7 Things To Know About Ozzy Osbourne’s Alleged Mistress Michelle PughPublished on May 11, 2016.
Celebrity couples hook-up and break-up all the time it seems, but one couple who went through it all and always came out the other side was Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne. From cheating scandals, domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse and a cancer scare, the iconic couple stood by each other, but then, seemingly out of nowhere, Sharon had enough. In early May 2016, the two confirmed they had separated and immediately speculation flew to Ozzy presumably relapsing on drugs and alcohol, but when they confirmed that was not the reason, the focus switched to cheating. Immediately rumors spread that Ozzy had been cheating for quite awhile with his hairstylist Michelle Pugh. Now, her name is everywhere, and we have the inside scoop of everything you need to know about the alleged mistress:
Michelle Pugh is a 45-year-old hairstylist based in Beverly Hills, California and does Ozzy’s hair, but “never at the salon,” according to sources.
To be a hairstylist is one thing, but to be a celebrity hairstylist is another. Only the best of the best can deal with the hair of Hollywood’s elite and Pugh went through lots of training to do so. She went to cosmetology school, then trained as a hairdresser at the Sally Hershberger at John Frieda Salon. After, she went out on her own and took Vidal Sassoon courses. In 2001, renowned colorist Tracey Cunningham offered to take Pugh under her wing and trained her as a protege, leading Pugh to her celebrity clientele.
5. Celebrity Clients
Pugh’s first major celebrity client was Jennifer Lopez. In 2010 she was picked by Redken to style Lopez’s hair on the set of a Gucci ad campaign. She has gone on to do the hair of Camila Alves, Sarah Paulson, and Molly Sims and has also done hair for many major award shows, such as the Oscars and Golden Globes. Her work has also been featured on shows such as Girls and Pretty Little Liars.
Following the barrage of rumors that Pugh is Ozzy’s mistress, she has understandably made her Instagram account private.
3. Rockstar Dreams
According to Hollywood Life, Pugh’s first dream was to be a rock star and she moved out to L.A. when she was 18 to attend music school. It is this passion for rock music that seemingly connected Michelle and Ozzy, while her online bio says she is “inspired by rock and roll as much as she is by nature.”
2. Employee Speaks Out
After many inquiries into the salon where Pugh worked, one employee spoke out about the rumors, confirming that Pugh and Ozzy ahd been close. “Michelle never brought up Ozzy to me, but it was known in the salon they were a little too close. Michelle is super into rock/metal music, so they bonded over that. Still, it’s weird. He’s 70 and nearly a client. She knows better than to do this.”
Pugh was working at Meche Salon in Beverly Hills where Sharon Osbourne and her daughters Aimee and Kelly go to get their hair done, but has since left the job and there are differing stories about what happened. Some outlets are reporting that Pugh decided to step away from work once the rumors started, but another outlet stated she was fired before the stories started and that Ozzy had been “taking care of her” while she was out of work.