What is like having Charlie Sheen in your life? What's it like to know that you had children with a man who paraded around for weeks drinking "tigers blood"? How does it feel to know that you married a man whose name will forever be synomous with the phrase, "Winning!"? These are questions that only woman can answer because she live through it all - Denise Richards. (You could count Brooke Mueller, we suppose, but she's got her own demons to deal with.)
Anyway, with a new book coming out, Denise was on Ryan Seacrest's morning radio show todya to talk about life with Charlie, their kids and how she has survived the last year as her friend and co-parent. First of all, we use that term "friend" quite loosely. It doesn't sound like they've got much in common anymore. In fact, Denise reveals that her time with Charlie while they were married were more than a little tumultuous and at one point, she even insists she hit her own "rock bottom."
She explains, however, that the Charlie the world is seeing now is different than the man that she married and divorced. The shenanigans he's pulled have been difficult for her, especially when it comes to their daughters. Denise explains:
"I honestly really wanted to protect the kids from it as much as I can, and there were a lot of things that truly weren't my place to comment on."
Perhaps the last six months aren't something she's ready to talk about yet, but she did tell Ryan her side of the story when it came to the infamous night at the Plaza. As she remembers it:
"I was actually in New York to do press and brought my girls a couple of days early, he was off and thought it would be fun to all of us to go. I thought it was sweet because at the time, I thought he was in a different place entertainment wise of what he does in his free time. I did not know who was going to be at the table. When I found out I thought, ‘I can be cool about this, I can hang,' then things got a little crazy and colorful so I left the table. Then when things got really crazy it turned into a whole different thing … I think [the police officer on the scene] was a little dumbfounded about why I was at dinner with my ex-husband and four hookers. I was so nonchalant about it! [Charlie] had to be taken to the hospital and I went along. It was a very, very crazy memorable insane evening."
Man! Four hookers, Charlie and Denise. That sounds like the set up for a terrible, terrible joke!
But when all is said and done, she doesn't regret what she's gone through with Charlie because she got her amazing children out of it. That's a good way of looking at it. Now, the next step is to make sure that neither of those girls take after their daddy with his crazy ways. Nip that in the bud right quick!
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