Pass the lemonade. Sharon Osbourne addressed her separation from her husband, Ozzy Osbourne, in her return on CBS’ The Talk on Tuesday, May 10.
The mom of three walked out holding the hands of her fellow cohosts as the mostly female audience cheered her on and chanted, “Sharon! Sharon!” While the other cohosts took their seats with coffee mugs, the 63-year-old enjoyed a tall refreshing glass of lemonade. (Ahead of her appearance on Tuesday, Sharon’s daughter Kelly posted a photo of herself holding a lemon to her face. “Guess who’s turning 🍋’s into #lemonade?” she captioned the pic.)
“I’ve been avoiding looking at any pictures or reading anything. I know what’s going on,” Sharon revealed to the audience. “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.” (It’s been reported that Sharon learned of Ozzy’s alleged affair with a celebrity hairstylist.)
“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?”
Along with her newfound confidence, Sharon also confirmed that she initially kicked Ozzy out of the home. “It’s true,” she said with a chuckle. However, Ozzy’s now returned to the couple’s Beverly Hills mansion, prompting Sharon to leave the home. “He’s back and I’m out of the house,” the TV personality revealed.
“It’s right for me because I honestly at this point today have no idea what I’m going to be doing with the rest of my life,” she shared. “I don’t know where I’m going, who I’m going with. And I just need time to think. And really think about myself, about what do I really want for … Because I’m 63 years of age and I can’t keep living like this.”
Despite the separation, Sharon and Ozzy are still on speaking terms. “I love Ozzy dearly, you know. He’s given me an unbelievable life,” she dished. “He’s given me three gorgeous children … You know, I love him.”
There’s still a tiny sliver of possibility that they could get back together — or divorce. “I honestly don’t know,” she said on Tuesday. “At this point, I cannot answer that because I don’t know what I want.”
The two married in July 1982 and share three grown kids, Aimee, 32, Kelly, 31, and Jack, 30. (All but their eldest daughter appeared on the family’s popular MTV reality show, The Osbournes, which aired from 2002 to 2005.)