Denise Richards struggles with the truth; may have 20 dogs

Denise Richards really seems to have some problems with the truth. Not that that’s news to anyone, but she’s increasingly getting caught for all of her lies. The actress has long been called out on fudging the details in her relationship with ex-boyfriend Richie Sambora. Richie is the ex-husband of Denise’s former best friend Heather Locklear. Denise has always claimed that she and Heather hadn’t been friends for several months when she and Richie started dating – but most people agree that’s a load of crap.

Denise Richards claims to be “setting the record straight” on her new E! reality show, “It’s Complicated,” but several sources who know the actress say it’s a record that she’s making up.

On the show, Richards says more than once that she’s no husband stealer, claiming that she and Heather Locklear weren’t friends for months before she started dating Locklear’s estranged husband, Richie Sambora – and that the relationship started only after Locklear and Sambora split. But a Locklear pal says otherwise.

“Heather has phone records that prove Denise was calling Richie while Heather was still married to him,” our source said. “Heather was such a good friend to Denise. She gave Denise clothes and offered her a shoulder to cry on when she and [now ex-husband] Charlie [Sheen] split up – there are even photos in the press of Heather taking Denise out after she and Charlie split. And then a few weeks later – not months – Denise starts dating Richie.

“For Denise to claim that not only did she not initiate contact with Richie but that she and Heather weren’t friends for three months before she took up with him, well, that’s just absurd and an outright lie.

[From the New York Post]

Denise has also downplayed how many animals she has. It turns out she’s an animal collector, a la Paris Hilton.

On her show, Richards also says she has five dogs, four cats and three pigs. But an insider said, “Please – she has over 20 dogs, five cats, three pigs and several guinea pigs. Her place is like a zoo. She collects animals.”

Richards, via a rep, told us: “I will not respond to these tireless rumors. It’s such old news. I will say I have 10 dogs. Is there a law against having a lot of animals? My family loves animals, I live on a ranch, and I provide a great environment for them, so I am not sure why there is so much drama about how many animals I have.”

[From the New York Post]

First off, yes there is a law against having a lot of animals. Several laws. It obviously varies by county, and perhaps living on a ranch gives Richards a little more leeway, but yes, there is a law.

Secondly, on the show Denise specifically states that she has five dogs. In her response, she admits that she has at least ten. Yet she doesn’t seem to realize that she’s just been caught in a very obvious lie. And the phrasing “I will say that I have 10 dogs” seems odd to me. She didn’t say “I have ten dogs.” It’s more like, “I’ll admit to ten.” And considering five equaled ten before, it makes you think that ten might very well equal twenty. Which makes you wonder what other math Richards is fudging. Or dates.

Here’s Denise shopping in Malibu in March. Images thanks to WENN.

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  1. lola lola says:

    I’m still so surprised that she agreed to do a reality show. She comes off so badly in it! Does she really need the money that badly?

  2. MISSY says:

    The reality show has confirmed that this woman is a shallow, vain, self absorbed husband stealer. Her physical looks cannot compensate for her ugly personality.

  3. Jan says:

    Watching her show is like a trainwreck. Her “I want to set the record straight” line is already played out.

    The episode that was unbelieveable, was when she went to confront the tabloid reporter, then ended up calling her a….”%unt.” Yes, that’s classy alright. And at the DMV, she had her little hissyfit, when they wouldn’t change her name, it just makes her look like she’s completely nuts. Which obviously she is! I can’t imagine she willingly decided to do this show. She must be THAT deseperate for attention, I just feel for her kids.

    Oh and Lola, no she doesn’t need the money. It’a been reported she receives A LOT of money each month from her ex. And she’ll be getting millions from his show.

    In all the PICS I’ve seen, with her 2 kids, they never look happy, they never smile. They’re probably thinking “Get me outta here!”

  4. CJ says:

    I can’t belive anyone would OFFER her a show!

    Is her life as a single mother of 2 young girls *REALLY* that interesting?

    I can see that at Wal-mart for free :wink:

  5. Bellatrix says:

    Damn, she got the Tom Ford sunglasses I am/was about to seriously consider buying…

    Shoot! :evil:

  6. Bodhi says:

    She lives on a ranch? In LA?

  7. duda says:

    Now now Bodhi… we know she has a little bitty problem with the truth… :roll:

    i just feel for the kids, and the animals.. i mean have you seen how miserable her poor babies are always looking… one can only imagine how the endless animals feel..

  8. Kayla says:

    Get her and Dina Blohan off the TV!!!!! Get them the hell off!!! No one likes these lying losers!!!MAKE THEM GO AWAY!!!

  9. vdantev says:

    20 pets and 2 daughters- what a huge empty void she must be trying to fill inside.

  10. Shay says:

    It doesn’t matter if Richie initiated a relationship with Denise she’s still a ho-bag. Who the hell needs 10-20 dogs in LA unless you’re running a dog rescue program?

    From what I’ve seen of the show she’s not winning any sympathy from me.

  11. anon says:

    I have relatives who live on a 7 acre property in California (although not in LA County), everyone in their area has to have a minimum of 5 acres, and even there it is illegal for anyone to own more than five dogs.

