Rocker Ozzy Osbourne is opening up about his 35-year relationship with Sharon Osbourne, which has had its fair share of ups and downs.
Osbourne told Rolling Stone, “When I was a crazy f**ker, I’m lucky she didn’t walk out. Now I’m coming on five years clean and sober, and I’ve realized what a f**king idiot I was. I mean, I’m still nuts, but in control of it a bit more.”
He added, “When I said, ‘Don’t get caught by your missus,’ I’m not proud of all that sh*t. 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 realize what a f**king idiot I’ve been.”
As for how they were able to overcome some tough obstacles in their marriage, Ozzy explained, “We love each other… 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… Sometimes, I’ve looked at my wife and I’ve just been angry as f**k, and vice versa. Other times, I go, ‘F**k, I love you.’”
Ozzy also opened up on his relationship with their kids — Jack, Kelly, and Aimee. He admitted that his past drinking problems made him an absentee father, saying, “I had a row with my son [Jack] one day and I asked him, ‘What the f**k have you ever wanted in your life?’ He says, ‘A father.’ That hit me between the eyes like a f**king rock. I turned to him on the spot: ‘Jack, I’m so f**king sorry.’ I was in a f**king bar on the floor all the time, which I’m not proud of.”
However, his decision to stay sober has changed their dynamic. Ozzy said, “Being sober gives them hope I’m here to stay. My relationship with my kids now is great.”
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