Every Time Kelly Osbourne Was Honest AF About Motherhood

From her self-consciousness about pregnancy weight to getting real about separation anxiety, Kelly Osbourne—mom to son Sidney with partner Sid Wilson—has been reliably candid about becoming a parent.

By Natalie Finn Oct 27, 2023 12:00 PMTags
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Since she was a teenager, Kelly Osbourne has been one to speak her mind, even if the message sometimes gets obscured by a few bleeps.

That's just how she and the rest of her family have always rolled, f-bombs affectionately flying in every direction.

And though having son Sidney with partner Sid Wilson changed her "in every way that you can possibly be changed," as Kelly put it on TODAY in May, the way she talks about parenting is perfectly recognizable. 

Which isn't to say that Kelly, who's turning 39 on Oct. 27, swears constantly while discussing diapers and postpartum life. Rather, she doesn't hold back when it comes to the sort of raw observations and humorous anecdotes that have kept Osbourne fans enthralled for more than 20 years. And Sidney can't help but be her favorite topic.

"The biggest compliment that anyone can ever say to me is, 'You have a really happy baby,'" Kelly told TODAY hosts Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager as her first Mother's Day approached. "And I'm like, 'Thank you!' Because that's all that matters to me is that he is happy."

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On Jan. 3, Sharon Osbourne announced that her fifth grandchild had been born and revealed his name, but Kelly posted the next day to Instagram Story, "I am not ready to share him with the world. It is no one's place but mine to share any information on my baby."

Sidney's adorable face has since been spied on social media a few times, most recently mid-dip in the pool with his rock legend granddad Ozzy Osbourne in an Oct. 16 post to Sharon's Instagram, but out of the gate Kelly was determined to do motherhood on her terms, including the whole introducing-him-to-the-world part.

Yet once she was ready to share, rest assured she was honest AF.

Read on for Kelly's most candid observations about motherhood:

The Fear Is Real

"It's scary as f--k because you don't want to make a mistake," Kelly Osbourne told E! News in September about becoming a mom to son Sidney with Slipknot DJ Sid Wilson.

"It's all these little tiny things and these mistakes that you ultimately make because you can't learn unless you make a mistake," she explained. "It's just unfortunate that you have to do it with a baby."

Dealing With Gestational Diabetes

Kelly was diagnosed with gestational diabetes "well into my third trimester," she told People in September 2022, "so it wasn't like I developed it as some people get it from the get-go when they're pregnant. I got it in my third trimester and basically, I thought it was something that I had done wrong."

Her only pregnancy craving had been sugar, especially sweet drinks, Kelly explained, and even though she tried to temper it by drinking fresh-pressed juice, "it still had a lot more sugar than I needed."

Once she made purposeful changes in her diet, she continued, she suffered from a sugar-withdrawal headache for awhile but ultimately lost 10 pounds, stopped having to wear compression socks and her skin cleared up.

"I wish I had this kind of incentive prior because I've never been able to stick to anything a hundred percent the way that I have been doing this because I'm not doing it for myself," Kelly said. "I'm doing it for my baby. But I have learned—I can't even begin to tell you the changes that it's made."


What mom doesn't look at her kid sometimes and marvel, Hey, look what I made?!

"No, I cannot believe I have a baby," Kelly said on TODAY in May, talking to Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager ahead of her first Mother's Day.

"I have a beautiful little baby boy," she continued, "and he is my reason for living, my reason for getting up in the morning, my whole life revolves around him. And now I understand what the word 'purpose' really means."

Separation Anxiety

"I have a new found respect for working mothers," Kelly wrote on Instagram Feb. 19. "I took my first job since having a baby. Having to leave him this morning was one of the hardest things I have ever done. This day can't go by quick enough for me. I can't want to have him back in my arms."

She solved that problem the next day: "I could not leave him again so it's bring your #BringYourBabyToWorkDay," she posted to Instagram Story.

You Go Out for Awhile

Just because she can wrangle some alone time, actually wanting it is another story.

"My mum is trying to get me to not be so attached to the baby right now, because I don't do anything unless it has something to do with my baby," Kelly told E!, "and she's like, 'You have to take some time out for you.' But I try and do it, and the next thing I know, I'm sneaking out the back door to go home to be with my baby."

Pregnancy Photo Shoots Aren't for Everyone

While some celebs host a real bumpfest on social media, flashing bare bellies right up to their due dates, Kelly was admittedly self-conscious about sharing her journey in real time with millions of people (after announcing that she was expecting with the aid of a few sonogram snaps).

"There are no pictures of me pregnant," she replied in August to an Instagram commenter who asked if she'd used a surrogate to deliver Sidney, "because I hid for 9 months because I did not want to get fat shamed."

She also couldn't help comparing herself to the ladies who leaned into their pregnancy silhouettes in public.

"You can wear so many things that weren't considered appropriate before and then Rihanna changed it for everyone," Kelly said on Dax Holt and Adam Glyn's Hollywood Raw podcast. "Also, it made me sad because I didn't get to show off my pregnancy belly because I literally was a f--king moose and it was embarrassing."

Overdoing It With Baby-Weight Loss

Kelly admittedly wanted to get back into fighting shape as soon as possible after Sidney was born.

"I'm going to be honest," she told E! in September, "I felt the pressure of, after having the baby, to lose the baby weight. It became my mission. I was obsessed with it because I didn't even want to get brought into the conversation, I just wanted to be left alone."

Getting it done was "miserable," albeit worth it for her in the end. "I was hungry all the time," she shared, "but I'm really happy with the results."

However, at one point she decided she was overdoing it.

"I was like, 'Well, I lost all the baby weight. Let's see how far I can go with it,'" she told Scheana Shay on the Sept. 8 episode of her Scheananigans podcast, "and then went a little too far."

A Clean Slate

Having been candid in the past about setbacks in her recovery, Kelly marked a year of sobriety on May 27, 2022, a few weeks after announcing she was pregnant.

"What a difference a year can make!" she wrote on Instagram. "If you would have told me 365 days ago that I would be sober, happy, and about to be a mumma I would have laughed in your face. Life is truly amazing when you do the work. Thank you to everyone that has supported me on this journey. I love you all so much!!!!!!!""