In August 2016, Black Sabbath lead vocalist Ozzy Osbourne admitted himself into rehab for a sex addiction. His wife of nearly 35 years, “X Factor” judge Sharon Osbourne, had discovered his infidelities just a few months earlier and subsequently walked away in May of 2016.
At the time, “The Talk” co-host said the split made her feel empowered:
“I honestly am empowered, and I have this inner strength, and I’m like, ‘Right, OK, what’s next? I can handle this.’
I don’t know where I’m going, who I’m going with, and I just need time to think, and really think about myself — about what do I really want for the rest of my life because this is, like, getting to the last chapter of this book.”
But, understandably, a marriage lasting that long is a hard one to walk away from.
In September of 2016, Sharon announced the she and Ozzy had decided to work on their marriage, saying:
“I forgive. It’s going take a long time to trust, but we’ve been together 36 years, 34 of marriage … I just can’t think of my life without him.”
Since then, the two have continued to remain married, even renewing their vows along the way.
After all that, the 64-year-old finally opened up about the painful details in a recent interview with The Telegraph — and she’s not holding back.
Sharon said her husband wasn’t just unfaithful with one woman — namely the hairdresser, Michelle Pugh, who admitted to having a four-year long sexual relationship with Ozzy. Rather, he had more than a handful of them:
“There wasn’t just one woman; there were six of them.”
She continued, saying he slept with women around the world:
“Some Russian teenager, then a masseuse in England, our masseuse [in the U.S.], and then our cook. He had women in different countries. Basically, if you’re a women giving Ozzy either a back rub or a trolley of food, God help you.”
However, she noted they all had one thing in common — their looks:
“… I couldn’t believe it. Because none of these women were show ponies; he was doing it to fill the void in some way.”
She then detailed the unsuspecting moment she found out he was cheating:
“We were sitting on the couch watching the telly, Ozzy on one couch and me on the other, and suddenly, he sends me this email. ‘Why did you send me this stupid email?’ I asked, and when Ozzy told me that he hadn’t sent me anything, I grabbed his phone and said, ‘Look!’ And of course it was a message meant for one of his bloody women.”
Despite the breach of trust, Sharon and Ozzy managed to stick it out. In May of this year, she told Hello Magazine she eventually fell back in love with the father of her children:
“It was hard to rebuild the trust, but I can’t imagine my life without Ozzy […] We’ve fallen in love all over again.”
Despite their marital roller coaster, Sharon and Ozzy seem to have truly weathered the storm. And despite his “type” outside of their wedding vows, Ozzy clearly hit the jackpot with the love his wife holds for him.