Denise Richards turns down Charlie Sheen’s offer of more child support for twins


Denise Richards has been caring for her ex husband, Charlie Sheen’s twin four year-old sons, Max and Bob, while their mother, Brooke Mueller, is in rehab for a reported crystal meth addiction. Brooke was put on a 5150 psychiatric hold a little over a week ago. She went missing for a couple of days afterwards and then went off to rehab. This is Brooke’s 20th stint in rehab, and she made the genius decision to go to the Betty Ford Center because she wanted to hang out with Lindsay Lohan.

Denise is a single mom with five kids at home under 10, but she’s not doing it for the money. She already makes a whopping $55,000 a month from Charlie in child support for their two daughters together, Sam, 9, and Lola, 7. (Denise also has an adopted daughter who is two.) Charlie reportedly offered her more money for caring for the twins and Denise turned him down! She did accept an offer to use his private plane to fly from New York to LA so she could see the kids on Mother’s Day. The kids were spotted out with Denise’s dad, who was presumably caring for them (along with a nanny) while Denise was away.

Meanwhile Brooke is squandering the $55,000 a month she makes from Charlie, she has no money saved at all and she’s afraid that her child support will get cut off now that Denise has temporary custody. She tried to strip guardianship from Denise and give it to her brother so that she can still draw checks from Charlie. Methhead logic. Thankfully this plan failed and the judge upheld the ruling that Denise has temporary guardianship.

Charlie isn’t about to cut Brooke off, and he probably didn’t think that her drug use was a problem until it got so bad she had to be put on a psychiatric hold. TMZ came out yesterday with more details about Brooke’s involuntary hospitalization. They claim that cops were called after she assaulted a man at her house and that she was ranting and raving about Charlie’s connections to the mafia, claiming she would bring him down. Their sources state that she was hopped up on Adderall, but I tend to believe Radar’s reports that she’s a meth addict. Charlie should call Brooke’s bluff and stop the money flowing, but I doubt that will keep her from using.

Oh and Radar reports that Brooke went to rehab twice for crystal meth addiction while she was pregnant with the twins. We’ve heard rumors about that in the past and it’s not surprising.

Denise Richards is shown with her two oldest daughters and her dad on 5-8-13. She’s also shown on 4-28-13. Brooke Mueller is shown on 12-7-13 and out with Denise and their kids on 9-9-12. Charlie Sheen is shown on 4-11-13. Credit: FameFlynet and WENN.com

 

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  1. Ellie66 says:

    Lindsey and Brooke should be BFFs by now lol! Poor kids though but at least they are in good hands with Denise for now. I wonder how bad she gotta get before they just take custody away completely. And who would get custody of them both parents are useless druggies.

    • gogoGorilla says:

      Charlie may be useless as a parent, but at least he supports them all financially, so there’s that.

      I hope the boys end up with Denise permanently. But I’m sure Brooke won’t give them up without a fight – not for them, but for the money. Very sad.

      • Itsa Reallyme says:

        I’m a little surprised that Charlie doesn’t have the boys since he did have them at one point and seemed like he enjoyed them. I’m glad though, that he apparently realizes that he’s not a good parent and is willing to have them raised in a loving home. I would think Brooke would have her rights stripped away. If being in rehab for the 20th time isn’t enough of a testament to not having good parenting skills, then I don’t know what is.
        Never thought I’d respect Denise but I really see her in a new light.

  2. Rumorhasit says:

    Today seems to be the day for commendable stories about women.
    Denise has really stepped up. Putting her daughters family first.
    Sadly the 2 little boys involved, their own parents won’t do this. Denise is the epitome of motherhood, and I hope those boys remain with her for a long time.
    But why be a martyr?
    5 kids under 10. A set of twins. Imagine the laundry, the supervision, the chaos. She has help, and should probably have some more. Even without another $55k, Charlie is hopefully giving her something to help defray the additional expense.

    • brin says:

      I was thinking the same…it’s refreshing to read about two strong women (Angelina & Denise) who have their priorities straight. We’re so used to seeing the trainwreck stories that I really appreciate these posts on women setting a great example.

