Legendary rocker Ozzy Osbourne says his marriage to wife Sharon is great, despite the divorce rumours that have been floating around the internet.
The 64 year-old Ozzy has been said to be in a bit of bother in the the old relationship department. His 60 year-old wife Sharon is supposedly going to leave him, according to some sources anyway. But Ozzy says that isn’t true and that life with His X Factor judge wife is doing just fine, thank you.
Allegedly this latest “bad patch” is because Ozzy fell “off the wagon” and was taking too many prescription drugs. While it is true that Osbourne was back on the drugs for awhile, he just as quickly “fessed-up” and told the world via his FAcebook page that he had made a mistake. The ex-Black Sabbath lead singer says the things with Sharon are, “fantastic.”
The iconic music legend was doing his weekly grocery shopping in LA yesterday and he got corralled by some photographers who wanted the “inside scoop” on how things were really going with “her indoors” and Ozzy stated that despite their recent issues, things were fantastic.
Earlier in the year, rumours were rife that the two Osbourne’s were just one step away from calling it quits and splitting up. The fact that the two were living separately combined with Ozzy’s Facebook confession of being back on the drugs made it seem perfectly clear that the marriage was on the skids. Of course his assertion that they were living apart because of the drug problem went a long way to supporting that assumption of divorce.
But Ozzy’s assertion that all is well in the Osbourne household and that he and Sharon are getting along great, could seem like a bit of drug induced euphoria, except it isn’t. Divorce rumours aside, Osbourne’s Facebook confession probably helped the situation from getting too far out of hand.
The 64 year-old rocker had posted on his Facebook page that, “For the last year and a half I have been drinking and taking drugs. I was in a very dark place and was an asshole to the people I love most, my family.
He also posted, “However, I am happy to say that I am now 44 days sober. Just to set the record straight, Sharon and I are not divorcing. I’m just trying to be a better person. I would like to apologize to Sharon, my family, my friends and my band mates for my insane behavior during this period………and my fans. God Bless, Ozzy.”
Despite the fact that he’d been doing drugs and Sharon had not realised, she said in a television interview that, “I knew he was drinking occasionally, but didn’t realise the extent. We’re dealing with it.”
Sharon also said that she knew what Ozzy was like and that she knew trying to change him would never work. She went on to say that she also knew that she could accept him as he was. She insisted that the two were not splitting up.
She then went on to say, “We’re not getting divorced. However, I am devastated right now. It’s a disease that not only hurts the person who has the disease, but it hurts the family. It hurts the people who love you.”
Of course Ozzy Osbourne says his marriage to Sharon is great despite the divorce rumours, because the two have been together since 1982, (the year that they married) and 31 years builds a pretty strong bond between people. It is nice to see that the both of them accept the other for who they are and deal with problems as they arise.
By Michael Smith