This week’s issue of Star magazine has a rather rude story containing statements from an “expert” about how Denise Richards must be suffering from an eating disorder. The entire article is based upon these photos of Denise shopping with her three daughters, Sam, Lola, and Eloise (the little girl Denise adopted in 2011 as a baby) last week. As you can see, she’s not only holding a toddler but pulling a child-filled wagon behind her, which is not an easy dual-feat to accomplish with or without the paparazzi in tow. I think the strongest my arms have ever been was when my daughter was a toddler. Man, I got ripped in short order because holding a kid is much harder than lifting weights because, at times, they never let you put them down even for a moment.
As a result of this and Denise’s already thin physique, Star has decided that she is “scary skinny” and possibly “suffering from an easting disorder.” Okay, so those arms are looking a little bit like Linda Hamilton’s in Terminator 2 and slightly like Madonna’s famed gristle, but seriously. Even if Denise has lost weight (and she’s always been rather petite), I am thinking it might be as a result of stress. She has three young daughters and often finds herself caring for the twin sons of Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller on an extended basis. Regardless, here’s the story from Star:
Once a sexy Bond Girl, Denise Richards looked like a shadow of her former self at the Beverly Glen shopping center on Feb. 1, where she ran errands with daughter Sam, 8, Lola, 7, and adopted baby girl Eloise, 19 months. “her clothes were falling off her,” an eyewitness tells Star. “Her shoulders and arms looked superfrail, and her face was gaunt. She did not look healthy at all.”
Even her ex-husband, Hollywood trainwreck Charlie Sheen, is concerned! “Denise is skinnier than she has ever been, and Charlie is worried,” admits a pal. “He cares about her — if she needs help, he will make sure she gets it.”
But Denise is convinced that she’ll never find true love unless she’s at her absolute thinnest. “She keeps saying that as a 42-year-old woman in Los Angeles competing against twentysomethings, she has to work harder if she’s ever going to get married again,” says the insider.
Weight expert Alicia Hunter, author of The Accidental Diet: From Fugly to Fox, says the actress needs to put some weight back on, fast: “She looks to be hovering at around 108 lbs., which is 15 lbs. less than is healthy for a woman who’s 5’6″.”
[From Star, print edition, February 18. 2013]
Are we really supposed to believe that Charlie Sheen is concerned about anything other than where his next briefcase full of coke is coming from? If anything, Charlie needs to stop dumping his own problems on Denise, but I guess she’ll always be the responsible one in that former relationship. I also find it rather offensive that Star quotes a (probably fake) source who says that Denise is desperate for a man, which is why she’s so underweight. She doesn’t seem like she’s madly hunting for a man in her life when she went out on her own to adopt a baby instead of waiting around for a relationship. Also, I remember watching one episode of her short-lived reality show in which she was arguing with her assistant about how she didn’t want to date anyone — not even for the sake of spicing up her show.
Anyway, I don’t think Denise looks too skinny in these photos. She has always been on the thin side, and she works out a lot, which may not only be for fitness but also as a means of stress relief. Denise looks tired, sure, and the light isn’t particularly flattering on her arm muscles, but give the woman a break. At least she’s not blindingly orange anymore.
Photos courtesy of WENN