Kelly Osbourne opened up about recovery, her pregnancy and her decision to not breastfeed her baby while filling in for Willow Smith on Wednesday’s episode of “Red Table Talk” with Jada Pinkett Smith and Adreinne Banfield-Norris. While interviewing actress Hayden Panettiere, topics about motherhood, addiction and recovery entered the chat.
Osbourne’s Last Visit To The Show Changed Her Life
Osbourne, 37, told Pinkett Smith and Banfield-Norris that the last time she appeared on the show was life changing for her. “Coming on this show the last time helped me in my life so much it’s gonna make me cry,” she explained. “Because I got honest, I felt safe. From there, I decided to go back to treatment and it changed my life in every way and now all my dreams are coming true.”
She continued by explaining how the show gives a safe space for people to open up. “I don’t know what it is about you ladies but you allow a safe space for someone to come in and just lay it all out. And I did that and it was like therapy,” she said. “It changed everything cause I was like I want to be the person I was on ‘Red Table Talk’ every day and I did it.”
The Ladies Talked About How Pregnancy Can Be The “Wildest Thing”
When the conversation switched to Osbourne’s pregnancy, she said, “no one tells you that pregnancy is one of the roughest most weirdest wildest thing.” Osbourne also said she has a great respect for her mother and that both her parents have been “so incredible.” She explained how her parents changed to help her by not trying to fix her any longer. “They stopped trying to force me into being the daughter that they thought I should be but knew I could be and let me become that on my own,” she said. “I can tell you that I haven’t had an argument with my mom in a year and a half which is huge, and I can have conversations with my dad that he listens and understands and acknowledges what I’m saying and how I’m feeling and then gives me advice back.”
When asked about the father of Osbourne’s baby, boyfriend Sid Wilson of Slipknot, she said the two met many years ago and stayed friends throughout the years before getting into a romantic relationship. “There’s so much history there and he takes me as I am and I love that,” she explained.
Osbourne Discussed A Genuine Concern She Has
While interviewing guest Panettiere, the discussion of postpartum depression came up. Osbourne said, “Because of my history with alcoholism and dependency on a chemical and depression and anxiety, the likelihood that I will suffer postpartum is something like 75 percent more likely, so it’s something that’s a genuine fear for me.”
“There’s So Much Judgement In Motherhood”
Osbourne made the decision to stay on her medication which means she won’t be able to breastfeed her baby. Because of that decision, she’s been receiving some backlash. “I have chosen to stay on my medication instead of breastfeeding and the judgement that I have received from my friends and also extended family being like ‘Oh you’re gonna miss out on that bonding period.’ Don’t you think I know that?,” she said. “But what kind of mother am I going to be if I start going backwards, if I start being self-destructive and it’s something for me that I’m learning that I can’t pay attention, it has to be what’s best for me and what’s best for my baby.”