Charlie Sheen used to be married to Denise Richards. They had two beautiful daughters, Sam and Lola, but things went to hell in a hand basket and Charlie and Denise got divorced. Sheen then wed Brooke Mueller and they had two sons, twins Bob and Max. They eventually split, Charlie turned to porn stars and tiger blood, and we all figured he would marry one of those young XXX girls, but he somehow managed to find a way to stop that torpedo from shooting him in the face.
Brooke, on the other hand, hasn’t had the same luck. She’s struggled with drugs and has been in and out of rehab, trying to get her life together for her and Charlie’s sons, but it’s been a rough go. The latest? Social workers have taken away her boys, but all is not totally lost. Denise has been awarded temporary custody, so at least Brooke knows they’re in good hands.
“Brooke was given many opportunities by social workers to clean up her act. Social workers felt that Bob and Max weren’t safe in Brooke’s care,” a source told Radar Online. “The decision was made late on Thursday afternoon, and the boys are no longer in Brooke’s care. It’s expected at some point the boys will be taken care of by Charlie Sheen’s ex-wife, Denise Richards, who has cared for them in the past when Brooke went to rehab.”
Mueller is “in a very, very bad place right now,” the source added. “She is absolutely despondent that she lost the boys. Maybe this will finally make her realize that she needs to get help.”
The last time Mueller was in rehab, Richards took the boys in. An insider told Radar last year, “[Richards] loves the boys and their safety and well being mean everything to her. Bob and Max are safe and that is all the matters. Denise is simply complying with the court order.”
At the time, Denise told Access Hollywood, “They’re our family and they’re Sam and Lola’s brothers, and I can’t imagine growing up without my sister, so anytime she needs help, I’m there for the boys,” she continued. “[Sam and Lola] are the best big sisters to [the boys] and they love them.”
She added: “I know it doesn’t seem normal, but it is our normal. They’re little kids and I love children, and like I said, it’s our daughter’s brothers, so I can’t say no.”
Weird but awesome, right? And to those of you who thought Denise was looking super-skinny before, taking care of her three daughters, it might get worse now that two four-year-old boys have been added into the mix. Richards is going to be looking haggard. Hopefully Denise won’t have the toddlers for long and Brooke gets better soon. Though she should be thankful she has a friend like Denise. Who ‘da thunk it?