Osbourne, who worked closely with Rivers on Fashion Police, spoke Monday on the Today show about her grief over the comic legend, whom she called “the only grandmother I ever knew” in a Facebook post she wrote immediately following Rivers’s death.
Joan’s daughter, Melissa Rivers, has given her permission for the E! series to continue without her mother. The show will start up again in January, but Osbourne isn’t quite ready to move on.
“I can’t lie and say that I’m amazing. It’s something, to be honest with you, I really don’t like talking about because I haven’t been able to mourn and grieve the way that I want to,” she said. “Not one person that I have seen or walked up to me or spoken to since the day she passed has the first thing that comes out of their mouth is, ‘Who’s replacing Joan?’ ”
“I have started to get to my angry phase,” Osbourne, 30, admitted. “So, it’s not been fun.” When Al Roker then suggested that Rivers is irreplaceable, the fashion designer began to tear up and asked to change the subject.
Said Osbourne, “Can we please move on so I don’t cry on morning TV?”
See the interview below.