Osbourne met his first wife Thelma Riley at a Birmingham nightclub she where she worked during his early years with Black Sabbath. They married and had two kids, Jessica and Louis, and Ozzy adopted Thelma’s son Eliot from her first marriage. According to the “I Am Ozzy” biography, he called it a “terrible mistake.”
In the documentary film, “God Bless Ozzy Osbourne,” he revealed that he couldn’t even recall their births.
A Working Bloke
Ozzy credits the Beatles song “She Loves You” for inspiring his dream to be a musician. But at 15, he went to work doing trades such as plumbing, construction, and working in a slaughterhouse.
This inspired him to catapult chunks of meat into the audience at one of his concerts during the Diary of a Madman tour.
The Bat Incident
At one show in Des Moines, Iowa, a kid threw a dead bat on stage. Ozzy grabbed it, bit into its head, and threw it back into the crowd. It was a repulsive experience.
He later talked about the disgusting taste of goo oozing into his mouth. He also complained about the many rabies shots he had to endure over several days. It wasn’t worth it.
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.