Marie Osmond Reveals Why She Broke Up With Andy Gibb: 'That Call Was A Wake-Up' For Him

Victoria Miller

Marie Osmond says she ended her relationship with pop singer Andy Gibb because she couldn't bear to watch his self-destructive behavior. Osmond made the revelation about her late beau on The Talk this week in a segment about bad breakups.

During a discussion with Talk co-stars Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Eve, Osmond said she ended her romance with the younger brother of the Bee Gees after a night in which he repeatedly called her on the phone.

"He kept calling me, well we had known each other a couple of years, and were dating," Osmond said of Gibb. "One night he kept calling me and calling me. He was obviously not well."

Osmond said she finally told the "Shadow Dancing" singer they were done.

"I felt really bad because it was something I should have done in person, but it was just enough. It was breaking my heart seeing what he was doing to himself."

"But unfortunately, his heart gave out on him," Osmond said.

Marie added that Andy was "beautiful" and that the camera "loved him."

By 1982, Marie was married to Steve Craig. Andy Gibb died in 1988, five days after his 30th birthday, after years of drug and alcohol abuse. At the time of his death, he had been attempting a career comeback, according to People.

But Osmond, 60, previously told People that as a young singer and actress, she dated a lot of people and "never really publicized it."

"Michael McDonald, he was my first crush," Marie said. "David Cassidy, I liked him. He was at the same recording studio as me one day and I thought I'll check him out. But I said, 'It's not going to happen because his butt is smaller than mine!'"

At the time, Osmond described Andy Gibb as "a dear friend," but she did not confirm that the "(Love Is) Thicker than Water" singer was an ex-boyfriend. She also joked that she wasn't "a nun," despite her religious background.

The Talk airs weekdays on CBS.

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