Sharon Osbourne Recalled Believing She Could “Change” Ozzy Osbourne And Described Her Past Self As “Naive” As She Got Candid About His “Bad Behavior”

"In my youth, being naive, I thought, I can change Ozzy," Sharon recalled before revealing that she warns her husband that he could get into "trouble" for his "inappropriate" interactions with women.

This article briefly mentions suicidal ideation and substance abuse.

It’s no secret that Sharon Osbourne and Ozzy Osbourne’s longtime marriage has had its turbulent moments.

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne standing at a podium with microphones

If you didn’t know, Sharon and Ozzy — who share three kids — tied the knot back in 1982. They briefly separated in 2016 after news broke that Ozzy had been having an affair with a hairstylist for four years.

Ozzy Osbourne in a long coat and Sharon Osbourne in a leather jacket, posing at a Grammy event

Ozzy and Sharon ended up reconciling later that year and eventually renewed their wedding vows in 2017.

Nevertheless, the pair have been increasingly candid about their marriage troubles over the years.

Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne standing together

Back in January, for example, Sharon opened up about attempting suicide after she found out about Ozzy’s affair. A few years prior, she admitted she’d slipped some extra sleeping pills into his drink to make him confess to his infidelity.

Now Sharon has reflected on Ozzy’s “bad behavior” in a new interview — revealing that the couple once attempted marriage counseling, although to no avail.

Sharon Osbourne seated at a desk wearing a pin-striped suit and layered necklaces

Speaking with UK publication the Mirror this week, Sharon revealed that Ozzy only lasted 30 minutes in the counseling session before storming out.

Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne sit close together in conversation

“One session. He lasted half an hour and threw a water bottle at the wall and walked out,” she revealed.

However, Sharon went on, “No matter how much bad behavior or who's wrong or right in a certain situation, I love him. He's the only man other than my dad that I've ever loved. I just adore him. And I knew what he was before I married him.”

Sharon in a pin-striped suit poses before a promotional backdrop for "Black Sabbath: The Heavy Metal Gravestone"

Sharon went on to admit that she used to believe she could “change” Ozzy, describing her past self as “naive.”

The couple embracing at an event

“In my youth, being naive, I thought, I can change Ozzy. He won't drink when he's with me. I'll make him a nice home and nest and we'll be happy ever after. But that's not real life,” she said.

Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne holding hands at an event, Ozzy in a long-sleeved shirt and Sharon in a embellished outfit

“I knew what he was. I knew he had addictions and I took it on,” she added.

Sharon also opened up about warning Ozzy not to be “inappropriate” with women, recalling an uncomfortable comment he made toward their home nurse.

Close-up of Sharon with short hair wearing a blazer and pearl necklace

“He's always been inappropriate with women,” Sharon said. “We have a nurse at home, quite a large Russian lady, and she bent over him and he goes, ‘Tell me, did you breastfeed your kids?’”

Ozzy, wearing round sunglasses and a gold chain, seated in a high-back chair

“I'm like, ‘You cannot say those things now,’” she said of her response. “‘The world today is different. You cannot talk to a woman like that; you can get into trouble.’ He goes, ‘But for what?’ There’s no filter at all.”

Sharon in a coat with a hite handbag escorted by a man into a building

You can read the interview in full here.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. Other international suicide helplines can be found at befrienders.orgThe Trevor Project, which provides help and suicide-prevention resources for LGBTQ youth, is 1-866-488-7386.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness helpline is 1-888-950-6264 (NAMI) and provides information and referral services; is an association of mental health professionals from more than 25 countries who support efforts to reduce harm in therapy.

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