Ozzy: Se­cret of my 35-year mar­riage? Don’t get caught with your mistress

Irish Daily Mirror - - NEWS - BY JAMES DESBOROUGH mir­rornews@mir­ror.co.uk

ROCKER Ozzy Os­bourne has spo­ken about sav­ing his mar­riage to long-suf­fer­ing wife Sharon and ad­mit­ted: “I was a crazy f***er, I’m lucky she didn’t walk out.”

The rocker was caught cheat­ing with his hair­dresser last year, but joked that the se­cret to his 35-year mar­riage was: “Don’t get caught with your mistress.” Ozzy, 68, and Sharon, 64, re­newed their vows in the spring, but in an ex­ple­tive-heavy in­ter­view he spoke can­didly about their tur­bu­lent mar­riage. The Black Sab­bath leg­end said: “It’s a rock and roll thing – you rock and you roll. You take the good with the bad. “Now I’m com­ing on five years clean and sober, and I’ve re­alised what a f***ing idiot I was.” He added: “I up­set my wife and I up­set my fam­ily and I made a lot of shock and shame. I love my wife, and it made me re­alise what a f***ing idiot I’ve been.” Asked what kept them to­gether, he told Rolling Stone mag­a­zine: “I sup­pose it’s fair to say we love each other. I love her, and she loves me. “There’s no other woman I re­ally want to spend the rest of my life with. You make a mis­take and you learn by it. She’s made a few mis­takes, and so have I.” Ozzy, who is from Birm­ing­ham, went on: “You know when you hear these peo­ple go, ‘Oh, we’ve been mar­ried 35 years and we’ve never had a row’? “I go, ‘You must have been liv­ing in a dif­fer­ent f***ing coun­try’.” Ozzy’s stylist, Michelle Pugh, claimed she had a four-year fling with the rocker, who she dubbed “the love of my life”. She told Peo­ple mag­a­zine last year: “He made me feel like the most beau­ti­ful and wor­shipped woman in the world.” Ozzy, who has three chil­dren with Sharon and two from his first mar­riage, has many rea­sons to stay off the drink and drugs. He said: “I was say­ing to Sharon the other day, ‘Ev­ery one of my bad drink­ing part­ners are all dead.’ No one’s come back and said, ‘Hi, Oz, it’s cooler on this side. Come and join us.’ “I want to be around for ev­ery­one. But more than that, I didn’t love the way I felt af­ter I got stoned or drunk or both.” He now gets his kicks watch­ing Game of Thrones and paint­ing. But he has no plans to re­tire. He said: “Peo­ple around my age go, ‘I’m 65 now. I’m re­tired.’ Then they f***ing die. I ain’t re­tir­ing. “Peo­ple still want to see me, so what’s there to re­tire from?”

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