Though they may be rich, influential, and glamorous, these famous Mormons have the same troubles we all face when it comes to love. Awkward dating moments, insecurity, and embarrassing failures all mingle with the sweet to make these real-life romances something far more than what you’d find in a fairytale.
Marie Osmond and Steve Craig
No real-life love story ends with “I do” followed by a happily-ever-after. Most have bruises and heartaches along the road.
Such is the case with Marie Osmond and her husband twice over, former professional basketball player Steve Craig.
The two first met after a basketball game at BYU where Steve was a star player. In an interview with Good Morning America, Craig shared what drew him to Marie:
“In the profession that she has, she has to go through a great many things. And through it all, I think she has maintained her dignity, her wisdom, and her humor and honesty. Through it all, basically, she has been a great asset to womanhood, and I can’t think of any greater lady that I would like to have working together with me to raise our children.”
But, things don’t always work out according to plan. The couple was married on June 26, 1982, then again on May 4, 2011. In between those two dates, both Marie and Steve faced a number of heartbreaks—some that pulled the two apart, and others that eventually reunited them again.
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