Marie Osmond quits ‘The Talk’ for family reasons

(Photo courtesy of CBS) Marie Osmond announced that she won't return as a co-host on "The Talk."

A year after Marie Osmond joined the panel on CBS’ “The Talk,” she’s leaving the show — to spend more time with family.

The Utah native, 60, explained her decision in an Instagram post: “My husband and I just dropped our last two kids off at college, we looked at each other, laughed and remembered we hadn’t been this alone together since 1982!! So, at this stage of my life, I’m looking forward to spending more time with him and visiting all the kids/grandkids.”

Osmond and her husband, Steve Craig, first married in 1982. They divorced in 1985 and remarried in 2011, four years after she ended a 21-year marriage to Brian Blosil.

Osmond, who had previously guest hosted on “The Talk” more than 40 times, became a regular panelist in September 2019, replacing creator/executive producer/co-host Sara Gilbert. And CBS wished her well in a statement: “Marie is a consummate professional, and we thank her for sharing her personal experiences, insight, as well as incredible talents, with our audience. We will miss her humor, kindness and good nature, and wish her much success in her future endeavors.”

Osmond has completed production on a Christmas movie for Lifetime and has two more TV movies in development.

“The Talk” — which has featured the hosts and guests joining remotely during the pandemic — is currently on hiatus, airing repeats weekdays at 2 p.m. on KUTV-Channel 2. CBS plans to hire a new co-host to join Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Eve and Carrie Ann Inaba, but did not indicate whether that person will join the show when it returns later this month.