The rocker and wife Sharon Osbourne fell in love with a Yorkshire terrier when they attended the 13th Annual Design Care - an event that benefits Sharon’s ‘The Talk’ co-star Holly Robinson Peete’s HollyRod Foundation, which helps families coping with autism and Parkinson’s disease – in Beverly Hills on Saturday (23.07.11) and entered into a bidding war to win the pooch when he was auctioned.
Speaking before the charity auction, Sharon – who owns several dogs - said: “That puppy is divine!"
Bidding opened at $5,000 but Ozzy continued to outbid the rest of the room, ending the sale with his five-figure bid.
Sharon later tweeted a picture of the puppy – who has been named Ozzy – and revealed she had had a “quite fabulous” time at the event.
She wrote: “Attended HollyRod’s “DesignCare” charity event last nite w Ozzy. We had a brilliant nite &Ozzy bought a rescue (Yorky) puppy. Quite fabulous (sic)”
Sharon and Ozzy will soon have more time to spend with their new dog after the showbiz matriarch revealed she plans to take an extended break from ‘The Talk’ to coincide with the end of her spouse’s touring commitments.
She said: “I've kept it no secret that I really miss my husband. He'll have been on tour for 18 months by the time it's over. I've spent a lot of time away from him. He gets a break at the end of September and so I've asked for a little break so I can be with him.
"I don't want to give it up. It's a great, great show. We've all worked really hard over the last year. I'm not going to walk away from that. I just need some real good quality time to be with my hubby."