"It's not like it's a dirty little secret," she told the panel and the audience, surprised that there was something about her that the world didn't already know.
The fellow flinger? One
Take a moment to get your brain around that combo, and then we'll move on.
"I was 25," said Osbourne, now 60, setting the stage for the big reveal. "I had just moved to America. I didn't know many people. Remember, 25. I had met my husband but we weren't together; we were just friends.
"So I'm here, I don't have a boyfriend, I never did date a lot at that time anyways 'cause I was not very dateable."
Aw, Sharon, go easy on yourself! After all, you would go on to marry Ozzy Osbourne about five years later ...
Turns out she had a friend who worked at a place that was "full of men" and insisted Osbourne check it out. She did, and noticed one man who was "very nice, very funny," and turned out to be Leno. The two women "prank called" him, and Osbourne's British accent got him interested enough to keep talking to an alleged wrong-number dialer.
Eventually, "He came to my house and he met me and then we had a little fling. And the fling was more fling for me, and not fling enough for him. Because a couple of months into it, he brought around his real love of his life for me to meet, and she was lovely and they took me to Fatburger and they showed me around town...."
"That man that I had a flingy-wingy with was Jay Leno," she said, bringing down the house.
When asked directly if she'd had sex with Leno, Osbourne took the high road, keeping her mouth shut. When asked even more directly if sex with Leno was any good, she took an even higher road, replying, "It was so long ago I can't remember! One cannot remember that long ago!"
Judging by the twinkle in her eye on "The Talk" video as she told the tale, we'd bet she remembers a little something-something, even if she had class enough not to fling and tell.