    • Oops says:

      perhaps because she knows how Brooke is and nobody can say it that she takes care of them for money (I would never think that but some crazy people would not have missed to say it)

      • Rumorhasit says:

        You do have a point there. Other people have some very odd thoughts and/or ideas whenever they are confronted with genuine goodness and positivity in the world today.
        Some of those Jolie responses to her surgery, just make you shake your head and worry about the future of humanity.
        And Brooke has already shown us, it’s all about the $. That’s why she wants Denise stripped of custody, and for her brother to get it.
        She went to rehab 2x for meth addiction, while pregnant.
        I hope she never sees these boys again, and the cash dries up. Stop enabling her Charlie, Denise deserves financial support, not that motormouth you chose to procreate with.

      • MsTaken says:

        Exactly what I was gonna say. Denise obviously wants the boys to have a good, stable home & doesn’t want Brooke to have any wiggle room in getting them back by claiming DR is keeping the twins for the $$$, which is what her lawyers would claim. Good for DR! I hope Charlie takes very good care of her. Maybe he could just up the girls’s child support by whatever he would be paying for the boys, that way legally, she wouldn’t be receiving anything for the boys…

    • NerdMomma says:

      I’m sure Denise could use extra money and help, but perhaps she knows that if she takes more money from Charlie, and he reduces the money he gives Brook, then Brook will fight for custody of the boys to get the money back. If Denise says no to more money, perhaps Brook will be more inclined to let the boys stay with Denise. Sounds like Denise is putting the boys first, not herself. She rocks.

    • Kevin says:

      I agree 100% Rumorhasit. Neither has been my fave in the past but you can’t dismiss their actions. Actions do speak louder than words. Kudos

    • Turtle Dove says:

      +1 Rumorhasit

      Today is the day for strong women.

      Denise is tops in my books. She’s an amazing woman for selflessly taking care of those children.

      More stories like this are needed. I get tired of reading about women shilling “hair” and “shot glasses”.

  3. Suze says:

    Wow, another celebrity caught making a noble decision. What will happen to celebrity gossip if this continues?

    Note: Not that I equate this with Angelina Jolie’s decision about her mastectomy – just that two positive celeb stories in a day is a bit overwhelming.

  4. Erinn says:

    I always thought Denise was a little bit cray. But after hearing this story, my respect for her has skyrocketed.

    What an amazing thing to do. I hope the kids can stay with her permanently.

  5. smee says:

    So Charlie is paying TWO women $55k a month in child support? How much $ does that warlock have?!

    I do find it a little amusing that Denise Richards is the mature and stable one in this (or any) situation.

  6. aims says:

    I think it really shows how selfless Denise has been. My admiration has grown hugely for her during this hard time. She has been discreet, loving towards her daughter’s brothers. Because of this situation and how selfless she had been, I will forever be team Denise.

    Also, it seems that Brooke is a real piece of sh*t. She never had her kids best interest, they seem to be her meal ticket. And I don’t believe she will ever be clean, or even wants to be. I also think she’s garbage for using while pregnant.

  7. Dawn says:

    How refreshing to find someone who is doing this for the sake of the children and NOT financial reward. The U.S. Foster Child program should be so lucky. Good for her. Brooke Mueller needs to bow down and kiss Denise’s feet after this one. How can one not have respect for Denise at this point?

  8. Elizabeth says:

    “You have to love the children more than you hate your ex.” Very wise words someone once said & Denise is a perfect example of this. She knows those boys are brothers to her children & wants to simply do the right thing. I respect her a lot.
    I think she turned down the money so no one (namely Brooke) can say she’s doing this for the cash.
    I rarely have respect for him but I do give Charlie a small amount of credit for trying to make sure Denise has what she needs financially to provide for the boys.

    • Lulu.T.O. says:

      I agree wholeheartedly. It’s so refreshing to see a celeb say (in effect) “No thanks, I’ve got enough money. I don’t need it.”

      She is also probably thinking ahead about what is best for the boys. No one will be able to tell them that she didn’t really love them – that she did it for the money.

      Love her!

  9. Tania says:

    Those poor boys. Think of all the issues they must have. Thankfully, they have a “second Mom” who actually cares about them.

  10. lovegossip says:

    Didn’t Brooke get like 10 million or something crazy like that from Charlie when they divorced? Maybe I’m wrong on the amount, but I swear she received a HUGE payoff……she couldn’t have spent ALL of that even if it was drugs in just a few years. Could she????? :-( .

    • hoya_chick says:

      It’s all gone! She spent it all on her habit. She didn’t get that much. They were only married a short time with a prenup. She got like $750k as a one time payout, 1 million from the sale of the home they shared while married and no alimony since they weren’t married that long. Her real pay day was the child support. Which is why she is trying to get the boys away from Denise. She is a terrible mother. Thank god for Denise, those boys are so lucky.

