Osbourne Remembers Strict Parents
Thu Nov 7,12:17 PM ET
NEW YORK (AP) - The Osbournes are almost as well known for their foul mouths as they are for their rock star father, but MTV's favorite family has not always used such colorful language.
Aimee Osbourne, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne's oldest daughter, told ABC's "20/20" that until recently her parents did not allow their children to swear.
"We never did when we were little. It was only I'd say the last year my parents have kind of been letting that slide," Osbourne said. "Because, I mean, they were very strict with that when we were younger. And we were raised in England, and English schools you say like 'hell' and you're out of there."
Sharon Osbourne said her children curse at home, but know when it's inappropriate.
"They don't talk that way to you. They don't talk that way to people that they meet," Sharon Osbourne told Barbara Walters on "20/20." "It doesn't bother me. I talk that way to them."
The "20/20" interview was the first major TV appearance for Aimee Osbourne, who chose not to participate in the MTV series that chronicles the lives of her parents and younger siblings, 18-year-old Kelly and 16-year-old Jack.
Osbourne has show business aspirations, but as a singer instead of a reality TV star. Osbourne admitted she was upset that sister Kelly snagged a record deal first, after releasing a cover of Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach" on the soundtrack to their MTV show, "The Osbourne Family Album."
"I think for me to be upset would be kind of selfish because she has a life, she has a talent, and why shouldn't she?" she said.