You've got the wrong woman! A Tacoma, Washington–based nail technician named Michelle Pugh is getting mistaken for Ozzy Osbourne's alleged mistress — L.A.-based hairstylist Michelle Pugh. The "other" Michelle Pugh opened up exclusively to Us Weekly about the online attacks she has received from haters following the cheating news.
"It has been really surreal. I wasn't offended by the messages, because I knew they weren't for me, but it was quite a hassle for a few days there," Pugh, 42, told Us on Thursday, May 19. "The messages were mostly name calling; things you would expect from fans of a female celebrity they love who was wronged! I just deleted them as they came in, I figured it would just be a few, but they kept coming!"
As previously reported, Sharon Osbourne kicked out the Black Sabbath frontman, 67, after finding emails between him and his alleged mistress, who works as a colorist at Mêche Salon in Beverly Hills. An insider told Us that the Talk cohost, 63, and her daughter Kelly Osbourne repeatedly called the business because they were "really angry."
The couple's split news (they are calling it quits after 33 years of marriage) has also affected the nail technician's career.
"The biggest inconvenience has been the hijacking of Internet search results away from the online education platform I am building for nail artists called the University of Nails," she told Us. " It will take me months to rebuild the search engine optimization that this has thrown askew. I'll have to add my prior name back in for probably another year now!"
Despite the mix-up, Pugh has no intention of reaching out to the real woman behind the headlines. "I have not been in contact with any of the real parties of the situation. I see no need to seek out the other Michelle Pugh," she revealed to Us, "and I have had no contact with any of the Osbourne family."
Like Pugh, Sharon appears to want to put the entire ordeal behind her. Last week, she opened up about the breakup during The Talk. "I've been avoiding looking at any pictures or reading anything. I know what's going on. 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," she said on May 10. "I'm 63 years of age and I can't keep living like this … I honestly am empowered and I have found this inner strength and I'm like right, OK, what's next?"
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