Ozzy Osbourne Is Grateful Sharon Osbourne Did Not Leave Him After His 2016 Affair but Sharon Alleges Ozzy Cheated Six Times
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s relationship continues to stand the test of time. Their marriage spans nearly 40 years and the two have overcome addiction, infidelity, and even a drug-fueled night that nearly ended in Ozzy killing Sharon. But through it all, the couple say that Ozzy’s infidelity has had the most negative impact on their marriage. Ozzy admits he’s grateful Sharon did not leave him over his cheating.
A recap of Ozzy Osbourne’s 2016 cheating scandal; Sharon says Ozzy cheated six times
Sharon famously announced on the CBS daytime talk show The Talk that she was leaving Ozzy upon discovering his infidelity. At the time, she said the decision to leave came after being inspired by Beyoncé’s Lemonade special, sipping lemonade in jest while discussing the split. Beyoncé’s album detailed her marital issues with Jay-Z, including his affairs.
She later told The Telegraph in a 2017 interview that Ozzy had six extramarital affairs throughout their relationship, per The Huffington Post.
“There wasn’t just one woman; there were six of them,” Sharon alleges. “Some f–king Russian teenager…then a masseuse in England…our masseuse out here [in LA]…and then our cook,” she said.“He had women in different countries. Basically, if you’re a woman giving Ozzy either a back rub or a trolley of food, God help you.”
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She learned of Ozzy’s affair from an email that Ozzy mistakenly sent Sharon. Sharon believes the email was intended for one of Ozzy’s mistresses. The affair that proved to be too much for Sharon was with Ozzy’s hairstylist.
Despite such, the couple reconciled after Ozzy went public with sex addiction and committed to seeking help. The two renewed their vows in Las Vegas just months later on Mother’s Day.
In a March 2020 interview with Good Morning Britain, Sharon said she was “broken in every sense” due to Ozzy’s cheating.
Ozzy Osbourne reflects on how his cheating scandal hurt Sharon Osbourne and nearly cost him his marriage
Ozzy says he’s lucky to have his longtime wife in spite of his infidelities. The famous rocker reflects on how he regrets his actions in a new interview with British GQ.
“I’ve done some pretty outrageous things in my life [and] I regret cheating on my wife,” he admits. “I don’t do it anymore [and] I got my reality check and I’m lucky she didn’t leave me. I’m not proud of that. I was pissed off with myself. But I broke her heart.”
Ozzy says Sharon leaving him for a few months was the wake-up call he needed, noting he’s “lucky” Sharon did not leave him for good.
This isn’t the first time Ozzy’s publicly expressed his regret for stepping out on Sharon. In a 2017 interview with Rolling Stone, he said the idea of Sharon leaving him is hard to imagine.
“It’s a rock ‘n’ roll thing — you rock and you roll,” he said at the time. “You take the good with the bad. When I was a crazy f—er, I’m lucky she didn’t walk out.”
In the same interview, he said the ordeal brought much embarrassment to himself and his family. “When I said, ‘Don’t get caught by your missus,’ I’m not proud of all that s—. I upset my wife and I upset my family and I made a lot of shock and shame. I love my wife, and it made me realize what a f—– idiot I’ve been,” he said.
The couple are approaching 40 years of marriage.