In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Ozzy Osbourne expresses how grateful he is that his wife Sharon had not walked out on him when he was a “crazy f---er.” He lightens the mood by rephrasing his iconic response to infidelity allegations, joking, “Don’t get caught with your mistress,” before describing how hindsight and sobriety have given him a clear picture of his more wild days.
“When I said, 'Don't get caught by your missus,' I'm not proud of all that shit," he told the magazine. "I upset my wife and I upset my family, and I made a lot of shock and shame. I love my wife, and it made me realize what a fucking idiot I've been.”
Osbourne credits love and forgiveness for keeping the family together, even after his brief three month split with Sharon in 2016. He maintains realistic expectations of a long life with someone in the music industry and expresses confusion with those who claim perfection with their relationships. “You make a mistake and you learn by it. She's made a few mistakes, and so have I,” Osbourne admitted. “You know when you hear these people go, ‘Oh, we've been married 35 years and we've never had a row.’ I go, ‘You must have been living in a different fucking country.’ Sometimes, I've looked at my wife and I've just been angry as fuck, and vice versa. Other times, I go, ‘Fuck, I love you.’”