Denise Richards invited ex-husband Charlie Sheen to her private Malibu wedding. Here's why
Sheen and Richards, who were previously married from 2002 to 2006, also share daughters Sam and Lola with each other
Denise Richards has such a strong and special relationship with her ex-husband Charlie Sheen that the actress even wanted him to be a guest at her wedding to new husband Aaron Phypers. The 48-year-old actress got married on September 8, 2018, in an intimate outdoor ceremony held on a private Malibu estate overlooking the ocean.
Sheen and Richards, who were previously married from 2002 to 2006, also share daughters Sam and Lola with each other. For her wedding to Phypers, the actress invited only a handful of friends and family, but she also made sure to extend an invitation to her ex-husband.
"No matter what’s gone down with Charlie and I, I invite Charlie to anything having to do with the kids and I,” Richards told audiences on Tuesday’s episode of 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills', which featured footage of the 'Wild Things' star’s special day. “Even if he did bring a prostitute as his date, I wouldn’t care,” she joked. “It’s just, it is what it is.”
Her revelation was definitely shocking, given the fact that she and Sheen experienced one of the most public divorces in the history of Hollywood. As fans of the couple would recall, the former couple first met while shooting the movie 'Good Advice' in 2000, but it was only when Richards got the opportunity to guest-star on Sheen’s former sitcom 'Spin City' in the fall of 2001 that their romance began.
The pair got married in June 2002, but it was all over by March 2005. Richards filed for divorce from the actor, while Sheen was in the midst of a drug and alcohol relapse, a time when he was famously going on bizarre rants about tiger’s blood and “winning”.
It was quite a difficult decision for Richards to get divorced, since, at the time of filing for their separation, the actress was six months pregnant with daughter Lola. She later went on to adopt daughter Eloise as a single mom in 2011.
Nevertheless, through the years, Richards and the 'Two And A Half Men' actor, who is currently embracing sobriety, have eventually learned to build their trust in each other from scratch. As per People, the pair have now found a way to co-parent, even if they don’t often agree on certain topics.
“I was never bitter about my divorce,” Richards recalled in an interview last month. “Going through everything, it changed me. But I love life and I’m a glass-half-full kind of person. And I did my best to rise above it. Times were extremely negative and I would have to tell myself, this too shall pass.”