On last night's Entertainment Tonight interview, Marie Osmond talked to Mary Hart about her daughter's coming out and recent tabloid stories on a possible rift between them:
I love my daughter! She's my baby girl, come on. So what if she's gay? She's my daughter and she's an amazing woman and a good kid. I raised her, she better be good.Osmond, a devout Mormon, also discussed reconciling her religious beliefs and accepting her daughter:
I think it's sad when we have to separate something from society. Whether it's, 'Oh you're Jewish,' and then it was 'Oh you're a Mormon,' or 'Oh you're gay.' I love real people.
A lot of women out there have gay children. Who cares? It's so sad that we have to even segregate all these things. The thing I want is love. You know, I'm a Christian and Christ was that way. He loved everybody.Earlier this month, Osmond told Los Angeles radio station KOST 103.5 that while she is Mormon she does not impose her religious beliefs on her children and that she supports marriage equality, "Everybody has a right to believe what they believe. But I do think everyone has a right to have civil rights."