Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are still living apart after Sharon discovered Ozzy's alleged emotional affair with the family's hairstylist Michelle Pugh. The couple separated last week after Mrs. Osbourne found out her stylist was exchanging love notes with her husband of 33 years through his e-mail.
Michelle Pugh is a long-time Black Sabbath fan who once had her eye on building a music career of her own. At 18-years-old, she left her home in Lebanon, Indiana, and moved to LA to start her career as a drummer, according to the Daily Mail. Eventually, Pugh pursued her other talents and became a hairstylist to many Hollywood stars. Ozzy was among her favorite rock stars. Perhaps she was just star struck when she started her affair with the married lead singer for Black Sabbath. Now at age 45, she finds herself embarrassed and probably unemployed. It is rumored she has been fired from Meche Salon in Beverly Hills.Ray Chatman, a high-school friend of Michelle Pugh, explained to the Daily Mail that Michelle was really a nice person.
"Michelle was a really nice young girl. She played drums. She didn't party. She was really into heavy metal music and funny too. I had a good time with her. We never dated, we were just good friends, very close friends. She played drums and it was very unusual. She was really into Quiet Riot, Motley Crue. One of her favorite musicians was Tommy Lee (drummer of Motley Crue)."
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are both devastated by the separation, according to the Mirror. Their children are also suffering. Jack and Kelly are standing by their mom, while Aimee, the oldest, has reportedly taken the opportunity to spend time with her dad, according to Us Weekly. That, so far, seems the only bright point in the story.
Sharon Osbourne is unsure of how to continue. She intends to keep it all business, at least for now. Sharon has always been Ozzy's manager. She is very integral to his career as well as his personal life. Leaving her job as his manager would be both unprofessional and disastrous for his career at this point. Us Weekly reported her statement on The View.
"This is my business, you know? This is what I do. People have forgotten because they see me every day on the chat show, but this is still the other half of my life."
Meanwhile, Ozzy Osbourne wants to be forgiven. He feels lost without Sharon and seemed to be taking comfort that Sharon was required to be around for whatever reason. Ozzy told Us Weekly Sharon is not just his wife, she's his boss, and he needs her.
"She's my right arm. She's everything for me... She's everything for me. She's great."
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne were conducting business when they were seen together publicly for the first time since the incident. The two announced that Ozzfest would combine with Slipknot's festival, Knottfest.
Ozzy hugged Sharon Osbourne affectionately on stage, but she reportedly recoiled a bit before accepting his hug.
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are still wearing their wedding rings and have not expressed any real interest in seeking a divorce, but they are living apart. Sharon is unsure of what she wants, but it is obvious she and Ozzy are both hurting. They stand to lose a lot if they lose each other. After 33 years of marriage, they are very interdependent and rely on each other for friendship, emotional support, and various business considerations.
Ozzy hopes Sharon Osbourne will forgive him in time for hurting everyone with his alleged affair.
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