Denise Richards explained how her wallet took a hit during her divorce process with Charlie Sheen, as the ‘RHOBH’ star suggested this was her ex’s alleged intention!
It wasn’t cheap to divorce Charlie Sheen, 53, as his ex-wife Denise Richards, 48, claimed on the Aug. 7 episode of the Daddy Issues podcast. Denise, who has now successfully found her groove as the newest cast member on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, had to rely on a different reality television show to support herself in the wake of her costly divorce with the Two and a Half Men star after filing for the separation in March 2005. “Back during the show I did at E!, I had to do that,” Denise told hosts Adam Hunter and Nicky Paris, referring to her show Denise Richards: It’s Complicated that aired for two seasons between 2008 and 2009.
“I had too many legal bills with my ex-husband,” Denise continued to explain, and then accused her ex-husband of saying something not very nice! “He said he wanted to bleed me dry, and he did. Those legal fees add up quite fast,” the Bravo star alleged on the podcast. HollywoodLife has reached out to Charlie’s rep, who had no comment for our story. While Denise was able to score air time on E! after the nasty divorce, the Wild Things star revealed the publicized separation did impact her job search.
“It was difficult for me to get a job back then because I was perceived as doing something very [negative] with Charlie, so that was very hard…when you’re misunderstood and you want to keep your personal life private and when it’s out there,” Denise added on the podcast. Adding more drama to the divorce was the fact that Denise was still pregnant with their second child Lola, now 15, after first filing the divorce papers. A stint in marriage counseling briefly paused the divorce process, but Denise filed for a divorce her second and last time in April 2006, and it was finalized by November of that year. She and Charlie originally married in 2002.
As for why Denise couldn’t use her divorce settlement as a financial crutch, she explained during the July 16 episode of the RHOBH reunion, “I didn’t have a prenup with Charlie. And, you know, he got Two and a Half Men while we were married, and he had a big portion of that show. He made a lot of money off it.”