      Charlie must have some good money people handling his finances. As crazy as he is, his money and kids are always taken care of.

  11. LittleDeadGirl says:

    Good for her. Hope she takes good care of those kids. It’d be nice for them to have one positive and stable adult in their lives.

  12. Dutchy says:

    One big crackie family :P Thank god for Denise, she is so lovely with these kids! Her dad is pretty amazing too!

  13. Patrice says:

    Why on earth should/is Brooke still be able collect a cent of “child support” when she no longer has any type of custody of her children and by all accounts, wasn’t using the money to take care of them even when she did?! Crackhead logic indeed on both hers and Charlie’s parts (“Charlie isn’t about to cut Brooke off”) as well of that of the CA court system if they didn’t stop payments the second the boys went into Denise’s care!

    This type of financial arrangement shouldn’t ever be made behind the scenes at the digression of the parents and for good reason; look what happens. The courts should have immediately transferred Brooke’s child support payments over to Denise, not both of them get paid now. If Denise then refused, then the money should have started getting funneled into an account for the boys tp access when they turn 18 right away. To continue paying their biological mother-a confirmed drug addict with serious problems who neglected them-or to allow Charlie to just keep the money makes absolutely no sense at all.

    Side note: I wish I could say this was surprising but I honestly can’t. The California “justice” system is the same one that not only allowed Lindsay Lohan to continue doing what she does for years now but in related 2 1/2 Men news, also ruled that Jon Cryer would have to pay his ex-wife astronomical child support payments for his son despite the fact that it is HE who has sole physical and legal custody for the boy, has for most of his life and by all acvounts is an absolutely wonderful father. Why??? (Look up the case. It’s completely incomprehensible.)

  14. crazymary says:

    Just a few years ago I thought this woman was just worthless, and here I am years later in awe of her. This woman is nothing short of an angel to the people around her.

    Changes how I think about other people as well. Maybe I should be less “judgy”…

    Nah.

  15. Nemesis says:

    $55,000 a month? That’s more than what most people make in a year. Hell no she doesn’t “need” more money. This is ridiculas.

    • aims says:

      yes it is a lot of money. however, she is taking on kids that really aren’t her responsibility. So as a gesture of appreciation, to offer her the boys child support is the right thing to do. she declined the offer, which again, shows what kind of character she has.

    • bluhare says:

      The child support system is based on equity(or is supposed to be) and if one parent is significantly better off than the other, then the other parent is deemed to need more money to maintain a lifestyle that the child is accustomed to. (See: Gabriel Aubry). Some get mad at Gabriel because he’s a man and accepting child support from Halle Berry, yet it looks like most people here would not vilify Denise if she took the twins’ child support money. Actually, I think the suggestion above that she take it and put it into an irrevocable trust for the boys is a great idea.

  16. Deirdre says:

    Someone needs to tell Charlie to stop the child support payments to Brooke. She’s using that money to get high, not to care for her kids and he’s enabling her.

    I hope Denise gets full custody of the boys and may the Lord forgive me, but Brooke can go to hell.

  17. mel says:

    My respect and admiration for her is surprising…what a great mother and thank god those boys have her.

  18. Zorbitor says:

    Wow – kids are expensive!

  19. gee says:

    There is no doubt in my mind that the baby she adopted is another one of Charlies. Denise is good people.

  20. Rux says:

    I will probably get crucified for this statement but here goes: Lindsay did not get preggo to hold a dude down for money/meth/coke/crack/etc….Brooke did (LiLo if you are listening the preggo thing is not a good idea). So Lindsay is a “higher” more “ethical” class of cracky.

    In any case, I saw Denise’s Reality Show, outside of her swearing, she is a good parent….hope the twins stay with her.

  21. truthful says:

    While Charlie has been a good guy and he def takes care of his kids…

    he is an addict and an enabler to Brooke and Lindsay McCrackle..

    this cycle will never stop if the nucleus is not fixed himself and that is Charlie–he hands them money like its water, he has lately been involved w/getting McCrackie designer dresses and such. “vouching that he will be responsible for the dress if she runis it w/crackle crap and scissors”.

    its all a sad circus, thankfully Denise is around, I am sure she is stressed out. with all of the krazy.

