The media storm that is Denise Richards has recently launched her reality series, Denise Richards: It’s Complicated. The E! series, which follows the now-single mother of two as she raises her three and four-year-old kids, has garnered a lot of buzz even before its debut, thanks to the harsh exchanges of Richards and ex-husband, Charlie Sheen. The Two and a Half Men star recently got married for the third time, but this doesn’t mean his media feud with Richards is over. In fact, it’s far from it.
“[Charlie Sheen] loves to trash me in the press and discredit me and has tried to sabotage my show,” Denise Richards told Reuters. “I can’t change that, so I just keep living my life. I hope that now that he’s married, he can move forward and be civil.”
Moreover, Richards sees the reality show as a way to directly reach the public, who constantly watch the divorce saga, which included claims of Sheen’s domestic abuse and liking for prostitutes and pornography, all documented in the court hearings. In fact, Richards feels that despite the negative press that has enveloped her through the past years, she could come out on top of it all through the show, in which she bares her soul to the world.
“I’ve gotten sick of not saying anything for three years. I wanted [the show] to be real,” she says. “Hopefully people can better understand my honesty and that I’m relatable as a single mom.”
As far as the first season has gone, Richards says that she enjoyed having this opportunity to work with the people she cares about the most.
“I’ve had fun working with my family and friends at home and the feedback has been fantastic,” she admitted.
Richards says that she’s a very committed mother. In fact, in one episode of It’s Complicated, she reluctantly turned down another Playboy shoot offer because she was trying to change her image. However, she says that when an opportunity strikes, “I’d never say never.”
Catch Denise Richards: It’s Complicated on Sundays at 10pm on E!
-Valerie Anne del Castillo, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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