Sharon Osbourne has once again opened up about Ozzy‘s past infidelities, saying that “things happen” when you are involved in a decades-long relationship and accepting some of the blame by explaining that she “wasn’t always around.”
In August of last year, Ozzy apologized to the women he had sexual relationships with and admitted to undergoing therapy for sex addiction. His statement came out in the wake of the first interview given by Michelle Pugh, the celebrity hairstylist whose four-year affair was discovered by Sharon and nearly ended their thirty-three-year marriage.
During a September 26 appearance on SiriusXM‘s “Jim Norton & Sam Roberts” show, Sharon addressed the BLACK SABBATH frontman’s high-profile cheating scandal and their subsequent reconciliation.
“I think when you’re in for the long haul and you’re in for so many years — even though we’ve been married thirty-five years, I’ve still known him over forty years; we’ve been friends for over forty years — things happen,” she said. “Things happen. I had to do with it too. I wasn’t always around. I was busy working on my thing where I’m usually with Ozzy all the time. And for a few years, I hadn’t been with him all the time, and things happen.
Asked if she is now nervous to be away from Ozzy because of the singer’s past infidelities, she said: “I don’t like to leave him, because I know he doesn’t like to be left on his own. I’m not nervous about him; I just really don’t like to leave him.”
Sharon admitted that she wasn’t sure she could save her marriage once she learned of Ozzy‘s indiscrections. “I didn’t know whether I could control myself to ever be back in a relationship with him, because I was so broken, I was so… I couldn’t really get it together mentally,” she said. “And then it just broke me, and I didn’t know whether I was the one that would be able to continue.”
While acknowledging that she felt betrayed by Ozzy‘s actions, Sharon appeared to suggest that cheating and affairs are much more tempting for celebrities than they are for normal everyday people.
“Listen, I was brought up on the road,” she said. “I know the way it works, I know what goes on. If it’s somebody that you’re never gonna see again, you don’t even know their name, really, you wouldn’t recognize ’em again, it means nothing. But if it’s somebody that you’ve seen over time and you’re regularly doing this with a certain group of other women, it’s, like, ‘Nah.'”
Ozzy‘s affair with Pugh was exposed in May 2016 after Sharon learned of the mistress by searching through his e-mails.
Sharon told the British paper The Telegraph earlier in the month that Ozzy wasn’t cheating with just one woman. “There were six of them,” she said. “Some fucking Russian teenager… then a masseuse in England… our masseuse out here in Los Angeles… and then our cook. 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.”
Sharon talked about how she learned of his affairs. “We were sitting on the couch watching telly; Ozzy on one couch and me on the other,” she said. “And suddenly, he sends me this e-mail. ‘Why did you send me this stupid e-mail?’ 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.”
When asked by Hello! this past spring how he got things “back on track” with Sharon, Ozzy said: “To be honest with you, it’s only been recently that Sharon‘s been properly with me. I’ve damaged our relationship. But I promised her that I would stick with my sex addiction therapy. I don’t want to be that person anymore. I’ve been doing my utmost to make amends to Sharon and to all of the family.”