No one can say Kelly Osbourne isn't loyal to her parental units. Her father, rocker Ozzy Osbourne, fell off the wagon in April, admitting he had relapsed into drinking and taking drugs -- and she stood by him.
And in the July issue of Cosmopolitan, she says she understands where her dad is coming from. "I love and respect that he's honest enough to say, 'Yes, I did this. It was my fault,'" she told the magazine. "He's a real man. Most people would hide, and he doesn't. It doesn't make me love him any less.
"It took a long time to get to that place, but I understand it now," she adds. "It made me break down and cry when my parents rather than the Boston Marathon were on the cover of the British newspapers. People lost their children from a terrorist attack, and that's superseded by this bulls--- story that is not even real."
And perhaps some of her empathy comes from having gone down some of the same road as her father. "He's an addict; I'm an addict," she says. "It's going to be one of those things we battle for the rest of our lives. I take the necessary precautions. If you're not happy and healthy, it's not worth any of it. Everyone says sex, drugs, and rock and roll are fun. It ain't fun. It is not something to glorify."