Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, one of the most iconic couples in the music industry, recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary, a momentous occasion that they marked by sharing their love and gratitude with the world.
Ozzy, 73, took to Instagram to share an old photograph of the couple from their early days, dressed in white, with a beautiful white veil on Sharon’s head, and a green creeper wrapped around Ozzy’s collar. In the caption, he wrote, “40 Years Ago, Today! Happy Anniversary My Love,” expressing his love and appreciation for his wife, and for the 40 years they have spent together.
Sharon also shared her own message on Instagram to mark the occasion, stating that 2022 was a special year as it marked their 40th wedding anniversary. She added that they first met when she was 18 years old, and in the over 52 years they have known each other, they have been friends, lovers, partners, grandparents, soulmates, and have always been there for each other.
Their journey together has not been without its challenges, however. They met in 1970, but it was not until 1979 that they developed a romantic relationship, leading to their marriage in 1982. They have three children together, Aimee, Kelly, and Jack.
Over the years, their relationship has been tested on numerous occasions, including a significant incident in 1989 when Ozzy allegedly attacked Sharon, leading to his arrest. He was struggling with substance abuse at the time, but Sharon decided to stand by him and viewed it as a health crisis.
Their marriage was further tested in 2016 when news of Ozzy’s infidelity came to light, leading to their separation after 33 years of marriage. However, their love ultimately brought them back together, and they reconciled.
In subsequent years, Ozzy has been open about his struggles with addiction and his infidelity, acknowledging his wrongdoing and expressing his gratitude that Sharon has chosen to forgive him and stay by his side. In 2020, he spoke publicly about how sorry he was for cheating on Sharon, saying that he no longer engages in such behavior.
Sharon, for her part, explained that spending 35 years of your life with someone is a long time, and sometimes people fall out of love, but then find their way back to each other again. She added that she has a newfound appreciation for Ozzy and values him because he is making a conscious effort to be a better person.
Last month, Ozzy underwent a major surgery that could have a significant impact on the rest of his life, and Sharon stood by him through it all, expressing her gratitude for the outpouring of love, support, and prayers from their fans. She revealed that the surgery went well and that Ozzy is now on the road to recovery, a testament to the enduring strength of their love and partnership.