    It is because they are “pack animals” and apparently when they are all together like that they form packs and can become dangerous. More or less live wolves.

  12. Cici says:

    denise does not live in los angeles city proper. if i’m not mistaken she has said she lives in calabasas (sp?) outside LA. it’s “country” like.

    that said – i don’t know what she was thinking. she is only worsening her image with this show!

  13. Ron says:

    Here’s the thing. If you are any sort of friend to someone, you don’t date thier ex!!!! It’s an unwritten law of friendship that should not be violated. It’s no wonder Heather felt so violated by this. Heather has every right to want to rip her weave out by the root! If for this and nothing else, Denise Richards will now and forever be a skank.

    FYI there are plenty of ranches around LA. She lives in Malibu and there are quite few there in the hills.

  14. Banana Boat says:

    Her personality really makes her ugly. It can happen.

    And I love how Heather is now dating Jack Wagner (who looks even better than when he was on Melrose Place) and is happy. Karma cannot be avoided! Meanwhile Denise is alone and doing a sad sack reality show.

    oh snap!

  15. Hollz says:

    love the water/food dish shes holding …why doesn’t she just start a shelter? she and Paris could do it together and have all the animals they want

  16. Leah says:

    My dad has a large ranch in Wyoming, where owners of more than 5 dogs (not including breeders or lap dogs owners) are usually asked for proof that the dogs are necessary (herding or hunting, for example), and that they have adequate shelter. I don’t think it’s even an actual law, just a common sense rule that local authorities try to enforce. No matter how much you love animals, too many can be overwhelming, and Denise doesn’t really give off “nurturing, responsible pet owner” vibes to begin with…

  17. UrbanRube says:

    Yes, there’s a lot more “country”-like acreage in the greater L.A. area than out-of-staters realize. Calabasas used to be a real old-west town and now it’s just a slightly hidden, slightly off-the-road area in the NW corner of the San Fernando Valley over the hill from Hollywood and West L.A. About ten minutes north of that off the 101 is the Agoura Hills area where Heather Locklear grew up and where the Sheen/Richards clan originally set up camp. It’s inland, but you just take your choice of a couple of canyon roads through really rugged foothill valleys and you’re in Malibu.

  18. silly lilly says:

    I love some of the comments on here and I could not agree more. She is clearly pathological and alters her reality based on the date and time. Not well. As for the Richie and Heather thing… I want to know how you drop trou for a guy that was married to the woman you were best friends with. COMMON SENSE is that you do not go there if they were split for FIFTY years. Its wrong. You just do not do that unless you are Jerry Springer material and there… is actually the answer isnt it…she may be pretty but she is 100% trash.

  19. Judy says:

    Denise is a user. It is not wonder that Charlie got the hell out. The way she tried to make CS out as a pedpohile and a hooker crazy dork. I know he has had his problems and he has never denied them either,When he was single he did what he wanted and made no bones about it. Her show sucks and she sucks and she cannot open her mouth without trashing Sheen it is as if she wants the public to take her side her her divorce. It isn’t going to work. The more she does this the moe it turns everyone off.

  20. lola says:

    She is so bad that her ex comes off looking OK. She deserves all the bad karma. I guess a girl has to pay the bills somehow. I just wish she owuld go away.

  21. raven says:

    Before I watch her crappy show, I will turn my tv off permanently. I’m not surprised she’s doing a reality show. The woman loves the attention. Those dogs are probably her only friends. As far as the Richie and Heather thing, I never believed Denise’s story, but rumor was that Heather wasn’t totally innocent either. It takes 2 to ruin a marriage.

  22. AnnMarie says:

    I think Denise Richards is a real nice lady who comes from a regular family. Her Dad is great! I think Denise did a good thing by doing the show. She does have alot of dogs but if she has the means to care for them then that is her business not ours! Keep up the good work Denise!!!

  23. Nicole says:

    WOW, looky looky and all women, not one of you know her or know what she has been through, you see a dubbed reality tv show and a woman that looks better then all of you and you are jealous as usual, I am glad I don’t have that pathetic gene, I think she’s fantastic!! Anyone who could suffer through a self absorbed a- hole like CS should be given an award..hehe…ciao

  24. Sasha says:

    I just counted and in fact she has 10 dogs. Why don’t u sorry A$$es just look at the postive of her and acculy watch her show untill you judge it! Keep up the excelent work Densise!

  25. TTo says:

    I absolutely love Denise Richards. She is attacked constantly by the media, so I’m glad she took the chance to speak her mind. Charlie Sheen is a scum bag..

    She does have a TON of dogs though.. but at least they are with her rather than in a kill shelter

  26. Anon says:


    Denise, is that you?

    It’s okay honey, everybody sometimes gets the urge to defend themselves by means of sockpuppets. You just might want to try to do it a bit more subtly…

  27. Shaun says:

    Denise I would be your friend regardless. You just need someone around you besides family that will be there for you. You are very beautiful and do what your heart feels good doing.
    Don’t worry about all the negativity. Just be Denise
    All the best

  28. dude says:

    she is hot and a mess maybe a normal guy like me could stand a chace with her!