Sharon Osbourne says feud with Simon Cowell is 'over': 'It was business, not personal'

Sharon Osbourne has no beef with Simon Cowell. “The Talk” co-host confirmed their feud is over, days after the “America's Got Talent” judge declared they buried the hatchet over the phone. (Although, Osbourne says that part isn't entirely true.)

"Well, we were never, for me, not, not friends. Because for me, it was business, not personal," Osbourne, 66, said on Monday's episode. "And there's a huge line."

Osbourne continued, "That's what happens when you work with people that you like. You fall out business-wise, but for me, I say what I feel at the time, and for me, it's over. And because I said certain things about, and to, Simon, doesn't mean I hate him forever, just for that second I don't like him... I never use the word hate when I talk about people. He's okay, it's just, I don't want to work with him."

In 2018, Osbourne abruptly exited “The X Factor” U.K. before the live shows. (According to Deadline, she had signed a three-year deal in 2016.) Her departure came less than a month after she criticized the competition show to Howard Stern, calling the contestants "little s****" and their singing "f***ing karaoke." British reports claimed she was let go because of the interview, but in March, Osbourne said it was Cowell who had her fired — because she was “too old.”

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UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Sharon, Aimee and Ozzy Osbourne (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
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UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1984: British rocker Ozzy Osbourne wife Sharon and daughter Aimee. (Photo by David McGough/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
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Sharon Osbourne, the wife of rock singer Ozzy Osbourne, at desk, looking over scrapbook of her husband's clippings at home. (Photo by Terry Smith/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
(L-R) Rock musician Ozzy Osbourne and fiance, Sharon Arden. (Photo by David Mcgough/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 01: Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Rock singer Ozzy Osbourne at home with his family, early 1990's. From left to right, Kelly Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne, Jack Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne and Amme Osbourne. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
381053 05: Singer Ozzy Osbourne and wife Sharon Arden pose for photographers at the premiere of New Line's 'Little Nicky' November 2, 2000 at Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Liaison)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 2: (L-R) Jack Osbourne, Aimee Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne and Ozzy Osbourne attend the premiere of 'Little Nicky' on November 2, 2000 at Mann Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Jack Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Kidman and Natalie Portman (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Sharon Osbourne & Jack Osbourne during 2002 MTV Movie Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
KROCK DJ and Sharon Osbourne during KROCK 92.3 FM Radio New York - Dysfunctional Family Picnic VI - Show at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Sharon Osbourne and Ozzy Osbourne during The Osbourne Family Visits MTV's 'TRL' - March 17, 2002 at MTV Studios -Times Square in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
Sharon Osbourne and Ozzy Osbourne (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)
Musician Ozzy Osbourne (3R) and family, incl. wife Sharon (2L), daughter Kelly (C) and son Jack (R). (Photo by Mirek Towski/DMI/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Kelly Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne and Jack Osbourne attend the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 23: (L-R) Sharon Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne, Aimee Osbourne and Jack Osbourne attend 42nd Annual Grammy Awards on February 23, 2000 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 2: (L-R) Jack Osbourne, Aimee Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne and Ozzy Osbourne attend the premiere of 'Little Nicky' on November 2, 2000 at Mann Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 22: Kelly, Sharon and Jack Osbourne (l. to r.) are on hand for a pre-Grammy party hosted by Clive Davis in the Grand Ballroom of the Regent Wall St. Hotel. The bash celebrated the return of the Grammy Awards to New York City for the first time since 1998. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1703' - It was Hollywood night on 'Dancing with the Stars,' as 11 remaining couples took to the ballroom floor, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on ABC. Featuring a spectacular opening number with the entire cast, each couple took on a dance style that they had not previously performed including the Quickstep, Foxtrot, Charleston, Cha Cha, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) TOM BERGERON, JACK OSBOURNE, SHARON OSBOURNE, KELLY OSBOURNE
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 22: Kimberly Stewart (left), the daughter of rocker Rod Stewart, gets together with Kelly (center) and Sharon Osbourne, while Jack Osbourne stands in the background, during a pre-Grammy party in the Grand Ballroom of the Regent Wall St. Hotel. The bash celebrated the return of the Grammy Awards to New York City for the first time since 1998. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
398992 08: ***EXCLUSIVE*** (ITALY OUT) Sharon Osbourne, the wife and manager of rocker Ozzy Osbourne, leaves a hotel with her family December 24, 2001 in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)
(L-R) TV Personality Sharon Osbourne, actress Leah Remini, Kelly Osbourne and TV Personality Kim Kardashian attend the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at the Pacific Design Center on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California.
Kelly and Sharon Osbourne arrive at An Evening With Women: Celebrating Art, Music, & Equality at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 24, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California.
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 24: DANCING WITH THE STARS - KELLY OSBOURNE & LOUIS VAN AMSTEL -- A singer, actress and media personality, Kelly Osbourne's father is rock icon Ozzy Osbourne, and her mother is well-known TV personality Sharon Osbourne. Kelly got her start at the age of 16 in the first-ever 'celebrity reality' TV show, 'The Osbournes,' with her famous family, which garnered an Emmy Award (r) for Outstanding Reality Program in 2002. That same year, Kelly released her debut music album, 'Shut Up!,' which included a cover of Madonna's 'Papa Don't Preach.' Her second album, 'Sleeping in Nothing,' was released in 2005 with its first single, 'One Word,' hitting No. 1 on all three Billboard Dance charts simultaneously. She made her dramatic acting debut in a starring role on the ABC series 'Life As We Know It'. In recent years Osbourne has worked primarily in the UK, where she's done theatre (including a successful run in 'Chicago' in London's West End in 2007), hosted her own weekly radio show on BBC Radio and presented numerous UK TV projects, including 'Project Catwalk,' the UK's version of 'Project Runway.' She teams up with LOUIS VAN AMSTEL, who returns for his fifth season. An all new cast of celebrities hits the dance floor on ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars' with the highly anticipated two-hour season premiere, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2009 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. (Photo by Harper Smith/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 901A' - An all new cast of celebrities hit the dance floor on Monday night during the season premiere of ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars.' The next night, the women burned up the dance floor with their individual and group performances, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Adam Larkey/ABC via Getty Images) KELLY OSBOURNE, OZZY OSBOURNE, SHARON OSBOURNE
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 24: Kelly Osbourne (L) and Sharon Osbourne arrive to 'An Evening with Women: Celebrating Art, Music & Equality' presented by the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 24, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 13: (L-R) TV personality Sharon Osbourne, husband recording artist Ozzy Osbourne, son Jack Osbourne and daughter-in-law Lisa Osbourne arrive at Brent Shapiro Foundation For Alcohol And Drug Awareness' Annual 'Summer Spectacular Under The Stars' - Arrivals on September 13, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage)
Sharon Osbourne, Gregg Donovan, 'Ambassador of Beverly Hills,' and Ozzy Osbourne (Photo by Amy Graves/WireImage)
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"I turned down a judge [gig] on The Masked Singer," she claimed seven months ago. "I was signed on to do [X Factor]. I was signed to go to England, and then Simon Cowell changed his mind and thought I was too old.”

