Jimmy Osmond: My kids don’t want to go into show-business. His brothers are the Osmonds and he is the youngest performer to have a No. 1 single in the UK Singles Chart, called “Long Haired Lover from Liverpool” in 1972. Well the fifty one year old says that his children will not be following him into the family business and work in show-business.
He has his siblings still play about one hundred shows each year. Osmond and his wife Michelle have children, Sophia, Zachary, Arthur, and Isabella and they not yet showed any interested in recording any songs, he feels it is good that they are avoiding so far a music career. Jimmy – who is currently in the UK with The Osmonds as part of the ‘Once In A Lifetime’ tour – told BANG Showbiz:
”Everyone is out of school so we’ve had a family holiday and come over together to the UK for these eight shows. My boys love doing that, they like coming round with us to see what their crazy old dad and uncles do. I don’t think they really want to join the family business and I don’t blame them! One boy wants to be a dentist.
”Showbusiness is different than what it was when we grew up. We grew up the old Hollywood way, we didn’t know what we were doing we just kind of fell into all these amazing opportunities with all these cool mentors and you don’t really see that happening in today’s world and that’s kind of sad. It would have been something that would have been fun to hand down to your kids but most entertainment kids really have a hard go anyway, always trying to live up to what their dad’s done.”
Also Osmond says that his children do have the talent if they want to be musicians. He also during Christmas brought his family on stage, at first showing no interest they move on to enjoy the experience.
”My kids are all really musically talented. I did a show in Florida, a Christmas show, and I made the kids sing on stage and they hated me for it at first. Then at the end of the show they said, ‘Dad we’d do that again.’ I think it’s in their blood but I think they’re smart enough to look at doing something else for a living.”