Thelma Riley she also knowns as Mayfair. Mayfair was the first wife of English musician Ozzy Osbourne, known for his role as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. The couple married in 1971 and divorced in 1982, but their relationship and marriage have been well documented over the years, including in Osbourne’s autobiography and various television shows.
Thelma Riley was born on October 9, 1952, in Birmingham, England. She met Osbourne when she was just 18 years old and he was 21, and the two quickly fell in love. They were married in July 1971 at a registry office in Birmingham.
Mayfair and Osbourne had two children together: Jessica Starshine Osbourne, born in 1973, and Louis John Osbourne, born in 1975. Despite the birth of their children, their marriage was tumultuous and marked by infidelity and substance abuse on both sides.
In his autobiography, “I Am Ozzy,” Osbourne writes candidly about his struggles with addiction and the impact it had on his marriage to Mayfair. He also writes about the emotional and physical abuse he inflicted on her, including one incident where he hit her with a frying pan.
Despite the challenges they faced, Mayfair stood by Osbourne and supported him through his addiction and recovery. In the mid-1970s, she even helped him get sober, and the couple was able to briefly reconcile.
However, their marriage ultimately fell apart, and they divorced in 1982. After their divorce, Thelma Riley largely retreated from the public eye and has not given many interviews about her relationship with Osbourne or her thoughts on his subsequent marriages and fame.
In recent years, Mayfair has resurfaced in the media as a result of her appearances on the reality television show “The Osbournes,” which aired from 2002 to 2005 and followed the daily lives of Osbourne, his wife and manager Sharon, and their two children, Jack and Kelly. Mayfair made a few guest appearances on the show, including in a season three episode where she visited Osbourne at his home.
Since her divorce from Osbourne, Mayfair has remained largely out of the public eye and has not given many interviews or spoken publicly about her relationship with him or her thoughts on his subsequent marriages and fame.
Overall, Thelma Mayfair will always be remembered as the first wife of Ozzy Osbourne and the mother of his two children. Despite the challenges they faced in their marriage, she stood by Osbourne through his addiction and recovery and played a significant role in his life and career.