Wild rocker Ozzy Osbourne's marriage to outspoken reality TV star SHARON may look like a perfect partnership from the outside, but they have come close to splitting during their turbulent past.

The former Black Sabbath frontman, who has only recently overcome his drug and alcohol addictions, shares more than his fair share of tempestuous arguments with his wife.

Ozzy, 56, says, "Sharon and I have come pretty close to going our separate ways on a couple of occasions, but we've managed to sort things out.

"I'm not going to be one of those people who says they've been living together for 50 years and never had a cross word.

"Some days everything we do p**ses each other off, and we just have a f**king go.

"It's not like we have this idyllic life where I go, 'Darling, it's six o'clock, let's have dinner and screw our brains out."

22/03/2005 17:40