    • bluhare says:

      I hope a judge will make Denise the twins’ guardian until their mother can prove she’s fit (and that does not mean that she just complete a stint in rehab). I mean she does rehab, supervised halfway house, stays clean, gets visitation, and you get my drift.

      • TG says:

        How many years and chances does a parent get to prove they are fit? I think it is in the best interest of the children to permanently strip Brooke the loser of her parental rights and let Denise adopt them. I can’t stand bad and loser parents getting chance after chance to screw up their kids. You get one shot at parenthood IMHO.

      • TG says:

        How many years and chances does a parent get to prove they are fit? I think it is in the best interest of the children to permanently strip Brooke the loser of her parental rights and let Denise adopt them. I can’t stand bad and loser parents getting chance after chance to screw up their kids. You get one shot at parenthood IMHO.

      • Nina W says:

        You’re kids don’t stop needing and loving you even if you are a drug addled f**k-up. There is not one shot at parenting, there is an entire lifetime of it. Giving up on her is not what’s best for her sons. What would be best for them would be her getting clean and turning her life around sadly I don’t see that happening. She seems to be in a desperate downward spiral going even faster than Lindsay.

  22. Joanna says:

    wow, that’s $660,000 a year! holy cow!

  23. megsie says:

    The more I read about Denise the more impressed with her I am.

    ugh The pic of Charlie with Lohan. Why would anyone associate with that woman??

  24. Ag says:

    She was doing meth WHILE pregnant? Jesus. That’s beyond terrible. Wtf.

  25. KellyinSeattle says:

    Just want to say that Denise is not “making” 55K a month…if it’s child support, it’s for the kids and not considered part of her income. I’m glad that their maternal grandpa gets to spend so much time with them…grandparents are the best!! My son sure loves his and it shows when they’re together…I really can’t say enough about the impact of grandparents…Kudos to Denise and her dad…

  26. PoliteTeaSipper says:

    Such respect to both her and angelina.

  27. Lulu.T.O. says:

    Horrifying to hear that Brooke was using meth while pregnant. It’s a terrible drug to be exposed to in-utero. God help her boys and her (if she ever gets straight) because she is going to have to live with that for the rest of her life. For me, that was enough to keep off ANYthing that could remotely be construed as harmful while I was pregnant, even if my ob-gyn OK’d occasional use (I have panic disorder and had a prescription for Xanax).

    • Lady D says:

      I didn’t even want to eat Tums when I was pregnant. I had an argument with my dr. when I was 6 months along. I had developed a kidney infection that he wanted me to take penicillin for. What if my baby was one of those people allergic to penicillin? I ended up taking the antibiotic after he described the end results of a kidney infection, but I was unhappy about it.

  28. Mandy says:

    How great is Denise?? All of those children are lucky to have her. I never paid any attention to her until she had that reality show and she came off as a really genuine and sweet person. Well, as genuine as a celebrity can be, I mean! :)

  29. amy says:

    why can’t charlie step up? they’re his kids! why are they staying with Denise? Don’t get me wrong, I love Denise, she seems to be the only sane one ever, in this bunch, but is there are reason why Charlie has the boys staying with Denise? Yes he works, so does all of America…

    • Jayna says:

      Charlie works long hours on set, and Charlie still has substance abuse problems himself, albeit in his more stable mode, and will never be completely clean. He knows it’s best they be with Denise than being raised all day by nannies and a tired (non-nurturing father) at night with some Goddess of the moment there. Charlie has visitaton and can visit the kids after work on other days. For once, he’s doing what is right.

  30. Noinin says:

    Denise is fantastic. I think she should be given more child support, because those boys deserve to be spoilt a little- all the child support money Charlie gave to Brooke was probably used to buy meth. But it is wise from Denise – at least it will show the judges she only has the boys’ best interests at heart. She also said she was totally willing to step back when Brooke is long-term sober (never gonna happen, but still). I find it horrifying that Brooke couldn’t stop using drugs while pregnant. I know addiction is a major issue but if kids don’t make you change, I don’t see what can :(

  31. Noinin says:

    Denise is fantastic. I think she should be given more child support, because those boys deserve to be spoilt a little- all the child support money Charlie gave to Brooke was probably used to buy drugs. But it is wise from Denise – at least it will show the judges she only has the boys’ best interests at heart. She also said she was totally willing to step back when Brooke is long-term sober (never gonna happen, but still). I find it horrifying that Brooke couldn’t stop using drugs while pregnant. I know addiction is a major issue but if kids don’t make you change, I don’t see what can :(