Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images Photo: Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne

The headlines said Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne had split. Ozzy said he and Sharon were not divorcing, but for the last year and a half he'd been "drinking and taking drugs" and was an "a**hole" to his family members. Now he's been sober for more than 44 days and he's working on bettering himself.

A source told TMZ, "They've been through hell and back together. They're not breaking up."

However, it sounds like there's truth to both the split/sobriety stories — according to TMZ, Sharon won't go back to Ozzy until he proves he can stay clean for a lot longer than 44 days. Sharon reportedly feels she needs to make it clear to Ozzy that she won't put up with his substance abuse anymore. It's the tough love approach, but considering she's suffered with this for over a year — and even Ozzy called himself out for his behavior — we can only hope this is the tactic that works best for everyone.

Ozzy and Sharon have been married for 31 years, and they've seen each other at their best and worst. We hope they find the patience and strength to get through his new dark patch. Best of luck to the whole family!

Source: TMZ