The couple had previously addressed divorce rumors in 2013
A source told E! News that the couple mutually agreed that Ozzy should move out of their shared home temporarily. However, the source said that their split had nothing to do with Ozzy’s previous addiction issues and that he had been sober for over three years. Entertainment Tonight also reported that the rock legend and his wife were going their separate ways.
A source tells PEOPLE that it’s true that the couple have split for now but that they would not be surprised if they worked through their breakup. The source also noted that Sharon believes that Ozzy is having an affair.
A source close to the couple also tells PEOPLE that the rumors of the split are “sort of true.”
“He’ll be back,” the source added.
The couple first met in the early ’70s when Sharon was working for her father, Don Arden, who managed Ozzy’s band Black Sabbath. When Ozzy split from the iconic band in 1979, Sharon took over her father’s management company and started to date the rock singer and manage his solo career. The two wed on July 4, 1982, and have three children together – Aimee, 32; Kelly, 31, and Jack, 30.
In April 2013, Sharon and Ozzy denied divorce rumors but admitted that their marriage had hit a few bumps. Ozzy wrote on Facebook at the time that while the couple “are not divorcing” he had been “drinking and taking drugs” but had since gotten sober. Sharon also addressed the rumors on The Talk, saying that everything written about their split had been “distorted.”
“We’re not getting divorced,” she continued. “However, am I happy? No. Am I upset? Yes I am. I’m devastated right now.
“We’re dealing with it,” she continued, speaking about Ozzy’s substance abuse issues. “We’ve dealt with worse. We’re dealing with it and this too shall pass.”