Sharon Osbourne (born 9.10.1952) Sharon Osbourne is married to rock singer Ozzy Osbourne. Though Sharon was known in the music industry as Ozzy's manager, she rose to prominence in the public eye when The Osbournes was shown on MTV: a reality show that tracked her family's lives.
Childhood & Parents: Sharon Osbourne was raised in Brixton, London. Her father, Don Arden, was a music promoter. Don was Jewish and Sharon's mother, Hope Arden, was a Roman Catholic.
Sharon Osbourne's relationships with both her mother and father have both been fraught. Sharon has publicly stated that her father was a violent man and that she regularly saw him brandishing weapons and firearms as a means to intimidate people. When Don managed Black Sabbath, he sacked Ozzy from the group. Resenting his daughter's relationship with Ozzy, he set dogs on her when she was pregnant and she suffered a miscarriage as a result. Sharon did not speak to Don for 20 years. They were reunited in 2001 and Don appeared in The Osbournes.
Hope Arden was involved in a serious car accident, which Sharon believes changed her mother's personality and she was apparently unaffected by her mother's death.
Ozzy & The Kids: Sharon met Ozzy when she was 17 and working for her father, who managed Ozzy's band at the time. When Don fired Ozzy from Black Sabbath, Sharon became both his partner and his manager, launching a successful solo career for him.
Sharon and Ozzy married in Hawaii in 1982. The turbulent nature of their early years together has been widely reported. Sharon was once arrested for drink-driving and the pair were physically violent, with Ozzy once knocking out Sharon's front teeth, whilst she has thrown a full bottle of drink at his head. In 1989, Ozzy was arrested for her attempted murder. He tried to strangle her whilst under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
Sharon and Ozzy have had three children together, Aimee, Kelly and Jack. In 2002, they adopted Robert Marcato, a friend of Aimee and Kelly's, after his mother died of cancer.
In 2002, Sharon herself was diagnosed with cancer, which spread to her lymph nodes. She battled a 33% chance of survival and beat the disease and has since donated much time and money to cancer treatment and research.
Music Management Career: Sharon Osbourne is widely credited for the success of Ozzfest, the summer touring festival, featuring Ozzy Osbourne. The festival celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2006 and is recognized for helping to launch the careers of the likes of Slipknot, Marilyn Manson and Limp Bizkit.
Sharon has also managed Coal Chamber and, briefly, Smashing Pumpkins. She resigned from that role, claiming that Billy Corgan was making her sick. She has reportedly turned down requests for career guidance from Courtney Love and Guns N' Roses.
TV Work: The Osbournes, the MTV reality show, brought a huge amount of media attention to Sharon and her family and is credited for bringing Ozzy out of the shadows of heavy metal music and into mainstream culture's consciousness. The show began airing in 2002 and ended in 2005 and earned MTV its highest viewings figures in Britain and the US.
Following the success of the Osbournes, Sharon hosted her own talk show, The Sharon Osbourne Show, shown in the States and the UK. In the show, she tried to recreate the homely atmosphere of the reality show and conducted interviews on a giant bed. The show lasted for one season, following bad reviews and low ratings.
Sharon Osbourne was chosen by Simon Cowell to appear as a judge on the talent contest show The X-Factor between 2004-7. She also appeared on the spin-off show The X-Factor: Battle of the Stars. Appearing on the show was Rebecca Loos, who had recently claimed to have had an affair with footballer David Beckham. Being good friends with Beckham's wife, Victoria, Sharon publicly humiliated Rebecca Loos, who took a great deal of convincing to stay in the show. She has also appeared alongside David Hasselhoff and Piers Morgan as a judge on America's Got Talent.
In the Sunday Times Rich List 2006, Sharon Osbourne was ranked 44th in the list of the richest women in Britain.
Ozzy and Sharon announced their separation in early May after nearly 33 years of marriage.
Kelly Osbourne has said her parents Ozzy and Sharon are still together, despite announcing their separation in early May. Sharon and Ozzy separated after nearly 33 years of marriage, when the Black Sabbath frontman was alleged to have had an affair with hairstylist Michelle Pugh.
Kelly Osbourne says Ozzy and Sharon are still together.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight’s The Insider on Thursday (June 16) Kelly said: “My mom and dad are together right now. No woman with a neck like a c* is going to ruin my family.” Kelly also said there’s no bad blood between her and her father.
Continue reading: Kelly Osbourne Says Parents Sharon And Ozzy Are Still Together
We're still no closer to predicting how this is going to end.
It's been a month since Sharon Osbourne and Ozzy Osbourne appeared to go their separate ways after the latter's alleged affair with an LA hair stylist, but things have gone a little quiet since then. And with Sharon supporting Black Sabbath at Download Festival, does this mean their relationship is on the mend?
Sharon Osbourne supports her husband
Sharon looked positively glowing with pride as she watched her allegedly adulterous husband perform with his band Black Sabbath at Download Festival in Donnington, Leicestershire on Saturday (June 11th 2016), sparking rumours that their 34-year-long marriage may not be as over as everyone thinks.
Scherzinger, Osbourne and Louis Walsh have all returned to the talent show for the new series.
