Rumors of how she got her start in show business aside, Denise Richards is not someone I’ve ever spent a lot of time thinking about. I believe Charlie Sheen to be mentally unwell, so while titillating, whatever went down during their marriage is of no interest to me. There was that messiness about the time line of her dating Richie Sambora when he and Heather Locklear split, but it was garden variety he said/she said stuff.
In addition to the two daughters she had with Sheen, Denise adopted a baby girl last year, becoming the primary caregiver to three children under 7 years of age. Even WITH a house full of help that is a busy work load for a responsible parent.
Recently pictures have surfaced of Denise with Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller’s 3 year old twin boys, Max and Bob on an outing in Malibu with Richards’ daughters Sam, 8, Lola, 7, and Eloise, 16 months.
Substance abuse, divorce, and custody issues, sprinkled with tens of millions of dollars is a recipe for disaster. Whatever is actually happening in the Richards-Sheen-Mueller household, I am glad to see the kids together, being raised by the most stable (seemingly at least) adult of the trio…Denise.
So whether or not this is a ploy for another spin on the reality show roulette wheel, I’m still nominating Denise Richards for Co-Parent of the Year.