Sharon Osbourne Manages to Crack a Joke About Husband Ozzy's Sex Addiction

ozzy osbourne, sharon osbourneDealing with a troubled marriage is hard enough without having to do it in the public eye, but Sharon Osbourne is handling husband Ozzy Osbourne's recent infidelities as well as can be expected. The 63-year-old TV star opened up about her experience during the August 3 episode of The Talk, revealing that she's actually "proud" of Ozzy for seeking help for his reported sex addiction -- and proving that she hasn't lost her sense of humor.

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The longtime couple were rumored to be on the verge of a split after it was discovered in May that Ozzy had been cheating on Sharon with hairstylist Michelle Pugh, but it seems as if the rock icon is using the potential breakup of his marriage as an opportunity to finally address the sex addiction he's apparently been battling for the last six years. As Sharon said on The Talk:

He's been going [to] outpatient for sex addiction for the last three months and after the tour ... he goes into inpatient for three months. He's working at it. It's hard because it affects the whole family and it’s quite embarrassing ... I'm proud that he's come out and admitted it, finally.

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"It's really hard to kind of sit here and you think it's happening to somebody else, but it's actually happening to you," she also said. "It’s been going on for at least six years."

Sharon even managed to crack a joke about how her husband "should call Tiger Woods for some advice." (Oh no she didn't!)

Yikes. I don't doubt that this whole thing must be terribly embarrassing, particularly for someone like Sharon Osbourne, who is known for her marketing savvy and knack for controlling the image her family presents to the media. (Don't forget, Sharon Osbourne had her clan doing the reality show thing long before Kris Jenner launched the Keeping Up with the Kardashians empire.) In fact, the tidiness of Ozzy's subsequent sex addiction admission is enough to make the more cynical among us wonder if perhaps the whole thing isn't, well, a little too tidy -- as in, a carefully orchestrated attempt to save face. But then again, in a statement issued to US Weekly, Ozzy does seem remorseful (as much as anyone can seem remorseful in a statement, anyway):

"I am mortified at what my behavior has done to my family," he said. "I thank God that my incredible wife is at my side to support me."

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Ozzy added that he is sorry if his mistress "took our sexual relationship out of context," and that he'd "also like to apologize to the other women I have been having sexual relationships with. Out of bad comes good."

Hmmm, did I say he sounded remorseful? Because that last part about good coming out of bad seems an awful lot like a justification, but maybe it's just positive thinking ... yeah, let's go with that. And ultimately, it could be said that Sharon is facing the scandal with an impressive level of bravery and honesty (and damage-control skills?).

Whatever is really going on with these two, we wish them well. After all, they've been together for decades -- and they seem made for each other in so many ways!

 

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