Here are some things you might know about the Osbourne family: Ozzy was once the lead singer of Black Sabbath, Kelly changes her hair colour more frequently than most of us change our bed sheets, and the four of them starred together on a zany reality TV show called The Osbournes.
Here’s something you might not know about the Osbourne family: There’s actually a fifth Osbourne, and she’s managed to hide from the spotlight all these years. Which is quite an incredible achievement, when you think about it.
It turns out Jack and Kelly have an older sister called Aimee, who refused to have her life broadcast to the world on MTV. When the idea for the show was floated in 2002 Ozzy, Sharon, Jack and Kelly were all keen to be involved, and she was overruled. So when the cameras moved in, Aimee moved out.
"Back then, I still felt I was trying to figure out who I was in the chaos of family life, so why on earth would I want that portrayed on television? I wanted to protect myself, my parents, my siblings, too. They were very young, very impressionable," Aimee, now 32, tells The Independent in a new interview.
"Obviously, I would have liked to stay at home a little longer, but it wasn't to be."
These days, Aimee is working on her music career — she's aiming to release her own songs under the name ARO. In very unsurprising news, she sees herself as more introverted than the rest of her very famous, very boisterous family.
"I suppose I was the one that had to be in control a lot of the time, but then it came naturally. And, for me, watching people get out of control, and be indulgent and dramatic was… well, very silly," she says. (Post continues after gallery.)