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Michelle Pugh, Ozzy Osbourne’s ex-mistress, speaks out about 4-year affair

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne at the Hollywood Palladium on May 12, 2016 in Hollywood, California. . Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Two weeks ago, rocker Ozzy Osbourne hinted that he and his temporarily estranged wife, Sharon, were reconciling after accusations that he was cheating on her. He claimed that he was moving back into their family home, calling their rift a “bump in the road.”

That “bump” might end up being a mountain, especially now that his ex-mistress, Michelle Pugh, has spoken out about their four-year affair to People magazine.

Pugh, a 45-year-old hair colourist, was a complete unknown before the duo’s affair was revealed; the pair initially met when Pugh coloured Ozzy’s hair in 2011. Ozzy, 67, has always maintained that their relationship was the result of a “sex addiction” and nothing more than a physical connection.

READ MORE: Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne keeping the peace post-split

Pugh’s latest comments fly in the face of that sentiment.

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“When I say he gave me the greatest love of my life, I mean it,” Pugh said to People. “He made me feel like the most beautiful and worshipped woman in the world.”

“I still love him,” she continued. “And I would never exploit the truly personal and private parts of what we had. That’s not me. I’m going to stand tall and proud and say, ‘This is me. I’m not ashamed.’ I fell in love with a man that gave me the love I never knew I could receive.”

Michelle Pugh

Despite Pugh’s insistence that it was more than just sex, Ozzy’s rep believes she’s making more out of their connection than she should. The spokesperson also says that the Black Sabbath frontman is seeking help for his infidelity issues.

“He is sorry if Ms. Pugh took their sexual relationship out of context,” his rep said about the rocker in a statement. “He would like to apologize to the other women he has been having sexual relationships with. Since his relationship with Ms. Pugh was exposed, Ozzy has gone into intense therapy.”

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READ MORE: Ozzy Osbourne moves out of family home, leaving Sharon Osbourne behind

Ozzy moved out of the family home temporarily in May after nearly 34 years of marriage and three children with Sharon, 63.

Reports say that Sharon caught Ozzy cheating, with evidence of infidelity in his emails. Pugh claims that even though it appears the couple is trying to work things out, things are not going well between them, and Ozzy was consistently “unhappy” in his marriage.

Pugh says she is no longer in contact with Ozzy, and she misses him every day.

“I wake from my dreams, which some nights he’s in, and for a minute when I wake I’m peaceful,” she said. “Then the absence sets in. It’s horrible.”

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Ozzy, for his part, seems to be committed to his marriage to Sharon.

“And we both live happily ever after? I’d like to find the person who wrote that and poke him in the eye with a burning stick. Some days it’s good, some days it’s terrible, some days you just drift apart for a while,” Ozzy explained to Good Morning America‘s Jesse Palmer. “But you get back on the horse, you know.”

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