Why Did Marie Osmond Go Blonde?

10/03/2013 at 12:44 PM ET

Marie Osmond Blonde

She’s a little bit country, and with a shaggy blonde crop, she’s a whole lot rock ‘n’ roll. But what led Marie Osmond to upset that delicate balance with her sexy new do?

As it turns out, it’s only temporary: It’s a wig she wears so she can go out in public with her family without attracting too much attention (though we imagine walking around with seven kids might negate the effects of the wig somewhat!). “This is my mommy hair,” she said on The Wendy Williams Show, where she shocked the host with her bold new look. “When I go out with my kids, I never go as me … My children only know me as a blonde!”

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She confessed to having a constant rotation of wigs in her arsenal, as well as having had “every hair do and don’t on the planet” with her natural style. Osmond and Williams both reminisced fondly about Osmond’s groundbreaking short haircut from the ’70s. “[Famed hairstylist] Suga cut my hair … and then everybody who had a Donny and Marie Barbie doll cut their Barbie doll’s hair!” she said, laughing.

The best part of the interview? Osmond’s flippy blonde do seems to give her a little extra sass. Watch the video below to see what we mean, and tell us, What do you think of Osmond as a blonde? Now her secret’s out, should she make it a little more permanent?

–Alex Apatoff

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frances on

oh no, is she going off her rocker too.

ouiser on

I think she looks great as a blonde! Rock it, Marie!

heather on

so she wears a wig on a tv show that she usually wears out in public so no one recognizes her? that seems pretty counter productive.

Lori on

She is beautiful – inside and out. I love her. She has lived a life of true ups and down. She has nothing to hide. And when she speaks about trying to help her son who ultimately committed suicide – she is just a mother whose heart has been broken forever. Marie Osmond – keep on keeping on! You ARE beautiful.

Princess07 on

She looks like that loud laughing chick judge from So You Think You Can Dance. I think her name is Mary. I Marie looks better and ageless with darker color hair. That blond color makes her hair look dry and frizzy.

Brandee on

Marie is always wonderful and beautiful. She is a lovely person. I grew up watching the Donny and Marie show so I just love her.

Guest on


Di on

Good question. “why?”

Stackwrapandroll on

Heather… I was thinking the exact same thing. She just blew her cover. I do love her though!

Yvonne on

I think she looks awesome!!! She has a heart of “gold.” You have to admire her spunk and her sense of humor. Oh, and the fact that she has morals and values is even more appealing. I have admired her since high school. I think she is truly a wonderful role models for women of all walk of life. Keep on Marie…you will continue to encourage and may you be blessed! :)

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