All About Thelma Riley, Ex-Wife of Ozzy Osbourne

Who is Thelma Riley?

Thelma Riley, formerly Thelma Osbourne and Thelma Mayfair, is a famous British ex-celebrity family member and former school teacher from Leicestershire, England. She is most widely recognized as the former spouse of the renowned British rock star, singer, songwriter, and musician, Ozzy Osbourne.

Bio Summary

Name: Thelma Riley

Date of birth: May 17, 1954

Age: 69 years (as of 2023)

Nationality: British

Birthplace: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Occupation: Teacher

Zodiac sign: Taurus

Marital status: Divorced

Ex-Husband: Ozzy Osbourne

Children: Elliott, Louis, Jessica

Ethnicity: White

Religion: Christian

Hair color: Blonde

Eye color: Brown

Height: 5 ft 6 in

Early life

Thelma Mayfair Riley was born in Hertfordshire, England on May 17, 1954. She was raised in an environment that was devoutly Christian and British. Thelma has never been one for the showy trappings of celebrity, preferring to keep her personal matters private.

Despite a lack of evidence on the internet, we can safely assume that Thelma has completed an elementary school education, finished high school, and earned a Bachelor’s degree from a university.


Thelma Osbourne achieved fame due to her marriage to the renowned British rocker Ozzy Osbourne. In 1982, Thelma and Ozzy parted ways, and it is reported that she has since shied away from the limelight. However, it is known that she works as a school teacher in Leicestershire, England.

Thelma Riley & Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy first met Thelma when he was still a teenager at the age of 17. Thelma was working as a waitress at The Rum Runner, a nightclub in Birmingham, while Ozzy was just beginning his musical career with Black Sabbath.

The two lovebirds reportedly met each other at a nightclub when Thelma was 22. Following that, they began dating and eventually got married.

Thelma Riley and Ozzy Osbourne had three children together during the span of their marriage: Elliot Kingsley, Jessica Starshine Osbourne, and Louis Osbourne.

Elliot Kingsley, born in 1966, was actually Thelma’s child from a prior relationship, but Ozzy accepted him as his own son when he married Thelma.

Jessica Starshine Osbourne, who was born in 1972, is the first and only daughter of the now-divorced pair. Jessica’s younger brother Louis Osbourne was born three years later in 1975.

While he was still wed to Riley, Osbourne’s issues with substance abuse put a lot of pressure on their marriage. Thelma Riley was a calming force for the musician throughout this time period, being behind him during both his tenure in Black Sabbath and also for his subsequent solo work.

Their relationship started to crumble during the beginning of the 1980s, due to Osbourne’s heavy drug use and unpredictable conduct. He also had multiple affairs with other partners. Ultimately, Riley requested a divorce in 1982 claiming that the issues between them could not be resolved.

Ozzy Osbourne had to face criticism from his children concerning the way he raised them. In the 2011 film, God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, Ozzy confessed that he could not recall the birthdays of Louis and Jessica, and felt remorseful for marrying Riley and causing her emotional distress.

On July 4, 1982, Osbourne tied the knot with his manager, Sharon Arden, now famously known as Sharon Osbourne. They have three children: Aimee (born September 2, 1983), Kelly (born October 27, 1984), and Jack (born November 8, 1985).


Elliot, a passionate theatre enthusiast, has put in a great deal of hard work to bring in funds during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 to revive the movie theatres that had been closed.

Jessica was formerly part of the cast of their family’s The Osbournes reality TV show, though she only made an appearance once. She desires to stay out of the limelight.

Louis has followed in his father’s footsteps by venturing into a career in music. In 2003, he tied the knot with the stunning Louise, his long-term partner, who is a producer, writer, and professional actress.

Thelma Riley’s Net Worth

Thelma Riley, a teacher in Leicestershire, England, is thought to be worth around $600,000. Her income is between $4000 and $6000 per year.

All About Thelma Riley, Ex-Wife of Ozzy Osbourne