Ozzy and Sharon began their relationship as a professional one. At the time, Black Sabbath were in talks with Sharon's farther Don Arden to manage the band. Sharon worked as a receptionist for her father and began working regularly with Ozzy. The frontman has revealed despite the professional relationship, he was immediately attracted to Sharon, but admitted "she probably thought I was a lunatic". In 1971, Ozzy married his first wife, Thelma Riley. A relationship Ozzy would label "a mistake" later on.