Photographic evidence that Denise Richards’ kids do indeed smile

We’ve had a long-running joke here about how terrible miserable Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen’s daughters Sam and Lola appear to be in every single photograph. It doesn’t look like they’re experiencing the usual episodes of a kid being cranky. Or sleepy. Or hungry. The poor little girls look like they’re absolutely despondent in almost every photo out there. It’s pretty hard not to notice – and not to feel badly for them. I’ve always taken it as evidence of just how profoundly bad parenting – and bitter divorce battles – can affect children.

But if there’s any truth to my theory then things must be looking up for Sam and Lola. Yesterday they were snapped having lunch with mom Denise at Brentwood Country Mart looking happy, goofy, and not at all miserable. Although Denise looked a little beaten to hell.

Enjoying a little mother/daughter bonding time, Denise Richards grabbed up lunch with her girls, Sam and Lola, at the Brentwood Country Mart on Friday afternoon (October 3).

The “Wild Things” actress and her little ones downed their orders of chicken nuggets and fries, with the group then heading off to do some shopping for toys and clothing.

In related news, Miss Richards has denied rumors that her reality show got the axe, saying that it’s coming back for another season with filming to begin in a few months.

She also dismissed criticism from her ex-husband Charlie Sheen and his new wife Brooke Mueller for including her young daughters in her series.

Denise tells, “They weren’t there 24/7, we definitely have set hours. They have been around this since they were born so they were just happy momma was home working.”

[From the Gossip Girls]

Clearly something’s going a little better for Sam and Lola. It seems like Charlie and Denise have cut down on their bitter public feuding – maybe they’ve managed to do the same in private. You can’t easily tell this from WENN’s pictures, but they both seem to be wearing cute little pretend dress up outfits and some little girl makeup. It looks like they had a fun day and got to be regular, normal kids.

Images thanks to WENN and Fame.

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16 Responses to “Photographic evidence that Denise Richards’ kids do indeed smile”

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  1. KERRI says:

    It’s so sad when children get crushed between their parents’ feud., e.g. Alec and Kim. Trash talking back and forth should be done behind closed doors, or better yet, inside a sound-proof vault.

    It’s simple to have kids, but it takes an adult to raise them. Very sad.

  2. RAN says:

    Compare Denise’s outfit to Victoria Beckham’s shopping outfit. Makes VB look even more ridiculous.

    These girls are adorable. They look happy and relaxed. Maybe Denise has calmed down a lot and has stopped putting her own needs first. I certainly hope so.

  3. jess says:

    why RAN? because every mom should wear a uniform of sweatpants and baseball caps?

  4. RAN says:

    Who said anything about a uniform? I think I used my favorite word “ridiculous” 🙄

  5. texasmom says:

    OK, out of six pictures there is ONE smile!

  6. Anne says:

    Denise looks fine, she’s not wearing makeup but she doesn’t look ‘beat’. Her pants are fug though, if they were full length I would wear them to the mall. Beckham is a twit wearing ridiculous shoes and clothes to the mall.

  7. Codzilla says:

    I agree with RAN: Victoria looked foolish. And there’s a lot of wiggle room between sweat pants and Posh’s high-priced hooker gear, so a “uniform” isn’t necessary.

  8. Renee says:


    Seriously, and I’m pretty sure they’re just smiling because the food arrived. 😆

  9. anastasiabeaverhausen says:

    In the main pic, Lola is saying “SEE FOOD!”

  10. Tina says:

    @ KERRI: So true, especially about the sound-proof vault. Denise’s daughters are adorable and I hope the best for them.

  11. Uma Sultani007 says:

    The eldest child always look so troubled….how can Denise go out in public looking like that?

  12. Jeanne says:

    Shame on Denise for letting her little baby wear ruby red lipstick. Just wait, first Heather Locklear gets arrested for DUI it’ll be Denise next. She looks a little glazed.

  13. Jinxy says:

    Those kids always look miserable, they hate having photogs bothering them and yet Denise chooses to tip off the paps to get some free press for her sad non existent career. Perhaps if she spent less time focusing on hurting the Father of her children, the kids might be happier.

  14. Disturbed says:

    Can’t believe one daughter is wearing BRIGHT red lipstick – I know little girls play with little girl makeup, usually nothing more than slightly tinted lip gloss – but come on, BRIGHT RED?!?

  15. GimmeABreak says:

    Would everybody just effin relax about the lipgloss?! The kid probably got in her purse and put it on. LIttle girls love that crap. It’s not like she whored the kid out in some beauty pageant! Shame on all of YOU for being so unforgiving and judgmental. Nerds!! Why don’t some of you stay-at-home-moms who are commenting on this website, get up and see what YOUR kids are into.

  16. Magic Peachz says:

    Ok. Not a huge fan of DR but you’re right Givemeabreak. Little girls love that shit and red war paint on a 7 year old is just fun. I don’t think her girls look particularly happy in any of these pictures but I think it could be because of the photographers. It’s just not natural to be followed around by the paparazzi. All that said I wouldn’t vote for Denise as mother of the year.