Days after it was announced that Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne had split after 33 years of marriage, the pair reunited on Thursday – but it was for business purposes. The high-profile couple came together at the Hollywood Palladium to promote Black Sabbath's performance at the 20th anniversary of Ozzfest in September; Sharon still manages the band, and was on hand to introduce them to the stage.
The meeting was less than harmonious, however. Sharon, 63, looked distinctly uncomfortable as the 67-year-old rocker put his arm around her and kissed her cheek. "Ozzy walked out on stage and gave Sharon the world's most uncomfortable hug from behind," an onlooker told People. "Sharon literally cringed as Ozzy wrapped his arm around her before taking his seat."
Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne reunited for the first time since their split
It remains unclear whether the pair will give their marriage another go. When Entertainment Tonight spoke to the rocker and noted that his wife was present, Ozzy replied: "She's my right arm. She's everything to me." Asked if their joint attendance was a sign that the pair were working through their differences, he repeated: "She's everything for me. She's great."
Sharon, meanwhile, was altogether less complimentary. "It's business," The Talk co-host explained. "This is my business, you know? This is what I do. People have forgotten because they see me every day on the chat show, but this is still the other half of my life."
Their onstage appearance together seemed uncomfortable
Ozzy and Sharon have been married since July 1982, and have three children together, Aimee, 32, Kelly, 31, and Jack, 30.
It was revealed at the weekend that Sharon had kicked Ozzy out of the marital home amid reports that he had been unfaithful with celebrity hairdresser Michelle Pugh. She addressed the split for the first time on Tuesday, and admitted she was unsure about the future.
"I honestly at this point today have no idea what I'm doing with the rest of my life," she explained.
"I just need time to think about myself, and what do I want for the rest of my life. (I'm) getting to the last chapter of my life. I really want to think carefully about where I want to go… because I am 63 years of age and I can't keep living like this."