Get to Know Thelma Riley, Ozzy Osbourne’s First Wife!

Thelma Riley is well known for being the ex-wife of the singer and songwriter, Ozzy Osbourne.

Professionally, she is an English teacher who has been working in Leicestershire, England and goes by the name Thelma Mayfair.

Here’s more about her!


Unsuccessful Married Life with Ozzy Osbourne

Thelma Riley shared the vows with singer, Ozzy Osbourne in 1971 as his first wife. They celebrated their big day in a secretive ceremony after a few months of dating. At the time of their wedding, Ozzy had a great musical career with his band, Black Sabbath.

Ozzy Osbourne and Thelma Riley married in 1971.
Thelma with her ex-husband, Ozzy.
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Talking about their love life, they first met at a nightclub, Rum Runner in Birmingham, England. Osbourne in his autobiography, I Am Ozzy, disclosed his marriage with Thelma.

Shortly after I became successful with Black Sabbath, I met Thelma in a nightclub. Then we got married and we had two children, Jessica and Louis. We bought a house for 20,000 pounds, I thought, ‘I have arrived.’

Later, Ozzy called his marriage a terrible mistake. He even revealed that his marriage was his life’s worst decision and referred to his marriage as a giant mirage.

On July 4, 1982, they divorced and after a year, Ozzy officiated the reason for his divorce stating addiction to alcohol and drugs.

And if I loved Thelma, I certainly didn’t treat her like I did. If I’ve got any regrets about my life that’s one of them … She didn’t deserve it: she wasn’t a bad person, and she wasn’t a bad wife.

Mother of Three

Thelma Riley and Ozzy Osbourne shared two kids: Jessica and Louis Osbourne.

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They first welcomed, daughter, Jessica on January 20, 1972, in Grimsby, United Kingdom. Their first child is a famous actress and comedian known for her role in the movie, Sin Temer la Noche 2011, Yellowville, and Romeo & Juliet vs. the Living Dead. After three years, they had a son, Louis, born in 1975. Professionally, he is now a DJ.

Thelma with her ex-husband and kids.
Riley with her kids and ex-husband.
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Prior to her marriage with Ozzy, she had a son named Elliot Kingsley born in 1966 with her former partner. Osbourne adopted him at the age of five after her marriage.

Life After Divorce

Post-divorce, Thelma stayed away from the media and led a normal life; becoming a teacher in Leicestershire, England. On the other hand, her ex-husband is married to British-American television personality, Sharon Osbourne. They shared their vows on July 4, 1982.

Ozzy and Sharon's wedding picture.
Ozzy married Sharon in 1982.
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Ozzy and Sharon have welcomed three kids: AimeeKelly, and Jack Osbourne. All of them are involved in the entertainment industry as actors and singers.

Has Five Grandchildren 

Thelma Riley has five grandchildren: Elijah, Maia, Harry, Isabelle, and Kitty Hobbs.

Elijah and Maia are from her son, Louis, and Harry, Isabelle, and Kitty Hobbs are from her daughter, Jessica, and her husband Ben Hobbs.

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