Aimee Osbourne is an English-American musician and actress famously known as the oldest daughter of the Rock superstar Ozzy Osbourne and his wife, Sharon. From a very young age, Aimee and her siblings were exposed to the limelight and prying eyes of the world’s media, through the family’s reality TV show, The Osbournes. The show, which aired on MTV, chronicles the daily lives of her family members.
While her siblings, Jack and Kelly garnered huge fame through their appearance on the show, Aimee refused to join her family. Instead, she prefers to lead a more private life. As an individual, Aimee has opted to chart her course as an actress and singer. She may have refused to participate in The Osbournes, but she has not entirely turned her back on showbiz. Learn more about her career and relationship with her family below.
What Does She Do For A Living?
In one way or the other, it’s quite difficult to escape the last name as powerful as the Osbourne. Being born into a family with strong ties to show business means more likely than not, you would be drawn to that field. Aimee’s first taste of the entertainment scene came in 1991 when as a child, she appeared in a couple of her father’s music videos and documentaries.
Her first solo project came in 1998 when she featured on MTV’s 2003 adaptation of Wuthering Heights. Aimee starred in the movie along with other stars like Erika Christensen, Mike Vogel, John Doe, Katherine Heigl, and Christopher Masterson. In 2014, she landed a role as a voice actress in the animated film, Postman Pat: The Movie. Probably because she didn’t want too much publicity, Aimee didn’t get to appear in too many movies and TV productions. Instead, she focused on her first love, which was making music just like her father.
You’d be excused for thinking Aimee’s music would be similar to her fathers, but rather the younger Osbourne’s music genre can be best categorized as synth-pop. She performs under the name ARO, which is derived from the initials of her name. Her first music video is for the song Raining Gold, which according to her, she wrote out of frustration on the path her career was going. The video racked up an impressive 2.5 million views on YouTube in its first three months.
After the success of Raining Gold, she released two more songs “I Can Change” and “Cocaine Style” in 2016. Since then, fans of ARO have been anticipating a new body of work but have had to be patient. In October 2018, ARO announced that an EP was on the way, for the next 18 months, fans had to wait for a release that hasn’t yet materialized.
Though teasers of a song called “Beats of My Heart” were released via the ARO Instagram page in December 2018, it wasn’t until February 2020 that she put up a statement, thanking the fans for their patience. She reassured them that work was still ongoing, and the album would be out soonest. The long silence from Aimee got people thinking that the band had broken up, but they haven’t, and in no distant time, she would have a new body of work released. The album will be released through the indie record label “Make Records.”
What Is Her Relationship With Her Family?
Aimee Osbourne was born on the 2nd of September 1983 in London to Ozzy Osbourne and his wife, Sharon. She is the first of their three children, with the others being Kelly and Jack Osbourne. Her relationship with her family has been a subject of discussion after her refusal to take part in her family’s reality TV show, The Osbournes. Aimee was opposed to having the family’s private life aired publicly, and as a young 16-year-old, she moved out of the family house as she couldn’t stand the idea of cameras invading the family’s privacy.
Her mother, in an interview, regretted that her daughter had to move out of the family home under those circumstances. Although the now-adult Aimee says there isn’t any rift between her and her parents, she insists that her decision to stay off the camera in her teens is one she doesn’t regret. During the show, she voiced her disapproval of some of her parent’s antics on live TV.
While Aimee maintains that her relationship with her parents is as cordial as it can be, she has said she isn’t close to her siblings – Kelly and Jack. She called her relationship with them “rocky.” According to her, there is no bad blood, it’s just that they don’t socialize.
A Sneak Peek Into Aimee Osbourne’s Love Life
For someone who has gone the extra mile to stay off the limelight, it’s no surprise that a lot about her personal life is shrouded in secrecy. Unlike her siblings, who by being on The Osbournes, were open to even discuss their battles with addiction, in Aimee’s case, she prefers to keep the public out of her business.
The only snippets of information available about her love life were that she dated a rock musician named Rai Thistlewayte for a year, between 2004 and 2005. Rai is an Australian rockstar best known as the lead singer and songwriter for the Aussie pop-rock group called Thirsty Merc. The duo first met each other at the 2004 MTV Awards in Sydney. Not much is known about their relationship and what led to their breakup. It is also not known if she is currently in any relationship as she has kept such info away from the media eye.