Marie: No Regrets About Sharing Drama with World
Marie Osmond is riding high after beating the competition on “Dancing with the Stars” last night, and the courageous star says she has no regrets about sharing her family drama – which included a public fall, her father’s death and her son’s decision to enter rehab – with the world.
“It gave me an opportunity to express my love for my son, who I totally believe in,” she told “Extra” after the show. Last week, 16-year-old Michael decided to seek treatment.
She added, “He's a remarkable young man and I couldn't be more proud to be his mother.”
In nine weeks, Marie has endured plenty of twists and turns on the dance floor.
With her divorce being finalized, a health scare and the tragic loss of her dad, “Dancing” has been the best distraction in the worst of times.
“It's a healthy distraction because you have to put everything aside,” she said. “It releases your endorphins and it feels good.”
“Extra” found out backstage with judge Carrie Ann Inaba that there’s a good chance Marie’s positive attitude and rousing dancing numbers could win her the title.
“Marie Osmond has got the audience voting for her,” said Carrie Ann. “She's a legend in her own time.”
But someone else may have an edge.
“Actually, I think Helio [Castroneves] is the frontrunner,” she admitted.