Aimee, who was born in 1983 during the heyday of Ozzy’s solo success, started writing song lyrics as a teenager but did not form her band ARO until 2010. It’s a synth-pop sound, also recognized as trip-hop. She had been working on her music career prior to the family’s MTV show and released her first song in 2016.
While she refused to show up at “The Osbournes,” she did take a starring role in MTV’s 2003 version of “Wuthering Heights.” During the craziness of the reality show tapings, Aimee had to move out of the family home. She was 16.
A Family Affair
The novelty of “The Osbournes” eventually wore off, yet the show ran for four seasons. Winding down in 2005, the entire family signed off as stars in the entertainment world signing onto various projects.
Sharon was hired by “The Talk” as a co-host. Kelly Osbourne, Sharon and Ozzy’s second child, became a television personality and fashion designer. The youngest, Jack Osbourne has a career as a media personality doing TV shows and producing documentaries. Aimee, the eldest daughter, wanted nothing to do with reality TV.
Aimee Osbourne Hid From the Cameras
In an interview promoting her band ARO’s new single, Aimee divulged that she never wanted to be on the MTV reality show, and she doesn’t regret bowing out. One reason is, she did not want to become a person who is only remembered for being a teenager.
Summing it up, she added that it didn't align with what she wanted her future to be. Her mom Sharon discussed Aimee’s decision on “The Talk” once saying that the idea was “appalling to her” and that she did not want to “grow up on camera.”
“Fame and Fortune:” the First Osbourne Family TV Show
Long before Ozzy invited MTV into his family home, he put his young family on TV in “Fame and Fortune,” a 1997 U.K. documentary.
The Osbournes at the table enjoying family time foreshadows the reality show made five years later. The “Fame and Fortune” documentary also allowed Ozzy to showcase one of his sobriety stints.
Ozzy and Kids Visit “The Joan Rivers Show” on Father’s Day in 1991
Ozzy made a television appearance with the Osbourne children even earlier in his career. Proving he is just a normal guy with kids he loves, he visited The Joan Rivers Show via satellite. The kids were 7, 6, and 5.
Rivers pressed Ozzy about the parental censorship issues surrounding his rock reputation. He expressed frustration that people don’t see he is just an artist and entertainer. He said that at times he feels he's seen as a clown.