Over the years, Prince of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne’s family has become nearly as famous as the legendary singer is himself. At 71 years old, Ozzy has been making headlines due to his battle with Parkinson’s Disease, recent spinal surgery, and an overall decline in health. But the twice-married father of six keeps going, largely in part to the love and support from his family, including wife Sharon Osbourne.
The couple just celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary in July of this year, and were married in Hawaii in 1982.
But Ozzy isn’t the only apple of Princess of Darkness Sharon’s eye. She’s well-known for her love of dogs — particularly Pomeranians — ever since the days of the family’s reality show The Osbournes on MTV, which ran from 2002 to 2005.
Sharon Osbourne is mom to nine dogs.
Yes, you read that correctly — Sharon has nine pups, all of whom frequently pig pile in bed with her and Ozzy. And she wouldn’t have it any other way. Their “pack," as she lovingly refers to them on social media, includes Pomeranians, Pomskies (Pomeranian and Siberian Husky mixes), a Shih-Tzu, a Yorkie mix, a Maltese mix, and more.
And her personal website even has a designated page to showcase her beloved pets, including glamour shots.
It needs some updating, though, because the pack has grown since then! Recent photos she has shared include nine dogs, while her website spotlights six: Bella, Rocky, Alfie, Charlie, Flick, and Moe.
They welcomed Dolly and Daizie nearly two years ago, which just leaves one mystery addition since then.
Asked what her pets have taught her, and what they may know about her that her husband doesn’t, she cheekily says, “My pets have taught me that I mostly prefer animals to people. Regarding the second question, unfortunately, I cannot divulge any intimate details or private confidences with my dogs.”
There’s been some drama involving the dogs.
Sharon created a stir by firing Ozzy’s assistant for his lack of a sense of humor right after he saved her dogs from their burning home. The family reportedly left a candle burning in the living room during the holidays, which caused a fire to break out. Ozzy himself caught fire, and Sharon ended up pushing him into a fountain to put it out.
Sharon woke Ozzy’s sleeping assistant and ordered him to retrieve paintings and their dogs from the home.
Once the dogs were saved and the assistant was given an oxygen mask, she took it off of him and placed it on her pup instead, instructing him to go back inside and get more paintings. Sharon and Ozzy were laughing over the entire thing, but the assistant said he couldn’t see the humor and expressed concern over possible lung damage.
"So then, [I was like], ‘If you don’t think that’s funny, do you think this is funny? And he goes, ‘What?’ I said, 'You’re fired.'"
She didn't have a soft spot for Ozzy’s assistant, but she does for cats.
While it’s clear that Sharon has a special affinity for dogs, she’s an all-around pet-lover. It’s a passion that began in her childhood with a family cat named Mrs. Smedley.
In addition to their pups, The Osbourne household is also home to two cats, Mo-Mo and Puss. She also celebrates #Caturday on her Instagram.
Look for her pets on ‘The Osbourne’s Want to Believe.’
They’re also celebrating their new show on the Travel Channel called The Osbourne’s Want to Believe, where they explore the paranormal while serving up their own brand of (often hilarious) family dynamics. It stars Ozzy, Sharon, and their son, Jack Osbourne. The show premiered in early August, and as Variety reports, was largely filmed in their L.A. home, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.