Sharon Osbourne Addresses Ozzy Separation: ‘I Can’t Keep Living Like This’
Sharon Osbourne confirmed that she and longtime husband Ozzy Osbourne are no longer living under the same roof during today's episode of her show The Talk today.
Sharon did not directly address rumors suggesting that she caught Ozzy having an affair with their hairdresser. But Osbourne and her co-hosts made sure to point out the large glass of lemonade she carried onto the stage, a not-so-subtle reference to Beyonce's new album of the same name, which features a storyline based on marital infidelity.
During an opening Q&A segment, Sharon confirmed that she kicked Ozzy out of the house, then revealed that the Black Sabbath and solo star returned to the home yesterday, at which point she left. She thanked her fans and co-workers for their support, declaring "I'm doing great. I really, really am. I honestly am empowered and I have found this inner strength. I can handle this."
When asked what the future holds for the couple, who married in July of 1982 but have endured many public spats over the years, Sharon said, "I honestly at this point today have no idea what I'm doing with the rest of my life. I just need time to think about myself, and what do I want for the rest of my life. [I'm] getting to the last chapter of my life. I really want to think carefully about where I want to go ... because I'm 63 years of age, and I can't keep living like this."
She did profess her continued love for Ozzy – "He's given me unbelievable light, he's given me three gorgeous children. You know I love him" – and also confirmed that the couple have been communicating. "We're talking," she said. "I spoke to him last night. I'm not with him, but I speak to him."
When asked if there was a chance she and Ozzy could patch things up, Sharon admitted, "I honestly don't know. At this point I cannot answer that, because I don't know what I want. I've got to follow my heart, and I don't even know what my heart is telling me right now. I'm just trying to take it all in, process it and do it calmly and in a timely fashion."
The only comment from Ozzy in the wake of these reports is a statement denying that he has suffered any kind of relapse into drug or alcohol addiction. 'I have been sober for three and a quarter years," he told E! News. "I have not touched drugs or alcohol in that time. Any reports that I am not sober are completely inaccurate." He is due to make a previously scheduled "special announcement" at a press event in Los Angeles on May 12.
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