Known for being a “party hard” rocker, Ozzy Osbourne has done some pretty jaw-dropping stunts in his lifetime. He’s accidentally drugged a vicar, he’s shown himself up at the White House, and who could forget the bat incident? But the one thing he regrets most of all? Cheating on his wife, Sharon Osbourne.
A LONG MARRIAGE
Ozzy and Sharon married on July 4th, 1982. Close to forty years later, the two still refer to each other as “soulmates,” which explains why Ozzy cites cheating on Sharon as the biggest regret of his life.
SIX OTHER WOMEN
In a 2017 interview with The Telegraph, Sharon Osbourne confided that Ozzy had cheated on her with six different women. Among them, the family cook, the family masseuse, and, more recently, hairstylist Michelle Pugh.
THE LAST AFFAIR
It was the discovery of his four-year-long affair with Michelle Pugh that began in 2011 that reportedly sent Ozzy to rehab for sex addiction.
The four years of infidelity came to light when Ozzy inadvertently sent an e-mail to Sharon rather than Michelle. Sharon was, of course, stunned, and shortly after the on and off-screen couple split.
A FIVE-MONTH SPLIT
The split between Ozzy and Sharon lasted from May to September of 2016 while Ozzy faced his demons in rehab for sex addiction.
Sharon, understandably devastated by Ozzy’s betrayal, describes herself as “broken” during this low point in their relationship.
Reflecting upon his many infidelities, Ozzy is both ashamed of what he did and astounded that Sharon chose not to leave him – although he feared that she would.
Rather than leave her soulmate, though, Sharon chose to stand by her man, and in May 2017, the two renewed their marriage vows in Las Vegas at The Wynn.
“A NEW BEGINNING”
Ozzy refers to the vow renewal as a “new beginning” and a date that he will look back on as his “real wedding day.” He referenced the depth of his relationship with Sharon, citing that he is nothing without her by his side.
THE ONLY LOVE OF HIS LIFE
When looking back on his numerous affairs, Ozzy claims never to have loved the women with whom he cheated. Sharon believes that they “filled a void” that he felt in his life, and Ozzy would likely agree. He makes no bones about the fact that Sharon is the only woman he has ever loved and that his past indiscretions were mistakes.
Although he cites his infidelities as being “mistakes,” the aftermath that followed shows that the resulting fallout was just as destructive to Ozzy as it was to Sharon and their relationship. Ozzy acknowledges breaking Sharon’s heart and admits to hating himself for what he did. “I’m lucky she didn’t leave me,” he says [Source].