"Drugs and drinking is more acceptable, but when it's somebody who has a sex addiction, it's more embarrassing," Sharon said
On Wednesday, the reality star opened up to her The Talk co-hosts about Ozzy, 67, undergoing therapy for sex addiction.
“He’s [been] going to outpatient for sex addiction for the last 3 months and after the Black Sabbath tour, he goes into inpatient for 3 months,” admitted a teary-eyed Sharon. “He’s working at it.”
In May, the couple announced that they were splitting after Ozzy’s four-year-long affair with his former hair colorist, Michelle Pugh, was revealed. The longtime spouses reconciled earlier this month and said that they were fighting for their marriage of 33 years.
“It’s hard because it affects the whole family and it’s quite embarrassing to talk about,” she added. “Drugs and drinking is more acceptable, but when it’s somebody who has a sex addiction, it’s more embarrassing. I am proud [Ozzy] has come out and admitted it finally. It’s very very hard. Every person who comes in the room thinks, ‘Oh, don’t come in, he’s here.’ He should call Tiger Woods for some advice.”
“I know when you’re inside the scene, it’s easy to become embarrassed,” Sara Gilbert told the 63-year-old co-host. “It’s no reflection on you and nothing to be embarrassed about.”
“I don’t know what I would do without everyone here’s support,” Sharon replied. “It’s amazing, but it’s really hard to sit here. It’s hard when it’s happening to you this far into a relationship. It’s been going for 6 years.”
Sharon then got choked up and asked the table to move on to another topic.
Speaking exclusively to PEOPLE, Pugh mocked the idea Ozzy is a sex addict.
“When I say he gave me the greatest love of my life, I mean it,” she told PEOPLE. “He made me feel like the most beautiful and worshipped woman in the world … We just had it. It’s that indescribable thing in life, and you can’t deny it. And he didn’t.”