There's a perfectly understandable reason for Ozzy Osbourne's affair with hairdresser Michelle Pugh, Osbourne's rep tells People: "Over the last six years, Ozzy Osbourne has been dealing with a sex addiction," the rep says in a statement. "He is sorry if Ms. Pugh took their sexual relationship out of context. He would like to apologize to the other women he has been having sexual relationships with. Out of the bad comes good. Since his relationship with Ms. Pugh was exposed, Ozzy has gone into intense therapy." (Last week, Ozzy went on Good Morning America to reveal that their marriage is getting "back on track," while Sharon confirmed on The Talk that they were working things out.) On The Talk Wednesday, Sharon "tearfully" said how proud she is of Ozzy for working on his "embarrassing" problem, People reports.
Pugh, however, disagrees with the rep's assessment of her affair with Osbourne. "When I say he gave me the greatest love of my life, I mean it," she tells People in her first interview about the affair. "He made me feel like the most beautiful and worshipped woman in the world." She says that Ozzy first pursued her in 2012 and that he was "unhappy" in his marriage. She also insists their romance was about more than just sex, and that he was her "best friend": "My relationship was more with this really nice, sweet, funny and cool guy ... John from England," she says. She confirms the two are no longer in touch. Meanwhile, Pugh is suing the Osbournes' daughter Kelly for defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and public disclosure of public facts, E! reports. As you may remember, Kelly tweeted out Pugh's phone number back in May.