Huge bill to fly canines across Atlantic
Sharon Osbourne spends £230,000 (Dhs1 million) a year on plane tickets for her dogs.
The 64-year-old star frequently flies between the UK and Los Angeles for filming commitments and she takes her two pooches – Pomeranians Bella and Rocky – with her everywhere, even buying them first-class plane tickets.
The Talk host has even shelled out £400 (Dhs1,807) on getting individual pet passports for her pups and once on board they each have their own fully reclining business class seat, worth a combined total of £19,600 (Dhs88,000).
A source told MailOnline: “Sharon adores these dogs – they are like grandchildren to her. She has an incredibly hectic transatlantic job and understandably finds all the flying pretty exhausting and stressful. It takes its toll. Bella and Rocky provide a real sense of security and comfort, and are both perfectly happy at 36,000ft. “They have their own flat-down beds and are as good as gold.” According to the website, Sharon manages to get around the strict airline rules about pets on board by claiming they’re “emotional support animals”, and the star must get a letter from a licensed medical health professional that states she needs the animals with her in order to feel safe while flying. The news comes after she recently sparked concerns when she forgot the name of one of her X Factor contestants for the second time. A source said previously: “She moved house and now is working two jobs – one in the UK and one in the US.