In the wake of allegations Ozzy Osbourne cheated on Sharon Osbourne with Michelle Pugh and possibly other women, Sharon is reportedly lawyering up and officially end her marriage of 33 years. Or is she?
While TMZ's sources maintain Sharon is interviewing divorce attorneys and is "mentally ready" to initiate divorce proceedings, others find the whole thing a little fishy and wonder if Beyonce's wildly successful tale of Jay Z's alleged infidelity on her visual album "Lemonade" may have inspired the Osbournes, who could both use the extra publicity as Ozzy heads back on tour in Hungary June 1.
Page Six began questioning Sharon's motives after she and Ozzy arrived in the same car together at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on May 12 to announce the 20th anniversary of Ozzfest, slated for Sept. 24. (At one point during the announcement, Ozzy even gave his wife a hug.)
"Sharon is the queen of publicity stunts, there's always deliberate drama going on, it maintains interest in them as a family," said a source described as "an entertainment industry insider."
Sources continue to tell both Page Six and TMZ the couple have had marital problems lately. But Page Six asks why Ozzy's alleged cheating, which Sharon has discussed in the past, is suddenly grounds for divorce.
"She's a very smart woman, it would be very hard for Ozzy to carry on an affair under her nose without her knowing about it," the insider tells the tab. "If it is a stunt, it has got him almost as much press as when he bit that bat's head off."
In March, Sharon dismissed finding Ozzy in bed with nannies on two separate occasions when their now adult kids were children, saying the rocker was "out of his mind" due to his substance abuse issues.
The fact that Sharon is still Black Sabbath's manager supports suspicions that she stands to gain from any press aimed at Ozzy ahead of his tour and fall festival date.
Finally, Page Six points to a recent Instagram post from Kelly Osbourne in which she poses with a lemon and asks "guess who's turning [lemons] into lemonade" as evidence the Osbournes could be taking a page from Beyonce and Jay Z's book.
News of Sharon and Ozzy's split broke May 7. A few days later, Sharon opened up about the situation on "The Talk."
"I'm 63 years of age and I can't keep living like this … I'm not with him," she said on the May 10 show. "I just need time to really think about myself … what do I really want for the rest of my life?"
So far, reps for the Osbournes have declined to comment to Page Six about the publicity stunt claim.
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