Donny and Marie Osmond made it official on Thursday morning. The brother-sister duo confirmed that, after 11 years, they will end their Las Vegas show in November.
“Do you want to say it or shall I say it?” Donny asked.
“I think you’ve been dying to say it for years,” Marie replied with a laugh.
It wasn’t exactly shocking news. In October, Donny said that 2019 would be the final year for the show at the Flamingo Las Vegas.
Originally, it was just a six-week engagement. In 2014, the 750-seat theater at the resort was renamed in their honor.
The Osmonds laughed, thanked their fans and got emotional in the taped interview on “Good Morning America.”
“We have been through so much the last 11 years, her particularly,” said Donny, 61. “And she gets on stage and she’s such a professional. And she does such a great job.”
“I went through a terrible divorce here and a terrible custody battle. And I lost a child here,” said Marie, 59.
(After 21 years of marriage, she divorced her second husband, Brian Blosil, in 2007. In 2011, she remarried her first husband, Steve Craig. In 2010, her son, Michael, died by suicide at the age of 18.)
Their last show is scheduled for Nov. 16. Donny said it will be “very, very hard” to leave Las Vegas behind, adding that in the final show, “I’m just going to get out there and I’m going to have the time of my life.”
But the brother and sister said they will perform together again at some point.
“It’s the end of the Donny and Marie show. It’s not the end of Donny and Marie,” Donny said. “There’s a bond here that will never be broken.”