Sharon Osbourne Reflects On The Osbournes: “I’m glad we stopped it before social media.”
No Regrets Though
Before Keeping Up With The Kardashians and The Real Housewives, there was the American reality show The Osbournes which ran from 2002 to 2005. It documented the life of heavy metal titan Ozzy Osbourne at home and with his family. Its first season became the most-viewed series in MTV. Thanks to its success, The Osbournes managed to launch the career of Kelly Osbourne as a singer, and also Sharon Osbourne as a host.
In an interview with Jess Cagle and Julia Cunningham on SiriusXM’s “The Jess Cagle Show”, Sharon revealed that she was glad the final episode aired before social media became popular. When asked if she had any regrets, she said: “No, and I’m really lucky for my kids that we stopped it when we stopped it. It was getting too much. I’m glad we stopped it before social media became what it was because people can be so cruel. The press were bad enough, but I can imagine peer groups of theirs online and what they would have said and done.”
She also added, “It was cool. We had the best time of our lives. We have so much to look back on. Jack has so much to give to his girls to say, ‘This was me at your age!’ And that’s a great family heirloom.”
She even admitted that it was Ozzy who took the biggest risk by signing up for the TV show. “He was the one that was in the public eye – he was the celebrity. He’s the one that took all the risks. We didn’t, the kids and I. I think it paid off for Ozzy, because people saw how funny he is. I mean, he’s just hysterical. He’s just a teddy bear. I look back at some of it from time to time, and I think, ‘Oh my God, he’s so funny.’”
Check out the interview below.