Nicole Scherzinger is reportedly set to pocket £125,000 more than fellow returning ‘x factor’ judge Sharon Osbourne. According to The Mirror the former Pussycat Doll will earn just over £1.8million for the new 'X Factor' series while Sharon will get £1.7million.
Nicole Scherzinger is reportedly being paid more than Sharon Osbourne for her ‘X Factor’ return.
Sources told the newspaper that the revelation will come as a shock to Sharon, as she was assured that she would be the highest-paid judge after head Simon Cowell. They added that Sharon had only decided to sign the contract once her demand was agreed.
The three former judges will be back on the panel alongside Simon Cowell when the talent show returns later this year.
It was probably the worst kept secret in television, but this year’s ‘x factor’ judging panel has finally been confirmed with Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh all making a comeback. The three former judges will join Simon Cowell when the show returns later this year and he'll no doubt be hoping the familiar faces will bring back viewers after last series’ low ratings.
The former Pussycat Doll last sat on the judging panel in 2013.
Nicole Scherzinger has reportedly agreed a million-pound deal with Simon Cowell which will see her return to the ‘X Factor’ judging panel later this year. According to The Sun, Nicole’s return to the ITV talent show is now official and the new line-up will be announced next week.
Nicole Scherzinger has reportedly signed on as an ‘X Factor’ judge.
Nicole will be sitting alongside Simon Cowell and two other retuning judges from the past, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne. A source told The Sun: “Simon thinks Nicole is a great asset to the show and is delighted he was able to sign her up, despite the commitments she previously had elsewhere.”
After months of rumours, Simon Cowell might have dropped the biggest hint yet about the new ‘X Factor’ judging panel.
Simon Cowell has reportedly ‘confirmed’ that Sharon Osbourne will be joining the new ‘X-Factor’ judging panel. According to The Sun, Sharon will return to the show later this year, alongside fellow former judges Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh.
Is Sharon Osbourne set for an ‘X Factor’ return?
When asked about Sharon while he was promoting the new series of ‘America’s Got Talent’, Simon reportedly said: “I think she and I are going to work on a show together in the UK. We mainly have a love relationship. It is always back to love.”
Continue reading: Has Simon Cowell Just Confirmed Sharon Osbourne's 'X Factor' Return?
She defended Sharon's recent remarks about Kate and Gerry McCann, labelling them "insane" to have left their children unattended the night their daughter Maddie disappeared.
Katie Price has defended Sharon Osbourne’s recent critical comments about the parents of the missing girl Madeleine McCann, saying that they were wrong to leave her alone on the night she disappeared nine years ago.
Speaking on her regular panel spot on ‘Loose Women’ on Monday (May 23rd), Price said: “It doesn't matter who you are, you don't leave your children.”
“I'm on Sharon's side. If you are on holiday, your kids sleep in buggies, why in your right mind would you leave your kids in a room? I don't care if it is a safe place or if you can see them or not,” she said, adding that they “shouldn't have gone on holiday if they wanted to leave them in a room.”
Continue reading: Katie Price Defends Sharon Osbourne's Comments About McCann Family
Osbourne made the comments during a discussion on ‘The Talk’ Friday (May 20th).
Sharon Osbourne has come under criticism after she said Kate and Gerry McCann were “insane” for leaving their child alone in a hotel room. Osbourne was speaking during a segment on talk show ‘The Talk’, where she reference the case of Madeline McCann, who vanished in Portugal in 2007.
Sharon Osbourne made comments about Madeline McCann’s parents on ‘The Talk’ Friday.
“There was a husband and wife on holiday in Portugal,” Osbourne began. “They left their baby in the room sleeping, sleeping while they went to dinner in the restaurant. And it is like, ‘Oh but we can see everything that is going on’. It is, like, insane.”
The couple’s split was announced last week, after 33 years of marriage.
Sharon Osbourne is said to have called in divorce lawyers in order to end her 33 year marriage to Ozzy Osbourne, according to TMZ. The reports come just one day after the estranged couple shared a stage together at an LA press conference to announce the merging of Ozzfest and Knotfest. However their appearance together was not a sign of a reconciliation and Sharon is now said to be moving ahead with the divorce.
Sharon Osbourne and Ozzy Osbourne are divorcing.
On Tuesday (May 10th) Sharon confirmed her split from Ozzy, when appearing on ‘The Talk’. “I've been avoiding looking at any pictures or reading anything. I know what's going on," Sharon said. "I don't need to read about it and see about it because it's like putting salt in a wound. So I don't need to.”
Ozzfest Meets Knotfest... meets Cringefest!
It was such a cringeworthy moment that it was almost painful for everyone involved, but Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne were forced to put their game faces on and pretend all was well as they re-united briefly in a Hollywood press conference to announce Ozzfest Meets Knotfest yesterday (May 12th 2016).
Things still looked tense between Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne
Unfortunately, Sharon is still acting as husband Ozzy's manager despite their very recent break-up, so she deserves a huge amount of respect for bravely attending the latest press announcement despite knowing that questions would be raised about their future together as a couple. Needless to say, it was as awkward as you could have imagined it would be.
Date of birth
9th October, 1952