Donny Osmond had a happy birthday at home. The singer celebrated his 62nd birthday, on December 9, at home with his wife Debbie. As a gift to his fans, he shared a rare photo of his supersized family.
In the photo posted to Instagram, Donny posed outdoors in a field with his wife of 41 years. Their five adult sons — Donald, 40; Jeremy, 38; Brandon, 34; Christopher, 28; and Joshua, 21 — and their significant others were also present. In addition, the “Puppy Love” singer’s 10 grandchildren are pictured in the sweet family photo, one that spans three generations.
In the caption attached to the photo, Donny joked that he had turned “29 again.” The former teen idol, who just wrapped his 11-year Las Vegas residency with his sister Marie Osmond, thanked fans for their birthday wishes, then revealed that he will “never forget” this particular birthday.
Donny added that his favorite birthday gift this year is having the holiday season off to spend the entire time with his loved ones, the first time this has been the case in nearly a decade. The music legend also asked fans to try to “slow down” this holiday season, and to reflect on all of their blessings. Donny also joked that he had sent himself one of his famous “It’s Your Birthday” singing greeting cards.
In the comments section attached to the post, fans were thrilled to see Donny and his entire family together in the photo.
“Glad you are having a great day with family and friends! Nothing more precious!” one fan wrote.
“Time with your best friend Debbie and your family is what it’s all about. May you have a lovely blessed season spent together,” a second follower added.
“What a gorgeous family you and Debbie created.. that alone is the best birthday gift anyone can ask for. Enjoy your day with your family,” a third admirer wrote.
“Happy Birthday!!” another user wrote to Donny. “It has been wonderful watching you grow from a child into a fine young man, into a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. What a ride. Can’t wait to see what’s next. Happy Birthday and keep rockin’ the purple socks.”
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Thank you for all of the birthday wishes you've sent my way today. As I turn 29 (again ????), I'm grateful for those of you who have been following my career since the beginning, as well as those of you who are just now discovering who I am. It's been a wonderful birthday — one I'll never forget. My favorite birthday gift this year is a holiday season off from performing so that I can spend time with my dear wife and family. I haven't had that opportunity since 2010. I almost forgot how nice it is to wrap up the year with my loved ones around me. It's given me time to reflect on how important family and friends really are. Although we live in a very busy and often unsettling world, I invite you to intentionally carve out time to slow down this holiday season and express gratitude for life itself and the many beautiful blessings God has given us. Thank you for all of your kind words and birthday wishes on my social media. And yes… I sent myself one of my @amgreetings singing birthday cards. ????
While fans and friends from all over the world wished Donny a happy 62nd birthday, the beloved singer also received a special message from his sister and singing partner, Marie.
Marie took to Instagram to share a collage of throwback photos. Said photos portrayed her and Donny as young children on an amusement park ride and as posing together as teens during their Donny & Marie heyday in the 1970s. A tearful pic of their Vegas closing was also included in Marie’s share. In the caption attached to this post, Marie told her big brother that he has brought “so much joy” to her life, and she added that she hopes he gets all that he wishes for in the New Year.