How Ozzy And Sharon Osbourne Make It Work

As of 2021, the Osbournes have racked up an impressive 39 years of marriage. Through the highs and lows of life on tour and on TV, the pair have remained together. What's their secret to success? Here's how Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne make it work

Ozzy and Sharon first met in 1971 when she was 18, per Good Housekeeping. When they crossed paths, Sharon was working for her father who happened to be the music executive who landed Black Sabbath. Ozzy was married at the time to his first wife, Thelma Riley, but the two would later divorce. He and Sharon wouldn't meet for another eight years when Ozzy was no longer a part of Black Sabbath. Sharon offered to manage his solo career, a decision that launched their love life. They began dating soon thereafter and would go on to get married in Maui, Hawaii on July 4, 1982. In the following three years, they would welcome their three children; Aimee, in September 1983, Kelly, in October 1984, and Jack, in November 1985.

On their 39th anniversary, Sharon shared an Instagram post of their wedding photo. "Thank you for 39 years ... We succeed together," she wrote. "You are my soul, my life. What a fantastic life we have lived so far, the best thing is there's more to come. Every day is an adventure, every day I love you more and respect you more. My soulmate, my love and my friend here's to our next adventure! Love you always."

Sharon shares this one key to keeping her and Ozzy's marriages going

The marriage hasn't been all sunshine and rainbows, as longtime fans may recall. Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have endured not only infidelity but also an assault that led to Ozzy being arrested for attempted murder (per Us Weekly). So how did they manage to make it? Well, sex for one thing. Speaking on her show "The Talk" in 2020, Sharon shared some of their more intimate details and explained how that intimacy changes throughout the years. 

"Speaking for the older ladies here: when you're in a relationship, your relationship has highs and lows," Sharon said, (per People). "Sex changes that it's not just about the sex, it's about the intimacy. It's about being with that person that you love. They love you. It just changes. Those goosebumps that you got changes to something else. It's a warmth. It's a respect. It is a feeling of love and comfort, so those butterflies change to that comfort."

However, she also shared that her love for her husband has changed. "Probably, really, just months ago because he was trying so hard to be a better person — desperately trying, working his program, working with his therapist every day and trying so hard," she said. "I just had a newfound love and I respected him because he's seriously trying to be a better person." Despite their rocky history, Sharon and Ozzy continue to find that comfort in one another.