The Os­bournes

A lot has hap­pened to the orig­i­nal re­al­ity fam­ily over the past decade

Now (UK) - - News - Words by Rianne Ison

Long be­fore the Kar­dashi­ans even hit our screens, an­other fam­ily ruled re­al­ity TV

– the Os­bournes.

But since their US TV show ended in 2005, they’ve rarely been on our screens all to­gether. That was un­til Sharon, Kelly and Jack ap­peared on a re­cent episode of The X Fac­tor, help­ing mum Sharon choose her fi­nal acts at judges’ houses – with Ozzy no­tice­ably ab­sent. So what’s changed for tal­entshow judge Sharon, hus­band Ozzy, and chil­dren Kelly and Jack over the past 12 years? Through­out their 35-year mar­riage, Sharon, 65, and Ozzy, 68, have al­ways had a tur­bu­lent re­la­tion­ship. She’s sup­ported him through thick and thin, in­clud­ing his drink and drugs re­lapse in 2013 af­ter 10 years of be­ing clean and sober. But in 2016, Sharon was pushed to the brink when she dis­cov­ered Ozzy had had a string of af­fairs, in­clud­ing a four-year fling with hair­dresser Michelle Pugh, 46. Speak­ing af­ter throw­ing him out of their home, Sharon hinted she was close to di­vorc­ing her hus­band, say­ing, ‘I can’t keep liv­ing like this.’ How­ever, the out­spo­ken star has re­vealed they’re firmly back on track af­ter re­new­ing their wed­ding vows ear­lier this year. In a re­cent in­ter­view, Sharon con­fessed, ‘My hubby, as I call him a dirty dog, he might be a dirty dog, but he’s my dirty dog. I’ve known him since I was 18 and I’m 64, can you be­lieve it?’

Mean­while, their daugh­ter Kelly, 32, has had an equally up-and-down love life. Af­ter en­joy­ing high-pro­file re­la­tion­ships – in­clud­ing a short-lived en­gage­ment to Luke Wor­rall – the for­mer singer an­nounced her en­gage­ment to Matthew Mosshart. But just seven months later, the pair split and she’s now been linked to singer Dustin Lynch.

The star has also un­der­gone quite the trans­for­ma­tion, hav­ing yo-yoed in weight through­out her time in the public eye, af­ter turn­ing to food to re­place her drugs habit.

She fa­mously dropped 5st dur­ing her time on Danc­ing with the Stars – but Kelly now has a healthy ap­proach to her body bat­tle, say­ing she no longer strives for ‘per­fec­tion’.

Else­where, Kelly’s brother Jack, 31, has faced a tough bat­tle of his own. The youngest Os­bourne sib­ling was di­ag­nosed with mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis in 2012. Speak­ing about liv­ing with his con­di­tion, the for­mer Danc­ing with the Stars con­tes­tant said, ‘It’s a bit of a roller­coaster,

[ but] I try and stay pos­i­tive.’

And Jack – who is now 14 years sober and clean af­ter a stint in re­hab for a painkiller ad­dic­tion – has also found great hap­pi­ness in his per­sonal life.

He mar­ried Lisa Stelly in an in­ti­mate cer­e­mony in 2012, and has since had two daugh­ters, Pearl, five, and Andy Rose, two. They are ex­pect­ing their third child later this year.

Some things stay the same, though. Stick­ing to their re­al­ity roots, the Os­bournes have con­tin­ued to pro­vide plenty of col­umn inches over the years. And with Sharon hav­ing con­firmed her spot on The X Fac­tor un­til 2018, we don’t ex­pect that’s go­ing to change any time soon!

Jack with his wife Lisa and daugh­ter Pearl

From back in The Os­bournes days to The X Fac­tor in Oc­to­ber 2017

Kelly’s weight has yo-yoed dra­mat­i­cally over the years

Ozzy look­ing ev­ery inch the rock’n’roll star that he is

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