EXCLUSIVE: Marie Osmond Turns To Ex Husband In Time Of Tragedy

Mar. 16 2010, Published 9:56 a.m. ET

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Marie Osmond is leaning heavily on former husband Steve Craig as she deals with the aftermath of the tragic suicide of her son Michael Blosil.

Sources tell that former basketball player Craig is helping Marie cope with the loss of her 18-year-old son, who jumped from a Los Angeles apartment building on February 26.

Blosil, who suffered from depression and drug addiction, had been in and out of rehab over the years and his mother had been trying to help him beat his demons.

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A source told “Marie and Steve actually started seeing one another  a while ago but the tragedy has brought them closer.

“Her Las Vegas assistant helped her reconnect with Steve as her husband was friendly with him and he always held a special place in her heart.

“Marie always said that they were too young when they got married the first time around and they have been seen at various events around Las Vegas including when she was recently honored at the Nevada Ballet Theatre Women of the Year Dinner.

“Steve is really comforting Marie in her hour of need.”

The singer has been single since divorcing record producer Brian Blosil in 2007 after almost 20 years of marriage.

Marie fell into a deep depression when her second union fell apart and she has credited her brother Jimmy Osmond with “saving her life.”

But she has now found renewed happiness with Craig, who she divorced in 1985 after three years as husband and wife.

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PHOTO: Marie Osmond's Son With Woman He Left Suicide Note To

The couple’s marriage produced one child, Stephen James Craig, who was born on April 20, 1983 and was later adopted by Osmond's second husband.

On October 28, 1986 Osmond married Brian Blosil. While married to Blosil, Osmond had two more children, Rachael Lauren (1989) and Matthew Richard (1999).

They also adopted five children: Jessica Marie (born 1987), Michael Bryan (1991-2010), Brandon Warren (born 1997), Brianna Patricia (born 1998), and Abigail Michelle (born 2002).

Since her son’s tragic death devout Mormon Marie has tried to keep busy – she returned to the Las Vegas stage to perform with Donny at the Flamingo Hotel on March 9 and was spotted leaving the Church of Latter Day Saints in Henderson, Nevada, on Sunday.


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