Denise Richards says Charlie Sheen using her in his show is 'hurtful'
Denise Richards continues to be the one center that can hold in the drama that is Charlie Sheen's life. But the "winning" lifestyle her ex has chosen seems to be wearing even on her at this point.
"It's very sad to see him on this path," she said Thursday night on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live." "I've heard he's chosen to use me in part of his tour and that's hurtful, but that's his choice. If he feels the need ... he can do what he wants in his show."
"I just think there's places you shouldn't go," said Richards, who admits she hasn't seen the show but has heard "bits and pieces" about it. "But he chooses to." Richards and Sheen had an ugly divorce and custody battle that took years to finalize.
The former "Two and a Half Men" star's "Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option" tour wraps up early next month. Sheen went on the road after being fired from TV's most popular sitcom, which made him the highest-paid actor on the small screen.
"We're not in the best place right now, to be honest with you, but I do still communicate with him," she said.
Richards confirmed that she had offered, if needed, to take care of the twin sons of Sheen and estranged wife Brooke Mueller while her ex was on tour and Mueller was dealing with outpatient rehab. The offer wasn't accepted -- "Brooke would never let that happen," a source told E! News -- though Richards said she's put it out there several times in recent years. Despite Sheen's trip to court Tuesday to ask for full custody, the boys remain in the care of Mueller's family.
Remember, this is the woman who tweeted in January, "No 'adult film star' will be babysitting our kids," after unofficial goddess Kacey Jordan offered up child-care services during a "Good Morning America" interview. Jordan was among those partying with Sheen during that 36-hour bender at what would shortly become the "Sober Valley Lodge" -- the party that ended with the actor being taken to the hospital.
"This is his lifestyle, and I've accepted it," Richards told Bravo. Still, she added, "there's things that I don't think are appropriate for two young impressionable daughters."
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Charlie Sheen with "goddesses" Rachel Oberlin, left, and Natalie Kenly at a party after his April 14 show in Toronto. Oberlin, whose porn name is Bree Olson, has since left the tour. Credit: George Pimentel / Getty Images