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.
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.”
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Sharon Osbourne was amused by daughter Kelly's naughty tweet, in which she revealed the personal details of her father's mistress.
Angry Kelly offered up hairdresser Michelle Pugh's private phone number to her followers on Monday (23May16) as payback for the fact she came between her parents.
Kelly wrote: "Anyone looking for cheap chunky LOW-lights a blow out and a bl**job call..." adding a Los Angeles-area phone number.
And now her mum has come to her daughter's defence amid mounting criticism she went too far, admitting she though the catty tweet was a hoot.
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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.”
Sharon Osbourne is putting her marriage woes on hold to return to British talent show X Factor.
She will join another returning judge, Louis Walsh, when she flies to Wales for auditions in June (16) for the new series of the show.
Simon Cowell and former Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger will also judge the upcoming season of the popular show.
Sharon, who appeared on the X Factor from 2004 to 2007, reportedly put her comeback plans on after falling out with husband Ozzy Osbourne over reports suggesting he had an affair with a Los Angeles-based hairdresser.
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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.”
Sharon Osbourne has called on Beyonce to revive the all-female Lilith Fair music festival.
The concert tour, founded by Canadian musician Sarah MCLachlan, Dan Fraser and Terry MCBride of Nettwerk Music Group and talent agent Marty Diamond, ran from 1997 to 1999 and raised over $10 million for charity. It was relaunched in 2010, but financial problems plagued it from the beginning and resulted in 13 shows on the North American tour being cancelled due to poor ticket sales.
But Sharon believes the time is right for another similar festival, and thinks Formation singer Beyonce would be the perfect person to front it.
"I would like to see somebody like Beyonce do something like they used to do at Lilith Fair, all women," she explained to Billboard. "I think that needs to be done again... There are so many great female artists and singer-songwriters coming up. I think it’s wonderful."
Continue reading: Sharon Osbourne: 'Beyonce Should Revive Lilith Fair'
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.
Sharon Osbourne has been "uplifted" by the overwhelming support from fans following her marriage split from husband Ozzy.
The rock matriarch kicked the Black Sabbath frontman, 67, out of their marital home last week (ends08May16) amid reports of his infidelity.
Sharon unexpectedly took a day off from her co-hosting gig on U.S. show The Talk on Monday (09May16), but when she returned to her day job on Tuesday (10May16), she confirmed the couple had separated.
"I'm not with him," she stated in her first public comments since the break-up. "I just need time to really think about myself... what do I really want for the rest of my life? I'm 63 years of age, and I can't keep living like this."
Continue reading: Sharon Osbourne 'Overwhelmed' By Public Support
Is one of showbiz's most explosive marriages coming to an end?
It surfaced over the weekend that Sharon Osbourne had thrown her husband Ozzy Osbourne out of their $10 million Beverly Hills mansion after alleging that he'd been cheating on her with a celebrity hair stylist. So far, it's all been a bit of a mess, but both Ozzy and Sharon have spoken out publicly now.
Ozzy and Sharon split after affair allegations
It's been 33 years of marriage and only days since Sharon joked about catching her husband in bed with her children's nannies while he was still using drugs, but things definitely aren't so funny now. Here's everything we know so far about the split and what we can expect from the pair in the future:
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Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler , Julie Chen - 43rd Daytime Emmy Awards at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel at Bonaventure Hotel, Daytime Emmy Awards, Emmy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 2nd May 2016
Sharon Osbourne - 43rd Daytime Emmy Awards held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel - Press Room at Bonaventure Hotel, Daytime Emmy Awards, Emmy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 1st May 2016
Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne , Aisha Tyler Julie Chen - CBS Day Time Emmy After Party Red Carpet Arrivals at Alexandria Ballroom Los Angeles, CA at Alexandria Ball Room - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 2nd May 2016
Date of birth
9th October, 1952