The Talk alum Marie Osmond says she's 'spending more time with her husband and kids' after being 'fired' from the show
THE Talk alum Marie Osmond says she's "spending more time with her husband and kids" after being "fired" from the show.
Marie, 61, left the TV show in September and sources said she'd been ousted from the daytime series after feeling like "an outsider" – but now, she has a number of projects lined up.
At the time of her departure, she said: "One of the highlights of my year at #TheTalk was working with my dear friend John Redmann (former EP and showrunner).
"I'm excited to continue our working relationship on several projects we are developing.
"Also, my husband and I just dropped our last two kids off at college, we looked at each other, laughed and remembered we hadn't been this alone together since 1982!!
"So, at this stage of my life, I'm looking forward to spending more time with him and visiting all the kids/grandkids."
The former talk show host enjoyed bonding with her first husband Stephen Craig – who she remarried in 2011 – over the Christmas period but admitted that she struggled to decorate their giant tree.
"This is what happens when you finally get to spend Christmas with just your husband!!" the 5ft5in Dancing With the Stars alum tweeted on December 26.
"I only decorated our tree as far as I could reach. Is this considered a #HalfOffSale?!"
Although she wasn't ready to address her sudden departure from The Talk, Marie told the Daily Mail on Tuesday that she had a number of new projects in the works.
These include quality time with her family as well as co-producing a film, shooting a new movie, and trying her hand at acting again.
"Am I great? No. But you have to be willing to go for it," she said after appearing in The Road Home For Christmas (2019) and The Christmas Edition (2020).
"I loved making those films, they were great experiences, and I am truly happy people want to see me act."
Despite leaving the show on a positive note, sources told The Sun that Marie often felt "it was four versus one" during the open subject discussions with Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Eve, and Carrie Ann Inaba.
In December, fans slammed the show for snubbing Marie from Eve’s farewell tribute and not giving her the same “sendoff.”
Sharon and Sheryl said goodbye to Eve on her final episode after she revealed in November that she is leaving the show after four seasons.
Sara Gilbert and Julie Chen, were featured in the highlight reel but Marie was not, which led to criticism from fans on Facebook.
Late last year, CBS confirmed Marie “a consummate professional" was leaving and thanked her for "sharing her personal experiences, insight, as well as incredible talents, with our audience."
"We will miss her humor, kindness and good nature, and wish her much success in her future endeavors,” the network said in a statement to Deadline.
But The Sun was exclusively told by a source that the entertainment legend’s opinions were “viewed as different because she had conservative views and often maintained a strong stance on many subjects.”
Due to the differing stances, the source revealed Marie “suspected” her contract would not be renewed after this season.
The informant said: “Marie is leaving the show and not coming back for series 11.
"It has sent shockwaves among some of the staff, but Marie was not as surprised.
However, the insider added that "Marie was not entirely surprised at the news given her gut feelings on the shake up this week.
“She knows how showbusiness and TV works, so is aware as one door closes often many many more open.
"But she is certainly not one to sit and lament this exit, because there is so much else on her plate.”
Marie – who is the younger sister of TV and music icon Donny Osmond–plans on speaking “more openly about her experience once the dust settles,” the source concluded.
Reps from the CBS series did not immediately respond to The Sun's request for comment when the story was published in September.
The daytime show aired its season finale on August 4 with Marie ending on a positive note praising her cast mates.
After her first season on the series, she told the ladies: "I want to say a big, big thank you.
“You have all taught me so much. It is really powerful to sit with women and we are diverse.
“But whatever differences (we have) it is wonderful we can sit and talk, and that we share our love and appreciation for one another.”
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