Kelly Osbourne, a reality star and fashion designer, has joined a recent line-up of female Hollywood stars in openly praising the beauty of motherhood. Earlier this year, Rihanna described motherhood as “legendary” and “amazing”, with Paris Hilton adding around the same time that her life feels “so complete” after welcoming her baby boy into the world.
Just last month, Lindsay Lohan said in an Instagram post that “having a baby is the greatest joy in the world”. After urgent surgery was successfully performed on her unborn baby, Kourtney Kardashian praised God, stating that “walking out of the hospital with my baby boy in my tummy and safe was the truest blessing”. Osbourne was no different, recently describing motherhood as “the best thing that ever happened to me”.
“I’m a mom now, I love it” she said in the E! News interview, speaking about her son born last year to herself and partner Sid Wilson. Kelly’s enthusiasm is refreshing to see, not only because it stands in stark contrast to a general anti-motherhood and anti-baby sentiment so pervasive in society, but also because of her own mothers horrific experience with abortion as a teenager.
Kelly is the daughter of Ozzy Osbourne, frontman of the pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath, and Sharon Osbourne, television personality and music manager.
“I had an abortion at 17 and it was the worst thing I ever did”, shared Sharon. Upon telling her mother of her pregnancy roughly 2 months in, Sharon’s mother responded “you have to get rid of it”. “She told me where the clinic was, then virtually pushed me off. She was so angry. She said I’d got myself in this mess, now she had to get me out,” Sharon continued, in an interview with Daily Mail in 2004. “But she didn’t come. I went alone. I was terrified. It was full of other young girls, and we were all terrified and looking at each other and nobody was saying a bloody word. I howled my way through it, and it was horrible.” Sharon said.
“I would never recommend it to anyone because it comes back to haunt you. When I tried to have children, I lost three — I think it was because something had happened to my cervix during the abortion. After three miscarriages, they had to put a stitch in it."
Thankfully, Sharon’s gut-wrenching and tragic experience as a teenager has not repeated itself in her daughter. Kelly even shared some prudent and wise advice she received from her parents - that her life is now “about her child”, and not about her. This can seem intimidating and scary at first, but as Kelly adds, it’s nothing short of amazing.
“Now my favorite thing is that he is, like, mom-obsessed, just where, if he sees me, he is reaching for me, and I love it”. You might not be the centre of your own world anymore, but you are your baby’s entire world. Becoming a mother is a gift and an immeasurable blessing.
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