‘It Could Be The Final Straw’: Sharon Osbourne ‘Fears X Factor Job Could Spell End Of Marriage To Ozzy Osbourne’
Sharon Osbourne is said to be concerned that her new post on the X Factor could be the final straw for her allegedly troubled marriage.
The Osbourne matriarch was reported to be returning to the judging panel of the popular talent show last month after landing a £2 million deal, but according to insiders, the good news has also sparked fresh fears that the high-profile job could push her already strained marriage over the edge.
Sharon’s daughter has denied her parent’s marriage is in trouble (FayesVision/WENN)
“Sharon is trying to make Ozzy realise what he could lose if he ever touches drugs or alcohol again. She’s not ready to move back home until she sees some real long-term change,” a source told Closer magazine.
Sharon and Ozzy’s 31-year-old marriage was believed to be one of the stongest in Hollywood until it was rocked by claims that the pair had been secretly living separate lifestyles rumoured to have stemmed from the Black Sabbath star’s ongoing battle with drugs and alcohol.
The source went on: “But she still deeply loves him and fears taking The X Factor job in the UK could be the final straw for their marriage. Doing the show would be so full-on, Sharon knows she wouldn’t be able to devote her time to Ozzy.”
Despite Ozzy proudly revealing that he had remained sober for over a month on a Facebook post in April, returning to show when Sharon will need as much family support than ever could be a risky move for the 60-year-old, who first left the show back in 2008.
“Even though she’s not living with him now, she’s still able to visit,” the insider continued.
“But being thousands of miles away in the UK while he’s in LA, would make it harder. She would feel so emotionally torn.”
The couple have so far refrained from commenting on the state of their marriage, however, their son Jack and daughter Kelly have since denied the pair’s marriage is in trouble. A rep for Sharon has slammed the claim as total “b**locks”.