I am someone who speaks my mind and moves on. However, others tend to hold onto it and dislike when I confront a situation.
I seem to attract drama frequently, possibly due to my eccentric nature. Of course, I have things I wish I had handled differently. Such is life and the process of maturing. I often ponder, “If only I could redo that”, but it’s not possible. Instead, I strive to avoid repeating the same actions in the future.
I served as a judge on the X Factor for a number of years, but I have no interest in participating in another talent show. It is unfair to subject children to such intense pressure. This is especially true for reality-based shows, as young individuals are not emotionally equipped to handle the potential aftermath. When they are eliminated, they are often disregarded and forgotten.
I have never been pursued by aggressive men. I used to wonder why no man ever made advances towards me, but the reason is that they were intimidated. I am capable of protecting myself. During the 1960s and 1970s, no one dared to harm me.
This year, we will be relocating to the UK and settling into our residence in Buckinghamshire. The current state of America is shifting and becoming increasingly unsettling, but the UK is not exempt from this. At present, there is a sense of unease in many places, although it may be less prominent in the UK.
Ozzy is feeling uneasy about the geographical distance between himself in the United Kingdom and his children and grandchildren in Los Angeles. However, once he arrives and experiences the love and support from his loved ones, he will find it to be very therapeutic. Five years ago, he suffered a spinal injury from falling on a tiled bathroom floor, which resulted in five significant surgeries. This incident also exacerbated his Parkinson’s condition.
I’m doing well in terms of my physical appearance. I have learned to embrace my body and appearance. I have stopped focusing on losing weight and undergoing cosmetic procedures. I used to take Ozempic injections and lost a significant amount of weight in a short period of time. However, I have reached a point where I weigh only seven stone and struggle to gain weight. Ozzy has even compared me to Nancy Reagan.
Ozzy has gone through terrible depressions. And when you’re not in a good state of mind, it’s hard for the body to heal. I’ve had to become his cheerleader. That’s something I hadn’t planned at this stage of my life. It’s not been easy watching your husband go through such agony physically.
I inherited traits from my father, who was a music manager named Don Arden. Many assume that we had a falling out because he didn’t approve of my marriage to Ozzy, thinking he wasn’t wealthy enough for me. In reality, it was because my father feared I would take away his financial support if I married Ozzy. As a result, my father and I did not speak for two decades. However, in the end, I was able to reconcile with him when he was struggling with Alzheimer’s and had lost his fortune.
Do I experience joy? Not really. I tend to stress too much – about Ozzy, my children, and grandchildren. Ultimately, I am a Jewish mother. In my 71 years, I have experienced a multitude of events – there are many tales to tell. There have been highs and lows, both good and bad luck. It has not all been smooth sailing.