Marie Osmond Kept Relationship With Ex Secret for Two Years Before Remarrying

Famous for second chances, the star remarried ex after 30 years.

ByABC News
May 5, 2011, 7:48 AM

May 9, 2011— -- Marie Osmond, who recently re-married her first husband, revealed today that they secretly dated for two years before the surprise wedding.

"I didn't want anybody to get hurt, you know if it didn't work out. And gosh, it just worked out," Osmond said on "Good Morning America." She said even her kids didn't know.

First wed in 1982, Osmond remarried former pro-basketball player Steve Craig in Las Vegas on May 4. People Magazine reported the two were wed in a private ceremony at the Las Vegas Mormon Temple and celebrated with a reception at home.

When asked how she fell back in love, she simply replied, "Well, you don't plan those things." She said Craig helped her move into their Las Vegas home and their rekindled relationship began soon after.

Her brother Donnie Osmond called it a Cinderella story. "She deserves it. I tell you after all she's been through it's about time that Marie gets a little happiness in her life," he said.

Marie Osmond also showed off her two wedding rings, including one Craig bought from an estate in Paris and another full of eight carat Asher diamonds.

Her first marriage to Craig lasted three years and produced one son, Stephen, who's now 28 years old.

In 1982, Marie Osmond talked about her marriage to Craig on "Good Morning America."

"As far as Steve is concerned, I have never found anyone I respect more, who I love more," she said.

Her second marriage ended in 2007.

Remarriages aren't uncommon. The 2009 movie "It's Complicated," staring Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, is centered around a divorced couple having an affair together.

But it doesn't just happen in the movies: Think Liz Taylor and Richard Burton. Robert Wagner married Natalie Wood twice.

Osmond, 51, has had her troubles, including depression, two divorces and the suicide of son Michael, 18, last year. It was reportedly Craig who helped her to cope.

She appeared on "Oprah" after her son's death. "This is probably the hardest thing I've been through," Osmond told Winfrey.

Bethany Marshall, a psychoanalyst, said, "One of the reasons people reach back to old lovers is they want to reach back for really positive memories, and all that passion you once had."