Sharon Osbourne's Amazon days
Dec 12, 2006, 13:40 GMT
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Sharon Osbourne liked being overweight - because she got more attention.
The British TV star - who is married to rocker Ozzy Osbourne - claims she intentionally chose to pile on the pounds when she was younger because it made her stand out.
She said: "I was very big and loud and that was part of the persona. A 25-year-old girl weighing 95 pounds doesn't make an entrance. But if you come in and you're 225 pounds and you're covered in fur and diamonds, people go, 'What the f**k is that?' You make a statement."
Despite her insistence she was deliberately heavy, Sharon had her stomach stapled in 1999 in a bid to lose weight.
The outspoken star has also admitted she initially didn't want to have children with Ozzy, who has battled addictions to both alcohol and drugs, because she feared he would be a bad influence on them.
She explained: "I was worried about the environment I was bringing our first daughter Aimee into. I was very worried for her. But I knew if I protected her enough and showed her the right way, she would stay on my path."
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