Ozzy Osbourne may appear to be out of it, but he’s no dummy. He scoffed at his wife’s Sharon’s request for a divorce in the summer of 2012 because he had no desire to split his fortune with her.
In her upcoming autobiography, Unbreakable, Sharon writes, “I would never have imagined our [30th] anniversary would be the beginning of one of the worst periods in our turbulent marriage… Something snapped. I thought, ‘I can’t carry this crap any more. It’s what I have always done –- and I’m tired.’ I said, ‘I want a divorce.’ I was expecting him to be mortified, but his reply was something like a sneer. I said, ‘I am serious. I want half of everything; that is my right. I also want $162,000 a month.’ I knew money was Ozzy’s Achilles heel, and the thought of losing it might have more impact than the thought of losing me. ‘Over my dead body,’ he said.”
The couple soon reconciled, and he's been sober for the past year.