Denise Richards to ex-husband Sheen: "be civil"

Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:35pm EDT
 
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By Sue Zeidler

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former Bond girl Denise Richards, currently starring in a reality television series about her chaotic life, has one key thing to say to ex-husband Charlie Sheen now that he has remarried: stop picking on me.

Richards, 37, divorced Sheen in 2006, and her break-up from the star of TV's "Two and Half Men," became instant fodder for celebrity magazines. She hopes to "set the record straight" about her life on her reality program, "Denise Richards: It's Complicated," on cable TV network E!.

"He loves to trash me in the press and discredit me and has tried to sabotage my (new) show. I can't change that, so I just keep living my life," said Richards. "I hope that now that he's married, he can move forward and be civil."

During their divorce, the press seized on Richards' claims of Sheen's domestic abuse, penchants for prostitutes and porn, made public in court documents. The actor's career weathered the storm and about two weeks ago, he married a third time.

Richards' career and reputation, however, have been overshadowed by what she sees as negative press, which included stories about her former romance with Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, ex-husband of her one-time friend Heather Locklear.

So in late May Richards, whose career blossomed in the 1990s on TV and in movies such as "Starship Troopers" and Bond flick "The World is Not Enough," joined a growing list of celebrities documenting their lives on reality TV.

"I've gotten sick of not saying anything for three years. I wanted it (the show) to be real. Hopefully people can better understand my honesty and that I'm relatable as a single mom," said Richards.

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<p>Actress Denise Richards poses as she arrives at GM Ten, General Motors' annual fashion show, at Paramount studios in Hollywood, California February 20, 2007. Richards, currently starring in a reality television series about her chaotic life, has one key thing to say to ex-husband Charlie Sheen now that he has remarried: stop picking on me. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>