I looked at the courts online dockets for attorneys. There's a divorce pending for Geoffrey Thomas Osmond (Tom Omond's son) filed a few months ago. Nothing on Jay Osmond. I'll check again in a few weeks.
I did hear Jay and Kandilyn admit they had separated once, and she has anxiety, depression and social phobia (why they have 3 kids a not the mandatory 8). But they seemed okay a few months ago when they posted pictures online.
I guess I've seen it all as a divorce attorney and a child of divorce myself. But this seems rather low in terms of blind selfishness.
Don't get me wrong, I think anyone whose unhappy in a marriage has the right to call it quits. It just seems so selfish of Kandilyn to time her announcement while her son is on his honeymoon. I thought their son, Jason's, face seemed rather subdued during his wedding photos (he's normally a huge smile kind of person). On his wedding day, getting married at the same place his parents did, knowing his mom is waiting for the wedding to be over to announce their divorce the same week of his wedding seems rather cruel and depressing.
I'm not one to attach blame for a divorce. But there are selfish and unselfish ways of impacting one's children when having to take such a step. Jay seems not to be so selfish as to comment the same week his son got married.
I feel sorry for his children if their mom is so insensitive. The middle son is seems obviously gay in a Mormon family. (He's 20 1/2 and not going on a mission.) I hope he doesn't blame himself for this. I see so many Mormon divorces just because life turned out to be harder than the fairy tale temple marriage idea promised. People divorce for many reasons, but in Mormonism it just seems there are many divorces caused only by the fact marriage turned out not to be a fairy tale. Not a judgment on divorce. Just my observation that Mormon divorces have a unique fairy tale disillusionment component.
Gosh, I feel so shitty for Jason and Lauren's wedding plans being so utterly f***ed up by a mom who can't wait six months longer to announce a divorce (after 20something years). I would be so devastated during the honeymoon. How sad.
When the photos of the wedding were first posted on the site I noticed that Kandilyn wasn't wearing her wedding ring.
The framing of the message on Jay's site suggest that the announcement was posted perhaps on Facebook, then a flurry of enquiries to the main website and hence the decision to post the message there yesterday.
I wondered about the middle son: perhaps just curious as to whether or not he was in any way 'questioning' of his family's beliefs. I noticed he has a ring on his left hand and I was tempted to enquire about his 'marital status' He has had facial surgery fairly recently and according to the labels against the photos he has only recently started to eat properly again.
Also, Jason got married around 10 months after he returned from his mission though I think he met Lauren soon after returning.
Maybe Jason and Lauren's wedding plans were not screwed up by Jason's mom announcing her divorce. Who knows? I do think the timing of the divorce announcement is tacky.
I have not thought of the Osmonds in years. I wanted to marry Jay LOL! When I was living in Ontario, CA in the '70's my mother would drive my younger sister all the way to Westwood (I think that was the city) so she could attend the Osmond's ward. My mom would sit in the car and wait for her until church let out. Wierd! My mom claimed to be related to Suzanne Pinegar (Alan's wife).
Those are possibly the ugliest bridesmaid dresses I've ever seen, or ever will. No wonder he wasn't smiling much. I'm guessing Jason knows exactly what's going on the home and had no real reaction to the news. He's way too busy trying to figure out sex with garments on and wondering why he can't have a look.
I sew and I design. Those things are perhaps the ugliest ill-fitting, ill-conceived bridesmaids dresses I've ever seen. What were they THINKING?? Whenever I see something like this regarding the Osmonds I am reminded of all the money their parents lost for them. What a shame....