Denise Richards: Charlie Sheen “Not The Person I Met And Fell In Love With”


By Daniel Gates



Charlie Sheen is “not the person I met and fell in love with,” said Denise Richards during an interview on the “Today Show” this morning.

“The man I fell in love with is very compassionate, humble [and] has a wonderful heart,” the actress tells Matt Lauer. “And the behavior that a lot of us saw in the last six months is not the person I met and fell in love with.”

While Richards, who just adopted a baby girl, says she and her family are happy, she acknowledges that she was forced to have a conversation with her older daughters about their father’s drug use. “As far as the media, I shield them completely, but there were a few things they would hear through other kids,” says Richards of Sam and Lola.

“I did have to have a conversation with them about addiction and got a book to read to them because I was just lying to them so much and covering up and telling lies, and it was just getting too confusing.” Check out the video below for Richards’ take on Sheen and other topics, including her controversial onetime romance with Richie Sambora and the arrival of new daughter Eloise.


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