E! News reported that the couple reached a mutual agreement that the rocker would move out of their house temporarily, but noted that the split “has nothing to do with Ozzy’s sobriety.”
A source tells Us, “Sharon kicked him out and thinks he’s having an affair,” but adds that “this has happened before. Hopefully it will blow over.”
Ozzy, 67, and Sharon, 63, met in the early ’70s when she was 18. Her father, Don Arden, was managing Ozzy’s band, Black Sabbath, at the time. The pair tied the knot in Maui in July 1982 and had three children — Aimee, 32, Kelly, 31, and Jack, 30.
The couple’s marriage was plagued by the heavy metal singer’s drug and alcohol use for years. In 1989, he was arrested for attempted murder after trying to strangle his wife while intoxicated. Sharon didn’t press criminal charges, but Ozzy briefly entered drug rehabilitation for three months.
The “Crazy Train” musician relapsed in 2013, but later explained to his dedicated fans that he and Sharon were working through it.
“For the last year and a half I have been drinking and taking drugs,” he wrote on Facebook at the time. “I was in a very dark place and was an asshole to the people I love most, my family. However, I am happy to say that I am now 44 days sober. Just to set the record straight, Sharon and I are not divorcing. I am just trying to be a better person. I would like to apologize to Sharon, my family, my friends and my bandmates for my insane behavior during this period………and my fans. God Bless, Ozzy.”
The family — minus daughter Aimee — starred in an MTV reality show, The Osbournes, from 2002 to 2005.
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