The forgotten Osbourne
Published 27/02/2008 | 13:48
SHE’S the forgotten member of the TV family famous for drugs, dogs and dramatic screaming fits – and as her mother swore her way through the recent Brit awards, Aimee Osbourne was watching through her fingers.
“Sometimes I can't believe what mum says or does when she's being really dramatic. And then I think, ‘No, she's definitely out of her mind’,”Aimee Osbourne said.
She is not alone. After the awards were broadcast, 43 complaints were made about the language used by hosts Ozzy, Sharon, Kelly and Jack Osbourne.
Sharon swore at Vic Reeves, propositioned DJ Chris Moyles on Kelly's behalf and even shocked Ozzy when she said Jonathan Rhys Meyers was “a man so gorgeous he needs a good licking, and ... I'm the woman to do it”.
Among those cringing would have been Sharon and Ozzy's eldest offspring, Aimee.
She did not appear with her family on the awards show, just as she did not appear on the TV series The Osbournes.
“I'm not some weirdo depressed daughter that's afraid of the world and locks herself in her room all day; I just didn't choose to do the show,” she said.
“I want to be a singer, and I felt if I'd stayed with the Osbournes and done the whole thing I would have been typecast right away.
“Mum was hurt and we definitely had a tough time with disagreements. I'm more reserved and my private life is very important.”
Aimee's plan for a career in music on the back of not appearing in a famous reality TV show did not work out as planned.
She watched her younger sister, Kelly, hit the charts while she struggled to get started. But Aimee may yet reap the rewards of shunning the family limelight.
She was praised in the 2003 MTV movie, Wuthering Heights and, of her immediate family, she might be the only one with no regrets.
Ozzy recently admitted that The Osbournes didn't bring the family good luck.
“Since filming started, my wife has had cancer, my two kids became junkies, I went back to booze and smoking pot, and then I died twice in a bike accident,” he said.
Aimee is not the only reclusive Osbourne. She has half-siblings, Louis John and Jessica Starshine and a step-brother, Elliott. The family also adopted Robert Marcato.