Former TV presenter Toni Pearen, and her husband Will Osmond, recently welcomed a daughter named Ever – the choice of name was apparently inspired by a friend. Ever Osmond joins big brother Lucky, aged 2.
Toni started out in television on soap E-Street, and then pursued a career in music, where she had two Top 10 hits. After a brief stint on soapie Home and Away, she moved to Los Angeles in 1995, where she worked as an actor, singer and songwriter, and guest-starred on several television shows. She returned to Australia in 2002, and became the host of Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. Since being replaced by Shelley Craft in 2008, she has had some small acting roles, and appeared on Dancing with the Stars.
Will is a former restaurateur who ran a fashionable cafe-bar called Will and Toby’s with his younger brother for several years. Since the business folded, he has become a landscape gardener. Will and Toni were married in 2007, on Will’s parents’ country property.
Predictably, the press have been quick to label Ever a “weird baby name”, although the Daily Telegraph did get an un-named expert to explain that it was on trend, and pointed out that Milla Jovovich has a daughter named Ever, and Alanis Morissette has a son of the same name.