Top American relationship advice expert Dr Phil McGRAW had The Osbournes in
tears on their final reality show on Monday night (21MAR05), when he asked
Kelly Osbourne to talk about growing up around her drug and booze-addled dad
Dr Phil was invited into the family's home for the finale and he set about
showing the Osbournes the best and worst of themselves.
He really hit a nerve when he asked daughter Kelly whether she suffered as
a child when her rocker father was either on tour or incapacitated.
She sobbed, "I can't even remember a time when I was a kid when we'd ever
go out as a family or go to a movie with my dad. He'd fall asleep in my school
meetings. I thought that's the way that all families are."
But the SHUT UP singer insists she couldn't resent her father: "I can't be
mad at somebody I love."
And she had her mother SHARON in tears when she revealed her father's
sobriety is the "best thing he could have given her."
McGraw also made it clear to Ozzy that he can still be the best father
ever - even though he failed when his daughter was growing up.
He asked, "Do you agree that it's not too late for you to be a huge
influence in her life because young girls grow up and they really need that
connection with their dads?
"She needs for you to really be involved in her life and treat her with
dignity and respect... That will teach her never to settle for anything less
from any man in her life."