Donny Osmond went home to Utah over the weekend for a very sweet reason. The Donny & Marie star left Las Vegas immediately after his residency show at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino on Friday so he could cheer for his grandson at his 7th-grade championship football game.
Osmond, 61, took to Instagram to share a photo with his wife, Debbie, with their grandson, Dylan, as the group posed on the football field with the stunning Utah mountains in the background. For the family photo, the Osmond brother was decked out in a gray sweater, jeans, and a striped neck scarf. His wife of 41 years rocked a long navy coat for the very chilly Utah day.
Another photo posted by Osmond features his son Jeremy, who Dylan’s father. The proud grandpa also posted a happy video showing the team’s celebration after their championship win.
In the caption to the photo, the “Puppy Love” singer revealed that he couldn’t miss cheering on his grandson at his championship game and he told fans to “say hello” to the new football champs. He also told his grandson that he — aka “Bapa” — loves him.
Fans hit the comments section of Osmond’s post to remark on how family-oriented he remains after more than 50 years in show business.
“Family time. What it’s all about,” one fan wrote.
“The best way to show our grandchildren that we love them is by giving them of our time and supporting them in their activities. You showed Dylan how much you love him by flying back home here to Utah to see him play! Yep you’re a #1 Bapa! ” another added.
“How sweet Grandpa, I can’t imagine going to a game and Donny Osmond in the stands. That’s wonderful,” a third fan chimed in..
“Bapa was good luck!” another added. “Donny, you and your wife are young to be grandparents!! Enjoy!”
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I flew home after our show Friday night to cheer for my grandson Dylan at his football game. ???? This was their championship game, and guess what… they won! ???????????? Say hello to the Westlake 7th grade high school #FootballChampions. ???? Congratulations to my wonderful and cool #grandson Dylan. Bapa loves you.
In addition to Jeremy, Donny and Debbie are parents to Donald, 40, Brandon, 34, Christopher, 28, and Joshua, 21. While he has long been known as a doting dad, The Masked Singer alum has now proven that he’s a number one grandpa by taking time from his Vegas residency to root for his grandson.
The new family photo arrived just before Donny and Marie Osmond wrap their 11-year Vegas residency for good on Nov. 16. With the holidays on the horizon, Donny Osmond will surely have a lot more family time with his sons and his 10 grandkids.