After 12 years of her divorce from Charlie Sheen, Denise Richards found love again and got married to Aaron Phypers in 2018. For those who cannot remember, this was not the first marriage of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star.
There was actually a time when Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards seemed like they could be “the” couple in Hollywood, even with the troubled history of Sheen with all the addiction to drugs and alcohol as well as all the sex, dealings with prostitutes and other bad things in the book. The two got married, had kids together, and then after four years, everything came crashing in a divorce which gained the attention of the entertainment world mainly for the bad blood between the two former lovers.
Considering how everything ended between them, there are some who will hardly ever believe that Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards would ever be in good terms. But many years later, have things changed?
Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards
The story of Sheen and Richards began in 2000 when they met on set for the 2001 comedy movie Good Advice. Nonetheless, it was until 2001 that they began dating. Only three months later, Sheen and Richards got engaged in December 2001 and by June 2002, they had already gotten married.
For Richards, that was the first time of tying the knot but for Sheen whose reputation as the bad boy of Hollywood was not in hiding, it was the second as he was already married and Divorced. His first marriage was in 1995 to Donna Peele, although it only lasted a year before it ended in 1996.
Denise Richards gave birth to their first child together, Sam Sheen, in 2004. In 2005 when she was six months pregnant with their second child, Lola, she filed for a divorce from her husband, but soon decided to push it aside and try to make things work again. They even went for marriage counseling but Richards later decided to continue with the divorce process that finally saw to the death of the marriage in 2006.
Denise accused her then-husband of violence, alleging death threats against her. As a result of this, she obtained a restraining order after the marriage ended to have Sheen 300 feet away from her and their two daughters whom they had joined custody of. The only time he was allowed anywhere near her or the kids was during supervised visits.
By 2008, the war between the former lovers was still raging no thanks to her show on E!, Denise Richards: It’s Complicated, which detailed her daily life and that of her family, including her daughters. Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards slugged it out in yet another legal battle after he dragged her to court to have her stopped from having their daughters on the confessional reality program, but he lost.
In 2010, as a result of the many troubles of Sheen including the crisis rocking his marriage to Brooke Mueller, issues relating to sobriety, and other criminal issues, Denise sought to have sole custody of their children, something Sheen agreed to and signed without giving any fight.
Are They Currently in Good Terms Today?
After many years of fighting that saw them both dragging themselves before the law courts and the courts of public views, Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards are now in good terms.
According to Richards, she has never been bitter about the divorce, but the times were very negative. The actress stated that she is very supportive of her ex-husband and she tries to see that her daughters have a relationship with their father. Further back in 2011 when Sheen was diagnosed with HIV, Richards was by his side and when in 2013 Brooke Mueller was in rehab, Denise took care of the actor’s twin boys with Brooke, Bob, and Max.
Adding to the good vibes between them, the ex-lovers and their daughters have been spotted out together a number of times and in 2017, Denise shared a picture of them all having dinner. She stated there that at the end of the day, they still remain a family.
On his part, Sheen also reveals he does not have any ill feeling towards his ex-wife. In fact, they are friends. During the wedding of Dennis to Aaron Phypers in 2018, Sheen did not attend but he sent his best wishes to them.