One of rock’s most famous couples, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, may be splitting up after over 33 years of marriage. According to E! News, the Black Sabbath singer and his wife “mutually agreed” that he would temporarily vacate the family home they shared. A spokesperson for the couple confirmed, “At this time, Ozzy is not in the marital home.”
Ozzy and Sharon temporarily split in 2013 after the singer relapsed into drug and alcohol abuse after years of sobriety. “Everybody knows he’s been struggling with this his entire life and I never knew that he was using prescription drugs. I knew he was drinking occasionally, but I didn’t realize to the extent,” Sharon Osbourne told The Talk in April 2013 amid the marital woes.
“It’s a disease that not only hurts the person that has the disease, but it hurts the family. It hurts people that love you and we’re dealing with it,” she added. “We’ve dealt with worse and we will deal with it and this too shall pass. Otherwise my husband will be taken to the hospital to get my foot removed from his ass.”
Ozzy Osbourne admitted in a Facebook post at the time, “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. 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 am just trying to be a better person.”
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As part of their reconciliation in 2013, Ozzy attended daily AA meetings; he’s remained sober since. Both TMZ and E! News confirm that the couple’s latest breakup has nothing to do with the Black Sabbath singer once again relapsing. Instead, numerous reports including the Huffington Post U.K. are claiming that Ozzy Osbourne was allegedly involved in an extramarital affair.
Ozzy Osbourne has long credited Sharon with saving his life. In 1989, following a five-day drug and alcohol binge, the singer was arrested for attempted murder after strangling his wife. Sharon didn’t file charges at the time, instead forcing Ozzy to confront his drug problem at rehab.
The couple, along with their children Jack and Kelly, opened up their home to MTV cameras for four seasons of the hit reality series The Osbournes between 2002 and 2005.