Thursday, May 5, 2011

Marie Osmond remarries her first husband... wearing the same dress as 29 years ago

By Chris Johnson

-Singer ties the knot in Las Vegas ceremony
-Day marks the birthdays of her late mother and son

Here comes the bride... again: Marie Osmond remarried her first husband Steve Craig today in Las Vegas

For Marie Osmond it was a case of something old, not something new, as she walked down the aisle for the second time with Steve Craig today.

For not only was the 51-year-old actress remarrying her first husband - she had also managed to squeeze herself into the very dress she wore 29 years ago.

And while she said it felt like the fitting thing to do, the Hollywood star confessed it was perhaps not the most comfortable to wear.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Marie revealed: 'I can't breathe, but I'm in it.'

Marie also told how she had got a new dress designed, but it didn't feel right when she saw the finished product.

'I had a dress all designed [for this wedding] and when it showed up it was not [right],' she told Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart in an interview to be aired tomorrow.

'I was so sad, I was actually kind of in tears,' she recalled, adding: 'I was cleaning out my garage and all of a sudden this box showed up in this pile of stuff … and it was this dress and it was five days ago.

'I'm not kidding. Isn't that crazy?'

Of course she might not have been able to have got into her old dress at all if it wasn't for her dramatic weight loss over recent years.

The singer, a spokeswoman for the portion-controlled diet meals NutriSystem, dropped from a U.S. size 12/14 (British size 16/18) to a size 2/4 (British size 6/8) in four months in late 2007 after losing 45lbs.

Marie, who got married in a Las Vegas ceremony, described today as 'probably the most beautiful day I have had in I don't remember [how long]'.

It was a specially selected date to coincide with the birthday of her late mother and son Michael Bryan, who committed suicide aged 19 last year.

Nice day for a white wedding: The bride, with a bouquet in hand, has the flowing train on her dress held aloft

Take two: Marie and Steve pose for photographs after their nuptials

She also revealed how it was her 28-year-old son Stephen - her only child with Craig - who helped get them back together.

'It was our son who got us to kind of be back together, but [my husband] has been there for me and he's just my best friend, you know, and loves my kids,' she said.

Marie first married former semi-pro basketball player Steve in 1982 with the marriage lasting three years.

Back to the first choice: Marie pictured here with Steve in 1984, two years after wedding No1 and, right, with second husband Brian Blosil who she wed in 1986 before divorcing in 2007

In 1986 she walked down the aisle for the second time with Brian Blosil.

They went on to have two children together - Rachel and Matthew - as well as adopting five children, including Michael who killed himself last year by jumping from the eighth floor of his apartment building in Los Angeles.

Opening up about the wedding, Marie said: 'We chose this day to kind of have Michael here as well.

'It's his birthday, and my mom's birthday, and I don't know, I just kind of feel like she's been on the other side just kind of making this thing happen.'

Marie says she feels complete now, adding: 'Some things I guess were just always meant to be, and time makes you grow up and appreciate things.

'Life is good, you know?

'Everything has been perfect and we just both can't believe it. We're so happy.'

Steve was said to be a huge support to Marie following Michael's tragic death.

The teenager left a suicide note, explaining he intended to end his life after a lengthy battle with severe depression.

In 2007, aged 16, he entered a rehab facility with Marie praising him at the time for his 'courage' in facing his issues.

In the same year Marie and Blosil announced they were divorcing after 21 years of marriage.


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