Denise Richards and Richie Sambora in Hawaii on 1/31/07. Credit: Reale/Bauergriffinonline.com
What do you do when your reality show tanks because everyone hates you? If you’re Denise Richards, you try to hook up with the one person on the planet who doesn’t think you’re a psychotic fame whore. Sources say Richards is desperate to get back together with her ex-boyfriend Richie Sambora- but the guitarist is definitely not interested.
“It’s Complicated” – but worse, it’s tanking!
DENISE RICHARDS’ highly touted E! reality TV show is (1) biting it ratings-wise; (2) ex-hubby CHARLIE SHEEN’s kicking her butt divorce court-wise; and (3) romance-wise, she’s gone crawling on her belly like a snake – desperately trying to worm her way back into ex-flame RICHIE SAMBORA’s life!
Now don’t drop dead from surprise, but the booze-challenged rocker won’t even take her calls.
Insiders say Denise started phoning and texting Richie nonstop, begging him to rekindle their romance, and he talked to her patiently at first – telling her he’s just not interested, and has a new relationship cooking.
Denise, refusing to take “NO!” for an answer, told pals she’s furious at Richie – yet won’t stop phone/text-stalking!
In the numerous, insane interviews Denise has given over the last few months to promote her show, she has repeatedly said that she still cares about Sambora and that he is a great guy. I guess she was trying to grease the skids with him, hoping he’d want to get back together with her. But when Sambora entered rehab to quit booze, it looks like he quit his Denise addiction, too. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Richie’s habit flared up after being involved with this harpie- I can’t watch five seconds of her show without needing a stiff drink.