“The Talk” co-host Sharon Osbourne, wife of legendary heavy-metal rocker Ozzy Osbourne, says her husband in recent years cheated on her with more than just the woman with whom he made tabloid headlines.
“There wasn’t just one woman; there were six of them,” Sharon Osbourne, 64, told the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph. In addition to his admitted four-year affair with Beverly Hills hairstylist Michelle Pugh, Ozzy Osbourne had also committed adultery, Sharon Osbourne said, with “some Russian teenager, then a masseuse in England, our masseuse out here” in Los Angeles, “and then our cook.” She did not describe a sixth woman.
“He had women in different countries,” she added. “Basically, if you’re a woman giving Ozzy either a back rub or a trolley of food, God help you.”
Sharon Osbourne said she had learned of one infidelity while watching television at home with her husband of more than three decades. “Ozzy on one couch and me on the other,” she told the newspaper, “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 [expletive] women” — none of whom, she sniped, “were show ponies; he was doing it to fill [a] void in some way.”
In May 2016, following reports of his affair with Pugh, the musician’s representative confirmed to Rolling Stone magazine: “At this time, Ozzy is not in the marital home.” The Osbournes reconciled, and that August a representative said in a statement to People magazine: “Over the last six years, Ozzy Osbourne has been dealing with a sex addiction,” and that Osbourne, 68, “is sorry if Ms. Pugh took their sexual relationship out of context.”
The statement also conceded the infidelity extended beyond Pugh, saying that the Black Sabbath singer “would like to apologize to the other women he has been having sexual relationships with. Out of the bad comes good. Since his relationship with Ms. Pugh was exposed, Ozzy has gone into intense therapy. Ozzy is mortified at what his behavior has done to his family. He thanks God that his incredible wife Sharon is at his side to support him.”
The couple, parents of three adult children, renewed their wedding vows this year.