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Exclusive: Why Denise Richards Is Sticking By Charlie Sheen After His Crazy Hotel Meltdown!

Tue, October 26, 2010 4:47pm EDT by 1 Comment

Charlie Sheen acts like a spoiled brat, so it’s no surprise that his ex-wife Denise Richards feels like he’s her third child and that she needs to look after him!

Denise Richards has two adorable daughters, Sam and Lola, and one out-of-control ex-husband, Charlie Sheen, whom she considers to be her third kid! “Denise has motherly instincts,” a source close to the 39-year-old tells “It’s like she has two girls and a boy. She cares about Charlie and also has a thing for trying to take care of him.” So that could explain why she accompanied Charlie to the hospital in NYC early this morning (Oct. 26), after he allegedly partied with a hooker, did drugs and trashed a hotel room!

Because they have two daughters together, Denise will always be a part of Charlie’s life. “They are on good terms for the sake of the kids,” the insider says. “Denise has known Charlie a long time; he’s the father of their children and she’s over whatever happened between them in the past.”

If she had a crystal ball that could predict the future and Charlie’s violent behavior, we don’t think she would have invited her ex-husband to meet her and their girls Sam, 6, and Lola, 5, in New York City on Saturday (Oct. 23). But then again, the insider tells us that Denise prefers to keep a close eye on her troubled ex.

Experts warn Charlie is psychologically damaging his daughters

“Charlie still has drinking issues and Denise is still hoping to help him,” explains the friend, adding that when Charlie destroyed his hotel room last night, following a drug-fueled binge with a hooker, Denise, who was sleeping in the next room with her daughters, got up and accompanied him to the hospital. “Denise was also there for Charlie after the Christmas incident, too,” says the pal, referring to his explosive argument with then-wife Brooke Mueller.

Dr. Gilda Carle thinks that Denise needs to wake up and face reality. “Women often think they can change a man’s behavior. But they can’t. The only thing you can change is a diaper,” she tells But, as reports, when Denise stopped by the Howard Stern Sirius satellite radio show early this morning, she insisted that she never thought she could turn Charlie into a better man. “I didn’t think I was going to change him,” she said. “When I met him he was different.”

Denise does arts and crafts with her kids

Denise, it’s time to cut the cord and let Charlie fend for himself. He’s a big boy. He’s 45 for goodness sake! And he needs to be disciplined by someone with more authority than his ex-wife. The Two and A Half Men star needs a long-term stay in rehab, not someone to constantly pick up the pieces of his messy life. While Denise did manage to shield her daughters from their dad’s rampage, she should probably think twice before letting the girls near Charlie again. Do you agree, HollyMoms?

–Amy L. Harper

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