Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne's separation rumours are no surprise

Drugs, alcohol and domestic violence tend not to make a happy marriage. Add to that Sharon's success, and who would have guessed the outcome?

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are rumoured to have ended their marriage after 31 years. Apparently, a union that has survived Ozzy's addiction to drugs and alcohol, and his profuse domestic violence, has buckled under the strain of Sharon gaining a public profile. The moral of the story seems to be that being beaten by your out-of-control husband shouldn't be tolerated in the first place, because it might be a sign that your partner doesn't have your best interests at heart. Who knew?


Deborah Orr

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