Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen are in a better place since their bitter divorce in 2006 and now enjoy hanging out.
In an Instragram photo, she referred to Sheen as her greatest ex when he allowed her use of his private jet so that she'd be able to take their kids to school. The actress, who resides in Los Angeles, was in New York on Mother's Day for business. The compliments continued when Richards was in attendance at the Corolle's Adopt-a-Doll Event in Los Angeles on May 16 and shared with reporters how much her relationship with Sheen had changed. She said that their daughters, Lola and Sam, helped bridge their differences.
"One can feel one way and one can feel another way, and there's lots of feelings and emotions there, but at the end of the day we want our daughters to benefit by us getting along," Richards said.
At the time of their divorce, Richards said that the Anger Management star was abusive, a patron of prostitutes and negligent when it comes to their daughters. She also alleged that he had addictions to gambling and drugs. Sheen denied the accusations and the two were on frosty terms but time has apparently healed all wounds.
"For myself, I don't want to have an unhealthy relationship with him," she said."Life's too short for that and we actually enjoy hanging out and being with the kids, and it's much easier."
Richards brood of kids now also include Sheen's twin sons, Bob and Max, that he has with ex-wife, Brooke Mueller. The twins were removed from Mueller's care on May 1 after the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services determined they were unsafe in her home because of suspected drug use. The children were placed in the temporary custody of Richards. It is an arrangement that has pleased Sheen. A source close to the actor said he loved his children but there were too many constraints on his time for him to be a hands on father.
"He's got a crazy work schedule, filming two shows a week, and would rather they spend time with Denise and their daughters than with a nanny at his empty house," a source said.
Richards said that she was just wanted to be there for the boys. She told Us Weekly that her biggest concern thus far was the overlapping of children's activities but that she would manage. Richards is also the mother of an adopted little girl, Eloise. Richards said she prioritized all of the children because being a parent is what she desired.
"You just figure it out because you don't have a choice. You have these children depending on you," she said.