by Zach Johnson | Tue., May. 24, 2016 12:06 PM
Perhaps Kelly Osbourne should let her mother fight her own battles.
On Monday night, Kelly took to Twitter to attack celebrity hairstylist Michelle Pugh, whose alleged affair with Ozzy Osbourne is rumored to have led to his unexpected split from Sharon Osbourne. "Anyone looking for cheap chunky LOW-light and blow out and a b-----b call ..." Kelly wrote before listing a phone number that has since been disconnected. After one fan criticized her for sharing Pugh's information publicly, Kelly fired back, "Are you my family? NO YOU ARE NOT YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT SHE DID! So keep ur high-mighty opinions to yourself!" Michelle has not commented on the allegations, though Kelly certainly opened her up to further scrutiny. When one Twitter user argued that Ozzy would be just as "guilty" as Michelle if the affair rumors proved true, the former reality star wrote, "My father is almost 70 ever heard of elder abuse?"
Even so, Kelly is feeling the repercussions of airing her father's dirty laundry. On Monday, another Twitter user wrote, "you've learned nothing and still remain a bully.unbelievable.well take this, maybe your family divorcing is karma. #itsabitch." Never one to back down from a fight, Kelly wrote back, "you may pee and tweet sitting down but your mouth is full of s--t!!!!"
As Twitter collectively condemned Kelly's behavior, Sharon defended her daughter's tweets on The Talk Tuesday. "Oh, Kelly has the best sense of humor ever. And you know what? In cases like this, what can you do but laugh?" Sharon asked. "You have to laugh. She is just so funny."
Co-host Sara Gilbert agreed, saying, "She's got your back."
Kelly "loves her mom and loves her dad so much," Sharon explained. "And, listen, I'm always proud of my girl. What are you going to do? Be angry with her because she loves her mom and dad and she wants us to be together? She loves us. She can do what she wants. She's an adult."
Sharon and Ozzy's split was revealed in early May. Married for 33 years, the former power couple has three kids together: Aimee Osbourne, 32; Kelly Osbourne, 31; and Jack Osbourne, 30. When Sharon first addressed the split on The Talk May 10, she put on a brave face. "I think I'm the strongest I've ever been right now, with everything that's going on in my life," she said. "I feel it."
At the time, Sharon said little regarding the rumors surrounding Ozzy and Michelle. "I've been avoiding looking at any pictures, reading anything. I know what's going on. I don't need to read about it and see about it because it's like putting salt on a wound," she said. "I don't need to."
Sharon added that her future felt more uncertain than ever. "I have no idea what I am going to be doing for the rest of my life. I don't know where I am going, who I'm going with," she said. "I just need time to think and really think about myself and what I really want for the rest of my life because this is really like getting to the last chapter of the book. I really want to think about it very carefully where I want to go. When I know what I'm going to do for the rest of my life, who I'm going to be spending my life with and what I want to do with it—you will be the first to know. I have to follow my heart and I don't even know what my heart is telling me right now."
Co-host Aisha Tyler, whose own divorce news broke in April, empathized with Sharon's situation. "I think it's OK to give yourself some space to be human as well," she said. "That's a part of being alive. And you can't go through it without those moments where you do break down a little bit. I think you need a little bit of both." The following day, Sharon returned to the show and confessed she was "overwhelmed" by the support she had received on social media.
Two days later, Sharon was by Ozzy's side at a press conference in L.A. to announce the merging of Ozzfest and Slipknot's Knotfest. "Our wives have been very important to us," Ozzy exclusively told E! News' Will Marfuggi. Asked if Sharon's "still the boss," he said, "Oh, yeah." As for whether Sharon will continue to manage his career, Ozzy responded, "Oh, yeah. I hope so."
Sharon has plans for Ozzy, too. "I'd want to see him go out and do his own farewell tour with his own music, because they are two totally different music genres, really," she told E! News. "He's got his own fans and [Black] Sabbath, they've got their own fans, so I would like to see him go out and say farewell to his fans."
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