Ozzy Osbourne Said Cheating Scandal Was a ‘Reality Check’ and Is Happy Sharon Didn’t Leave

A few years ago, Ozzy Osbourne’s affair was put on blast by his daughter. It looked like his marriage with Sharon Osbourne might be done for good. He recently opened up about his one regret and being happy it didn’t end their marriage after all.

Ozzy Osbourne’s affair was revealed in 2016

Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne | Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images

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Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have been married since 1982. They shared parts of their family life through their reality shows. However, they’ve been private after they ended until news of his affair was revealed in 2016.

The rockstar reportedly had a four-year-long affair with hair colorist, Michelle Pugh. The married couple’s daughter, Kelly went on a Twitter rant about this and released Pugh’s phone number. Pugh later sued her for this and they reached a settlement, according to The Sun.

Sharon and Ozzy separated for a short time after the news was revealed. She answered why this time their problem felt so different on The Talk.

“Because I’m 63 years of age and I can’t keep living like this,” she said. Her co-host also asked if there’s a chance they’ll work it out. “I honestly don’t know,” she answered. “At this point I can not answer that because I don’t know what I want.”

He later reconciled with Sharon Osbourne

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They then reconciled and renewed their vows in 2017. She explained why they worked things out.

“The bottom line is that I love him, he loves me,” Sharon told Entertainment Tonight. “We’re in our 36th year [of marriage] right now, but I’ve known him for 40 years. And [after] 40 years is he honestly going to turn around and say, ‘I’ve never been with another woman in 40 years?’ No.”

Ozzy claimed he has a sex addiction and needed help. It was also revealed that he was intimate with more women in the past. The talk show host applauded him for bravely talking about it openly.

“We’ve worked for so much together, we’ve achieved so much together,” she said. “Our family, our friends, and I just don’t want to give that up!”

He called it a reality check

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The lead singer had time to reflect on his actions since the news broke. He claimed that he has changed since it happened.

“I’ve done some pretty outrageous things in my life. I regret cheating on my wife. I don’t do it anymore,” he told British GQ in 2020. “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.”

It sounds like the married couple has managed to make it work. The Black Sabbath frontman has a regret and that was cheating on his wife.