The Ozzy files! Ozzy Osbourne was allegedly having an affair with celebrity hairstylist Michelle Pugh, and his wife, Sharon Osbourne, found out about it by retracing the rock star’s digital footprints, a source tells Us Weekly exclusively.
As previously reported, Ozzy’s rumored indiscretions may have led to Sharon calling it quits on their relationship after nearly 34 years of marriage.
A source tells Us that Pugh “was one of Ozzy’s mistresses” and is a colorist at the posh Mêche Salon.
“Sharon found out about the affair by searching through Ozzy’s emails,” the insider continues. “She and [daughter] Kelly both called the salon repeatedly for about two weeks before the news broke, trying to get in touch with Michelle. They were really angry.”
Sharon, 63, confirmed her split from the Black Sabbath singer, 67, on the Tuesday, May 10, episode of The Talk. Sipping lemonade (cue Beyoncé!), the British TV personality addressed her marriage drama in front of the show’s studio audience.
“I’ve been avoiding looking at any pictures or reading anything. I know what’s going on,” Sharon explained. “I don’t need to read about it and see about it because it’s like putting salt in a wound. So I don’t need to.”
“I honestly cannot thank people enough for their backing me. For saying they love me. For everybody here at my home, supporting me, sending me messages of love,” she continued. “I honestly am empowered, and I have found this inner strength, and I’m like, ‘Right. OK. What’s next?’”
The mom of three also revealed that she kicked Ozzy out of the couple’s Beverly Hills home. “It’s true,” she said with a laugh, but then noted that the musician has returned, forcing Sharon to find refuge away from the couple’s mansion. “He’s back, and I’m out of the house.”
According to Sharon, Ozzy has cheated before. Back in March, she said on The Talk that she once caught him in bed with two nannies.
The pair wed in 1982 and share two daughters, Aimee, 32, and Kelly, 31, and son Jack, 30. The family — with the exception of Aimee — appeared on MTV’s hit reality series The Osbournes, which aired for four seasons from 2002 until 2005.
Us Weekly has reached out to Ozzy’s rep and Pugh for comment.
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Correction: A previous version of this story reported that a source claimed Pugh had been fired from Meche Salon. However, Pugh is still employed there.
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