Los Angeles: TV host Sharon Osbourne says it didn`t "sit right with me" when she would ask her husband Ozzy Osbourne for things when she didn`t earn her own money.
Sharon, who is also the rock musician`s manager, felt she needed a job to have her own income and sense of "dignity".
During an interview on the British 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," she recalled.
"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 admits Ozzy, who has been married to her since early 1980s, initially found it "very hard" to feel comfortable with her paying her own way, but he is now proud of her achievements.