Donny Osmond gushed over his sister Marie in honor of her 61st birthday via a sweet Instagram post where he shared how much he loved and supported her in a lengthy caption. He added a slideshow of nine photographs of he and his sister from toddlers through to today and singled out their "special relationship."
Donny and Marie were the seventh and eighth children of a brood of nine that included brothers Virl, Tom, Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay, and Jimmy. Born two years apart to parents Olive and George Osmond, the siblings shared a closeness that came from spending time at home with their mother while the older brothers traveled with their father and performed as a barbershop quartet.
In the first photograph, a black-and-white snap showed the duo standing alongside one another. Marie appeared to have on a nightgown while Donny wore a collared shirt and jeans.
The second image seemed to have been snapped when Donny was a teen idol to millions of teenage girls in the early 1970s and Marie had scored her first No. 1 country music song titled "Paper Roses."