Marie Osmond concerned over the recent wave of gay teen suicides, has decided to share her very personal story with Oprah. Last year, the actress and singer experienced a devastating blow when her 18 year old gay son died. On February 26, 2010, Osmond’s son Michael committed suicide by jumping from the 8th floor window of his apartment building in downtown Los Angeles. It was reported her son had battled depression for most of his life, including rehab at the age of 16.
Marie Osmond born under the astrology sign of Libra, is best known for her incredible beauty and charm. A very private person, a source says Marie Osmond has decided to open up her heart and share her personal pain over the loss of her son. She hopes by speaking out, she can help other parents and young teens who may be struggling with the same issues. The source says, “Marie never imagined she would have the strength to talk about this devastating subject, but with so many gay teens committing suicide recently she had no choice. Against the advice of her family and friends Marie herself decided it was time to speak out and called Oprah to ask if she would be interested. This will be the hardest interview Marie has ever done. You can expect a lot of tears and rare pain that only a parent who had lost a child could ever understand. She knows Oprah will ask the hard questions like ‘Do you blame yourself?’ and ‘Do you think you could have done anything differently?’ But Marie isn’t afraid. She has been asking herself those questions every day since her son took his life.”
Astrologically, the next two years will be a challenge for Marie Osmond as she works to overcome her grief. By speaking out, sharing her son Michael’s story with fans, it will allow her heart to heal. From the ashes, she will find a deeper faith and comfort from others love and support.