Growing up in dire straits, Ozzy thought money “would fix everything.” He bought a house for his young family with money from Black Sabbath’s success but being rich did not solve all his problems. Instead, it was spent on vast amounts of alcohol and illegal substances, and it made him behave abysmally.
He admitted later that he treated Thelma and the two kids badly and that it was wrong to do so. He confessed to having been very selfish and self-centered, and to have been unfaithful to his wife from day one, which, in hindsight, was no way to treat your family.
Jessica Starshine Osbourne, Ozzy’s firstborn with Thelma, did not appear on “The Osbournes.” Today, she works in entertainment writing, directing, acting, and costuming. Her name came up on “The Osbournes” when she made Ozzy a grandpa for the first time with the birth of her daughter.
Jessica is the only Osbourne kid to not show up on the MTV reality program. It's rumored that she dislikes the entire Osbourne family and their show. It’s no wonder when you find out Ozzy, in one documentary, could not recall Jessica’s birth, at all. He did not even know if she was born in 1970 or 1971.
Little brother Louis Osbourne, an international club D.J., was known to drop by the L.A. mansion in Beverly Hills. He is Ozzy’s eldest son, born in 1975. He appeared in the family show early on.
Louis says that Ozzy calls him on Sundays to catch up and also visits his family when he’s in the U.K. Ozzy is a doting grandad and a much better grandpa than a dad, according to his oldest son.
Ozzy’s father had just passed. He fell into despair and responded as he always would, by drowning his sorrows in alcohol and other substances. Then, the other shoe dropped. His closest friend from Sabbath, drummer Bill Ward, brought him the news—he’s out.
As a lead singer who was perpetually wasted and skirting band responsibilities, like showing up for practice, the band decided to throw Ozzy overboard before he sank the ship. Ozzy said it was painful, “It was just like a divorce.”
He Set a Chicken Coop Ablaze
In another of the rocker’s animal-related escapades, Ozzy rebelliously torched a chicken coop. Ozzy’s ex-wife Thelma had good intentions when she gave him some chickens as a hobby to keep him off alcohol. It backfired in a big way.
The budding Prince of Darkness resented taking care of the birds. He detested the chores and ended it once and for all when he shot the roost of chickens in a drunken rage. Then he set it afire and threw live ammo into the mix to revel in the explosive spectacle.