Donny Osmond doesn't regard his wife as a ''sexual object''.

The 58-year-old singer has been happily married to spouse Debra for 38 years and believes the success of their marriage is down to the fact he ''respects'' her and they invest time in their relationship.

He said: ''I just love her. I don't look at my wife as a sexual object, she is my partner so I respect her, I love her and I appreciate her and empower her as a woman, that is way to connect to people. It's not what you can take from a relationship, it's what you can put in to a relationship, invest. It's not a lot to ask, it's so simple (sic).''

And Donny thinks too many people's relationships get ''messed up'' because they worry about what their partner can ''do'' for them.

Speaking on UK TV show 'Loose Women', he said: ''When I got in to a relationship with my wife, it wasn't the Janet Jackson song 'What have you done for me lately',relationships have really been messed up lately, like what can you do to make me happy, what can I do to make you happy? You know, I think, I want to make this one statement, I think there is nothing more empowering to a woman than having a man respect her.''

The 'Puppy Love' singer - who has five children with Debra - learned to appreciate his fans when he was just 14 years old after taking advice from Elvis Presley.

He said: ''I learned a very very interesting lesson when I was 14 years old from Elvis. He said one of the things I would do, if I could do it all over again is, I'd get closer to my fans and appreciate my fans a little bit more.''