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Drugs, sex addition and a feud with Dannii Minogue: Where the Osbournes are now.

In 2002, the world was introduced to a family called ‘The Osbournes’.

They were nothing like the Brady Bunch. They were much more like The Simpsons…but with money, and open recreational substance usage.

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The Osbourne family, the year their reality TV show aired. Image via Getty.

Ozzy, Sharon, Kelly, and Jack exploded on to our screens, and were the most-watchable family at the time, thanks to their vibrant dynamic, and interesting personalities.

The show, for which Sharon had negotiated a lucrative contract with MTV, ended in 2005. Which makes us wonder, what exactly are The Osbournes up to, now?

Ozzy Osbourne

 

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Many people already knew Ozzy Osbourne as part of the heavy metal band, Black Sabbath. He was a larger-than-life figure, before the show, and that didn’t change. Neither did his extensive substance abuse.

As a result, Ozzy, now 70, suffers from various serious health issues and had to postpone his tour of North America and Europe this year due to a serious bout of pneumonia and other complications.

Since The Osbournes ended, Ozzy has continued to perform, even reuniting for a last show with Black Sabbath.

In 2009, he appeared with the rest of the family on Osbournes Reloaded. The show was cancelled after its first episode aired. In 2016, Ozzy starred in Ozzy & Jack's World Detour, which aired for three seasons, the final of which was in June 2018.

Also, in 2016, Ozzy had an affair with his hairstylist, Michelle Pugh, after which Sharon left him. He then spent time in rehab for sex addiction and, still in love with her husband, Sharon took him back.

Eight months after reconciling, the couple renewed their vows in Las Vegas on Mother’s Day in May 2017.

Ozzy told Hello! Magazine that the event represented a fresh start.

“For me, this was actually our real wedding day. This is the one that I will remember,” he said.

“Sharon and I have been through so much, and this honestly feels like a new beginning.”

Sharon Osbourne

 

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London-born Sharon Osbourne was the long-suffering wife on the show, and a mother who beat cancer. But now, at 66, she’s an identity all on her own.

Sharon has been a judge on talent shows such as The X Factor in Britain and America’s Got Talent. She had a much-publicised falling out (with allegations of poor behaviour from both sides) with singer Dannii Minogue in the fourth season of The X Factor, and then left the show.

Nevertheless, with her popularity soaring, and audiences loving her firm but fair approach, Sharon secured her own chat show, The Sharon Osbourne Show on ITV. And later, she became one of the hosts of The Talk.

Sharon has written three autobiographies, ExtremeSurvivor, and Unbreakable, which detail everything from her childhood, rocky relationships with her parents, marriage, cancer, and extensive plastic surgery.

In 2009, things were going so well, she was even named as Britain’s 25th richest woman by the Sunday Times.

But her marriage was still rocky.

Sharon’s tumultuous relationship with Ozzy was a prominent storyline on The Osbournes. Sharon had been with Ozzy since 1979, meeting him through her father, who was managing Black Sabbath at the time. She fired her dad, began to manage Ozzy’s solo career, and was married to him by 1982.

Daughter Aimee (who refused to appear on the show) was born in 1983, Kelly followed in 1984, and Jack in 1985.

In 2016, more than a decade after the show ended, the couple separated when Ozzy had an affair. After dealing with his sex addiction and substance abuse previously, it was the last straw for Sharon.

After getting help in hospital, and a period of recovery, the couple reconciled and renewed their vows.

"It was hard to rebuild the trust, but I can’t imagine my life without Ozzy", Sharon said at the time. "The ceremony was just beautiful. We've fallen in love all over again."

 

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Kelly Osbourne

Kelly was a typical teenager during the filming of The Osbournes; asserting her independence continually while trying to work out who she was and wanted to be. And, yes, experimenting with alcohol and other drugs.

But after the show ended, she grew up quickly, and crafted a solid television career. She was a judge and host of Fashion Police for five years, from 2010 to 2015.

She also won third place on Dancing With the Stars in 2009, and appeared as host on various other shows such as Project Runway in 2013, and Australia’s Got Talent in 2015.

Demonstrating she still had some growing up to do, whilst guest hosting The View in 2015, Kelly asked, “If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who will be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?”

Kelly also released an album called Shut Up in 2002.

 

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As for her personal life, Kelly recently split with boyfriend Jimmy Q, after four months together. But she’s had other things to concentrate on, posting on Instagram on August 10 that she was two years sober.


“I woke up this morning feeling overwhelmed with gratitude,” the 34-year-old wrote.

“I can’t even put into words how much my life has changed over the last two years. To the friends and family that have supported me on this Journey thank you I love you all so much.”

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 Jack Osbourne

 

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As a teenager, Jack Osbourne struggled with alcohol and drug addiction, and was sent to rehab on the show. But unlike his father, Jack beat his demons at an earlier age.

Apart from appearing in Ozzy & Jack’s Detour, he’s hosted various reality television shows.

Fitness and health has been a major theme in Jack’s life. In June 2012, he announced he had relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, after experiencing symptoms for years - including blindness in one eye, numbness in both legs, and problems with his bladder, bowel, and stomach.

While appearing on Dancing with the Stars in October 2013, Jack wrote on Facebook that performing was manageable, and he hadn’t been experiencing "any severe symptoms other than the odd bit of tingling down my leg and the occasional bout of fatigue."

Jack has other reasons to want to look after himself as best he can; his three children with former wife Lisa Stelly: Pearl Clementine, seven, Andy Rose, four, and Minnie Theodora, two.

The couple, who separated last year, finalised their divorce earlier this year.

Did you use to watch The Osbournes? If so, let us know in the comments below. 

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