‘You’ve got this!’ That’s just one of the many sweet sentiments Denise Richards has given her good friend Karrueche Tran post Chris Brown split. After thinking her label as CB’s ex might hinder an acting career, Denise has encouraged Kae to keep her head up. Aww!
Chris Brown, 26, has dragged his former flame Karrueche Tran, 27, through hell and back. Now, the model-actress feels his bad boy behavior has left a negative mark on her reputation as well. Worried that her past with Breezy could hurt her dreams to become a legit actress, a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that Miss Tran has received much moral support from her good friend and Vanity co-star, Denise Richards, 44. Read on for all the details!
“Karrueche almost broke down on the set of Vanity, but Denise came over and gave her a pep talk. Denise comforted Karrueche, told her that she knows exactly what she’s going through because she’s been in her shoes before,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Denise put her arm around her, told her that she’s a beautiful and talented girl and that all she has to do is trust and believe in herself and her instincts and she’ll have the career she wants.”
If anyone knows how to recover from dating a D-bag, it’s definitely Denise. The actress, who was married to Charlie Sheen from 2002-2006, has plenty of hard-earned wisdom to pass down to KT. From being cheated on to dealing with the embarrassment of Charlie’s downward spiral in 2010, Denise surely has a word of advice or two to share with Karrueche.
“They both have had some really ugly and downright horrible experiences in their relationships. One time on set, Karrueche was reading the blogs and saw a story about her and Chris,” our source explains. “She scrolled down and read the comments people had left and they were nasty. People were calling her a ‘tramp’ and a ‘gold digger’ and a ‘wanna be actress.'” Ouch!
“The latter hurt her the most because she wants to be taken seriously and get out of the shadows of being Chris Brown’s girlfriend,” the insider adds. We definitely don’t blame you, sista!
Luckily, Denise’s advice really resonated with Karrueche. “The pep talk was one of the most powerful and uplifting things Karrueche had ever heard in her life. And coming from Denise Richards, that gave her all the drive and ambition she needed,” the source says.
“Karrueche and Denise are like sisters! They’ve spent a lot of time together and formed a tight bond when shooting Vanity,” our insider concludes. “Kae really looks up to her as an actress, a mother and one of those women who exudes courage and strength.” Let’s give it up for girl power!
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— Evan Real, Reporting By Eric Ray