Denise Richards’s dad told her that her daughter’s obstinance was a good thing

Denise Richards is raising three daughters: Sam, 14, Lola, 13, and Eloise, 7. She adopted Eloise as an infant and revealed earlier this year that Eloise has a chromosomal disorder and can only say a handful of words. In a new interview with People, Denise reveals that one of her daughters, she doesn’t specify whom, is very stubborn but that her dad’s insight helped her see that it could be a positive thing. I don’t watch RHOBH but in interviews Denise always comes across as sunny and positive, she seems like a good person.

“I think that my daughters will tell you that I’m a strict parent,” shared Richards, 48.

“I definitely have rules and boundaries and there’s consequences,” she continued, adding that doesn’t let her daughters “do whatever they want.”

The mother of three goes on to say that when it comes to parenting her kids, she tries “to follow a lot of the stuff that my parents instilled in me and my sister.”

“They are not judgmental people,” she shared, explaining that they raised her to understand that “everyone is equal.”

“That’s something that’s really stuck with me and something that I really want to instill in my daughters,” Richards explained, adding that this lesson is also coming in handy now that two of her daughters are teenagers — and sometimes do things she “may not agree with.”

Although one of her daughters, in particular, can be “extremely headstrong,” Richards recognizes the positive values in that character trait as well.

“My father said, ‘It might be challenging right now, but when she’s an adult, you are going to be so grateful because she is going to be one strong woman,’ ” The Bold and the Beautiful star shared with PEOPLE.

“And that’s when I was like, ‘Okay, that’s my daughter,’ because I’m pretty sure I was probably very similar with my parents,” Richards added.

While raising three children is never easy, parenting does come with its incredibly rewarding moments, as Richards goes on to reveal she once received a very nice call from another parent while her kids were at their house.

“The parent called me and told me how polite the girls were and they cleaned up after themselves and they were helping with the younger sibling,” she shared.

“And I was like, ‘Oh wow, it really does sink in,’ because at home they’re not like that,” the actress joked with a laugh. “So I was very proud of them.”

[From People]

That’s a great perspective from Denise’s dad, I like that. I was such a pain as a teenager and this is true of me too, I turned into a strong adult. This is especially important for women as we have a tendency to be people-pleasers. My mom was probably hoping I would have a daughter at some point so I could experience firsthand what she went through with me. Also I could so relate to that story about Denise getting compliments about how well behaved her daughters were at someone else’s house! It’s always “why aren’t they like that at home?” Denise has gone through a lot with Charlie Sheen as her abusive ex and I’m happy to see her remarried and doing so well lately. She’s doing what’s necessary to get paid by joining the cast RHOBH and there’s no shame in that. People noted that Denise’s husband, Aaron Phypers, is adopting Eloise too. That news came out earlier and this is the first I’m hearing about it. That’s so sweet!

Also, People has the video of their interview with Denise and her face moves a lot more than it did in other videos I’ve seen her of lately, I’ll say that. Whatever she had done looks like it’s settled.



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  1. Aims says:

    I watched her on Real housewives( shame) and she came across very sensible. She was down to earth and I really liked her. Her relationship with her kids and husband came across relatable. She was a cool chick and someone I’d hang out with.

  2. elimaeby says:

    Wow. Her husband is super-attractive! She does come off as a very kind and down-to-earth lady. I’ve always had a soft spot for her. She seems like a good mom.

  3. Krakken says:

    Denise seems like a cool head in A sea of dysfunction. Who would have thought…
    She has made an amazing job of raising her kids and giving them a stable life despite the mess and abuse of Charlie’s world.
    Imagine those kids lives without her influence. Hope Max and Bob are doing ok. Those kids of Charlie’s didn’t fare so well in the responsible adult department.

    • SamC says:

      No kidding on the twins. There was a report last week that Brooke Mueller was in the Hamptons and clearly on something, looking for random people to party with her.

    • TIFFANY says:

      Charlie has a adult daughter, Cassandra. She is married and a parent herself.

      • holly hobby says:

        But he wasn’t a fulltime parent with the daughter. I think she was primarily raised by the mom so of course she’s fine!

  4. JennErinMS says:

    As the mother of an extremely strong-willed child, I felt his comment in my soul. My kind, stubborn, self-assured, determined daughter is 11 now and I’m continually in awe of her spirit, fire, and passion while simultaneously being exhausted by it. For any moms in need of encouragement, I have these two blogs saved and read them weekly, sometimes hourly depending upon how my day is going with my daughter (ignore the references to God in the first if Christianity isn’t your cup of tea and instead focus on the message because it is powerful indeed).

    • Moneypenny says:

      I have had to read both of these several times! I’m the mom to a very strong-willed girl. I’ll never forget, she was about 3 and being her normal strong-willed self in an airport. One of the TSA agents said, “This will serve her well later in life.” I’ve never forgotten those words! It is exhausting, but I don’t want to take it out of her (even if I could, which clearly, I can’t).

      Always happy to hear of other moms in the same boat!

  5. Other Renee says:

    This is a Dad who had to cope with the fact that his daughter married the mess known as Charlie Sheen. Fortunately she moved on and is thriving. No wonder her Dad has a huge smile on his face.

  6. Jess says:

    I was shocked by how cool Denise seems on the real housewives, she reminds me of my girlfriends! I giggled at her wardrobe compared to the other women. I never understood why they all get so dolled up for everything, Denise was in jeans and a t shirt and I loved it, lol.

    • brooksie says:

      The scene in the Bahamas when she walks in wearing the short shorts kills me. I was surprised by how much I liked her, too. She was a real breath of fresh air this season!

  7. Jb says:

    All three daughters are cuties and look like they’re gonna be beauty’s as the grow older. I like Denise BUT wish she didn’t overshare so much…I get that being a “housewife “ you need to create interest or you’re off the show but my god, I don’t need to know how you paid for happy endings for both you and your husband! Gross and TMI

  8. Ashley G says:

    I watched her reality show a long time ago. Her dad was one of the “characters” he seems like such a nice guy, you can see where she gets it from. And yes she was totally likeable on there too. I’ve always had a soft spot for her ever since. She just seems so genuinely nice.

    I wonder if her daughter is a Taurus. I am. I’m stubborn. Was a nightmare as a kid. Super strong now too.

    • Carol says:

      Oh I watched that show too. Her dad seemed so sensible and so caring. I always wondered how she ended up with Charlie Sheen and the other guys she went out with before. She certainly has a type.

      On a very superficial note, I can not get over her awful fillers. Good god lady, you are beautiful without them!

  9. M.A.F. says:

    Wasn’t she at one point raising Sheen’s twin boys?

    • bananapanda says:

      Yes Denise took Bob and Max into her house when both parents were in trouble The boys started acting out and getting violent but Brooke prevented Denise from taking them to doctors and/or therapy. Denise went to CPS and family court but Brooke would never grant custodial rights like Charlie did. Denise ending up having to give them back (don’t know where- hopefully in-laws) bc the boys were too aggressive and putting her daughters in danger.

  10. Nibbi says:

    she seems really sweet and likeable but damn, these pics bummed me :/
    in the top pic she looks like her self.
    in all the rest- da fuq? who is that? joan collins? kim cattrall?
    such a shame, when the greatest beauties lose their faces via interventions :/ :/
    i know it can’t be easy being THAT beautiful and then aging in front of cameras, but damn. it sucks when people lose what makes them look like themselves :/