Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are living apart, but they are not divorcing. The Ozzman confirmed in a statement on his official Facebook page that he’s trying to get clean from drugs, but denied reports of their impending divorce.
He said that he’s been sober for 44 days, but Sharon wants proof that he’ll be sober for way longer than that before taking him back. TMZ reports:
Sources connected to the couple tell us … even though Ozzy says he’s been sober for 44 days … it’s not enough for her. She’s been living with this most recent bout of drug and alcohol abuse for a year-and-a-half, and Sharon is saying 44 days doesn’t make that go away.
Our sources say … Sharon’s intention is not to end the marriage, but she believes she has to make it clear to Ozzy once and for all … she can’t handle his substance abuse.
Sources familiar with the situation say there will be NO divorce. As one person put it, “They’ve been through hell and back together. They’re not breaking up.”
We can’t say that we’d blame Sharon for not wanting to reconcile with him until he cleans up his act, but we have to wonder what has taken her so long to take a stand against his drug and alcohol abuse?