Days after reporting that Sharon was seen moving boxes out of the home that she shares with husband—then flashing a bare ring finger days later— the famous matriarch wants the world to know the truth.
“We’re not getting divorced. However, am I happy? No. Am I upset? Yes, I am. I’m devastated right now,” she says on The Talk.
The 60-year-old goes on to share that her husband, 64, has been struggling with drugs again, after a lifetime of sobriety issues.
“He’s been using alcohol and prescription drugs for the last year-and-a-half,” she says. “He has been in a very dark place. That’s true. It’s very true.”
Sharon admits she had no idea just how bad things were for her husband until recently.
“Everybody knows he’s been struggling with this his entire life, and I never knew that he was using prescription drugs,” she confesses. “I knew he was drinking occasionally, but I didn’t realize to the extent. It’s our business— we’re dealing with it.”
But Sharon, who has said “we’ve always been in it for the long haul,” stands firm in the fact that she and her husband will get through this.
“It’s a disease that not only hurts the person that has the disease, but it hurts the family,” she says. “It hurts people that love you. We’ve dealt with worse, and we will deal with it.”
And in true Sharon fashion, the TV personality made light of their troubling situation with a joke. “This too shall pass,” she says. “Otherwise my husband will be taken to the hospital to get my foot removed from his ass.”
Check out her interview below: