Friday, August 14, 2009

Lasting Celebrity Couples, Day 5 of 5

The final lasting celebrity couple for this week is...Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne.

Here is one of the couples that you just either completely love or completely hate. There usually is no in between.

The facts though, cannot be argued. They have made their marriage work since 1982. Much longer than any of the other couples showcased this week.

A little history...
Sharon and Ozzy met when she was 17 and he was 21 in 1979. Her father, Don Arden, managed the band Black Sabbath, in which Ozzy was the front man. However, Ozzy was soon fired from the band and replaced by another lead singer.

Sharon, who was ruthless and hardworking, became his manager and they started dating shortly after. Her tough management style paved the way for a successful solo career for Ozzy.

On July 4, 1982, they were married on a beach in Hawaii.

The couple has three children, Aimee, born in 1983, Kelly, born in 1984, and Jack, born in 1985.

We all got to see a glimpse into the lives of this bizarre yet caring family on the MTv reality show, "The Osbournes," in which the entire family participated except for the oldest daughter, Aimee. The show premiered in March of 2002 as an instant success. Its final expisode aired on March of 2005.

Through all of the yelling and name-calling on the show, a love and support of one another was always present. Sharon and Ozzy really do love each other. If you never got to see the show, you might be thinking that I'm crazy. I'd suggest you watch an episode or two. I think you might be pleasantly surprised at how much this family actually cares about one another.

A loving quote from Ozzy about his wife who battled colon caner: "She's not allowed to die before me. I couldn't live without her."


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