They have one of the most tempestuous marriages in showbusiness.
And Sharon Osbourne has revealed that she came close to divorcing Ozzy Obsourne after she found out that he had relapsed after seven years of staying off drink and drugs.
The former X Factor star, 61, was furious with Ozzy and forced him back into therapy in LA last year and now the Black Sabbath singer has reportedly been clean for 12 months.
Happy couple: Sharon Osbourne has recently opened up about helping her husband Ozzy through rehab
But Sharon told the Daily Mirror that she saw red when she realised that Ozzy didn’t take therapy sessions seriously and ‘and spent almost as long in the loo as he did on the sofa’.
She told the paper that her husband avoided talking to the therapist, saying: ‘The sessions were supposed to last an hour and a half and Ozzy spent half an hour peeing.’
Sharon added that the sessions only lasted a month before Ozzy quit, saying ‘It is not worth it. It was too much stress.’
Romance: The couple began dating when Sharon was 18 and last year celebrated their 30-year wedding anniversary
The outspoken star discovered that Ozzy was back off the wagon as the couple celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.
Writing in her autobiography Unbreakable, she said: ‘I would never have imagined our anniversary would be the start of one of the worst periods in our marriage.’
She explained that she went through his texts and discovered that Ozzy had been taking prescription drugs for a year-and-a-half.
Recovering: Ozzy has reportedly been clean for a year after battling drink and drugs problems
The star said: ‘I thought, ‘I can’t carry this any more. It’s what I have always done and I’m tired. I said, “I want a divorce.”’
But Ozzy has since started seeing a counsellor and psychiatrist on his own, with Sharon learning to accept her husband, saying: ‘You can’t change people. You either accept them as they are or you go.’
Meanwhile, Ozzy was spotted at My 12 Step Store in West Hollywood, California, where a witness told Radar that the star picked up books on recovery.
‘Ozzy was in a really great mood. He bought some sobriety literature and said his recovery is going really well,’ the eyewitness said.
Sharon discussed her husband’s last relapse during an episode of The Talk in April 2013.
She said: ‘Everybody knows he’s been struggling with this his entire life and I never knew that he was using prescription drugs. I knew he was drinking occasionally, but I didn’t realize to the extent,” she said.
‘It’s a disease that not only hurts the person that has the disease but it hurts the family. It hurts people that love you and we’re dealing with it. We’ve dealt with worse and we will deal with it and this too shall pass. Otherwise my husband will be taken to the hospital to get my foot removed from his ass.’
The couple have been known for their fiery relationship, with Ozzy blacking out and almost strangling Sharon after a five-day Vodka binge in 1989.
Ozzy met Sharon, the daughter of Black Sabbath’s manager Don Arden, when she was aged 18.
They married in 1982 and have three children – Aimee 31, Kelly 29, and Jack 28.
In addition to coping with Ozzy’s addictions, Sharon battled colon cancer in 2002, and two years ago underwent a double mastectomy after she discovered she has a gene that puts her at greater risk of breast cancer.