Ozzy Osbourne, aka the “Prince of Darkness” and former lead singer of the group Black Sabbath is reportedly splitting with his wife Sharon Osbourne of 33 years.
According to media reports, the separation was caused by Ozzy’s alleged infidelity with a younger hairstylist.
From Fox News:
Ozzy — aka “the Prince of Darkness” and former lead singer of the group Black Sabbath — has recently been living in a Southern California hotel, The Sun said. “Sharon went ballistic with Ozzy and accused him of having the affair” with 45-year-old celebrity stylist Michelle Pugh, said a source close to the couple.
“[Sharon] said she had suspected something had been going on for some time and now had proof.” Ozzy, 67, and Sharon, 63, have teetered on the brink of divorce for years. In 2013, she opened up about Ozzy’s substance abuse on the CBS daytime show “The Talk,” which she helps host.
“Everybody knows he’s been struggling with this his entire life. I never knew he was using prescription drugs,” Sharon said. “I knew he was drinking occasionally, but I didn’t realize the extent.” In 2014, things apparently came to a head when Ozzy finally began trying to tackle his booze and drug issues. In an interview at the time, Sharon recalled a nasty spat they had July 4 of that year — their 32nd wedding anniversary -— which nearly brought them to a permanent split.
“I would never have imagined our anniversary would be the start of one of the worst periods in our marriage,” she told the Daily Mail. “I thought, ‘I can’t carry this anymore. It’s what I have always done and I’m tired.’ I said, ‘I want a divorce.’” But the couple stayed together — and even now, some sources close to them say there’s still a chance they’ll reconcile.
It’s “sort of true” they’ve broken up, but “he’ll be back,” a source told People magazine. Reps for Sharon and Ozzy couldn’t be immediately reached for comment.
It’s rare for a couple in Hollywood to last as long as Ozzy and his wife did so the news of their split is truly unfortunate. Share your thoughts about Ozzy and his wife below!