Recalling the conversation, she alleged, "Simon Cowell goes, 'She’s old. We need somebody young.' So if you want young, fire yourself." As her co-hosts cheered, Osbourne added, "And get rid of those man [bleep] and you’ll be fine." (Sources close to Cowell denied at the time she was fired because of her age.) She ended with a message to Cowell: "Call me tomorrow, we’ll discuss it."

Last week, Cowell told The Mirror that he did, in fact, reach out.

"I phoned her up the other day and said, 'Look, I’ll be honest with you. How could I criticize you for being mouthy when it’s the reason I hired you in the first place?!' Sharon gets a bit carried away but deep down she’s got real affection for the shows," he explained. "There will be other versions of these shows, I am sure, and she is always welcome back. If ever she had an issue, I’d be on a plane in five seconds, she’d do the same for me."

On Monday's episode of “The Talk,” Osbourne said the two haven't spoken on the phone in over a year. "The 'other day' was May 2018!" she exclaimed, but added, "I don't have beef with anyone... I say what I feel and then it's gone."

Sheryl Underwood asked her co-star, "Sharon, how much money does Simon Cowell have to pay you to come back and do his show and be his friend?"

"You can't buy a friend,” Osbourne replied. “It's like buying love — you can't buy a friend. Sure, he can buy me [professionally]. He can give me what he paid Robbie Williams out of his own money... It would be about seven million, so love you, baby."

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 13: Simon Cowell arrives at the "America's Got Talent" Season 14 Live Show at Dolby Theatre on August 13, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 13: Simon Cowell arrives at the "America's Got Talent" Season 14 Live Show at Dolby Theatre on August 13, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 04: Simon Cowell attends City Year Los Angeles' Spring Break: Destination Education at Sony Studios on May 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for City Year Los Angeles )
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- Season: 14 -- Pictured: Simon Cowell -- (Photo by: Art Streiber/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- Season: 14 -- Pictured: (l-r) Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Simon Cowell, Julianne Hough, and Terry Crews -- (Photo by: Art Streiber/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 11: Simon Cowell attends NBC's "America's Got Talent" Season 14 Kick-Off at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on March 11, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman seen leaving the Arts Club in Mayfair on February 04, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by GOR/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Simon Cowell seen leaving "Britain’s Got Talent" auditions on January 22, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil/GC Images)
BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS - JANUARY 08: Simon Cowell seen getting on a jet ski on January 08, 2019 in Barbados, Caribbean. (Photo by Ian Lawrence/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman attend the Pride of Britain Awards 2018 at The Grosvenor House Hotel on October 29, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 17: Simon Cowell attends the 'America’s Got Talent: The Champions' Finale at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on October 17, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/WireImage,)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 10: Simon Cowell attends NBC's "America's Got Talent: The Champions" at Sheraton Pasadena Hotel on October 10, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images)
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT: THE CHAMPIONS -- "Champions One" Episode 101 -- Pictured: (l-r) Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, Simon Cowell -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Carrie Underwood and Simon Cowell attend the ceremony honoring Carrie Underwood with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame held on September 20, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic,)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Simon Cowell attends "America's Got Talent" Season 13 Finale Live Show Red Carpet at the Dolby Theatre on September 19, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 11: Simon Cowell attends T"America's Got Talent" Season 13 Live Show Red Carpet on September 11, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/GettyImages)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 04: Simon Cowell arrives at the "America's Got Talent" Season 13 Live Show Red Carpet at Dolby Theatre on September 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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