SHARON Osbourne felt "diminished" by having to ask husband Ozzy Osbourne for things when she didn't earn her own money.
The 'Talk' presenter - who is also her rocker husband's manager - felt she needed a job to have her own income and sense of "dignity".
Speaking on UK TV show 'Loose Women', she said: "When we first got together, I didn't have anything, I'd lost everything.
"I was absolutely on the verge of bankruptcy. I had two suitcases, that was it.
"The first 15 years, if I wanted something, I would ask Ozzy for it. If I wanted a dress, if I wanted a pair of shoes, whatever it was, I would ask him.
"I don't take money from my husband, this is something I know how to do, manage, so I'm not going to charge.
"I got to the point where I said, 'I can't do this anymore, it just doesn't sit right with me, I'm going to do something else, as well as work for him, where I can earn a steady income for myself, for my own dignity'."
And the 61-year-old star - who has three grown-up children with her spouse - admits Ozzy initially found it "very hard" to feel comfortable with her paying her own way, but he is now proud of her achievements.
Sharon, 61, admitted: "At first, it was very hard, for a man who was used to supplying everything for his family but now he's got used to it.
"He's very very proud, he's like, 'You know what my wife's doing today', nobody cares, but he's very supportive and proud now."
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