10 of the brightest moments of the family life of the great and terrible Ozzy Osbourne

• 10 of the brightest moments of the family life of the great and terrible Ozzy Osbourne

On this day, December 3, in Birmingham, UK, birthplace of the great and terrible Ozzy Osbourne. The permanent leader of the group Black Sabbath, a loving father and husband, a style icon for Satanists and quite successful showman. This multi-faceted personality celebrates today its 68th anniversary. And half his life - in '34 - Ozzy, whose real name is John Michael Osbourne, lived with his wife Sharon. Now, they say, this is one of the longest marriages among celebrities bursting at the seams, but this is not a reason on the birthday of the chelovechische not appreciate him as a family man.

10 of the brightest moments of the family life of the great and terrible Ozzy Osbourne 10 of the brightest moments of the family life of the great and terrible Ozzy Osbourne

Sharon and Ozzy with identical hairstyles in 1978.

Sharon met her future husband Ozzy 18 years working for his father, Don Arden, who at that time was the manager of the group Black Sabbath. When in 1979, Ozzy was fired from the group, Sharon began to meet with him and took his musical career in his own hands. Three years later, on July 4, 1982, Ozzy and Sharon were married on Maui, Hawaii.

10 of the brightest moments of the family life of the great and terrible Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy and Sharon on Halloween in 1986.

The couple have three children, Amy (1983 g p.), Kelly (g p. 1984) and Jack (g p. 1985).

10 of the brightest moments of the family life of the great and terrible Ozzy Osbourne

at home with their kids - daughters Amy and Kelly and son Jack - in 1986.

10 of the brightest moments of the family life of the great and terrible Ozzy Osbourne

Ah, the family life! 1989. "When we got married, acquaintances bettors - how many weeks we will hold our marriage. And we surprised everyone! "

10 of the brightest moments of the family life of the great and terrible Ozzy Osbourne

Surprisingly ordinary family portrait times of the early 90s.

In his autobiography, "I - Ozzy" Osbourne wrote candidly about his long struggle with alcoholism. According to the singer, he began to abuse alcohol with about eighteen years of age, and the age of forty has become a chronic alcoholic drink a day for three or four bottles of strong liquor (vodka or cognac). He repeatedly tried to get rid of their addiction, turning in various rehabilitation centers (including the Betty Ford clinic), was in Alcoholics Anonymous, but the periods of abstinence were followed avidly. During treatment of alcoholism it also addicted to medications (Vicodin, valium et al.). Osborne finally stopped drinking and abusing drugs only in the middle of the two thousandth's.

10 of the brightest moments of the family life of the great and terrible Ozzy Osbourne

In the picture - the whole family (not counting Amy). Osborne allowing the operator to place the camera around the house, because the popular "The Osbournes" TV show started in 2002.

May 19, 2002 on MTV in Britain and Ireland began to show a documentary television series The Osbournes about Ozzy Osbourne and his family.

The shape of this film was a staged and real life characters shooting "The Osbournes family" filled with everyday troubles and joys. There was a thoroughly conspiratorial scenario (in the last episode of the last season is seen as holding signs with the words). Ozzy's family presented itself the likeness of the family The Simpsons. In the words of Ozzy, "one broadcast destroyed millions of Fantasy", because "the godfather of metal father" brought her husband, henpecked dad and a bad egg, is not able to cope with the offspring.

10 of the brightest moments of the family life of the great and terrible Ozzy Osbourne

In the same year, Sharon was diagnosed with - cancer, but she insisted on going to shoot the show continued.

In July 2002, Osborne was diagnosed with colon cancer. She later admitted that the tumor has spread to the lymph nodes and has come to represent a greater risk than originally estimated. However, she insisted on the continuation of filming the show "The Osbournes." She managed to beat the cancer, although survival prognosis she was less than 40%.

10 of the brightest moments of the family life of the great and terrible Ozzy Osbourne

in 2002. On Jay Leno, during the discussion that Sharon decided to launch his own TV show, "Sharon Osbourne Show".

In 2003, Sharon has created his own talk show "The Sharon Osbourne Show", which aired on several US channels, as well as on the British channel Sky One. However, the show was not a ratings success, and Osborne has been heavily criticized for its inability to perform basic tasks required in a talk show. The show was closed in early 2004 after the show one season.

10 of the brightest moments of the family life of the great and terrible Ozzy Osbourne

By 2003, "The Osbournes" collected the highest ratings on MTV, like the US and the UK. The last episode of the show was broadcast in the United States March 21, 2005.

In 2005, Sharon Osbourne released his autobiography, co-written by Penelope Dening began. The book was called "Extreme or My Autobiography", and it told about the difficult childhood Sharon, its ups and downs and personal life. The book became an international bestseller and for 15 weeks has sold more than 621,000 copies.

10 of the brightest moments of the family life of the great and terrible Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy with his too serious teenage children, a smiling wife and American Music Award-winning.

The pair almost divorced after Sharon Osbourne learned on the eve of their 30th anniversary of marriage, the husband repeatedly used drugs and alcohol, although tied to these bad habits about seven years ago. The couple stopped talking and went away, but after a week again began to live with the condition that Ozzy join the group of Alcoholics Anonymous and the course of therapy will take place. This and other stories of star pair are presented in the book Osborne Unbreakable.