Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen is handling the dynamics of co-parenting with his ex-wife and reality star, Denise Richards. Charlie is having to adjust to some new developments regarding their oldest child, Sami Sheen.
When Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards got married in 2002, they did so in the bliss of wanting to be together. The duo welcomed their first child, Sami, in 2004; by the following year, Richards was pregnant with their second daughter.
However, this was when things started to go awry. Once on an episode of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," Richards revealed that during her second pregnancy, their marriage became toxic.
Charlie Sheen at the Annabel's after Q&A to discuss his life and career on April 09, 2019 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images
She described it as "a very dark time." She noted, "When I got pregnant with Lola, things started to change rapidly. It was a very dark time. Very toxic. And I filed for divorce when I was six months pregnant with her."
The TV star filed for divorce while she was six months pregnant. The couple's divorce was finalized in 2006, but since then, Richards and Charlie have been at loggerheads over co-parenting and child support.
CHARLIE'S DAUGHTER MOVED IN WITH HIM WHEN HE WON CHILD SUPPORT
Denise Richards and daughters Sami Sheen and Lola Sheen attend the 21st annual "A Time For Heroes" celebrity picnic benefit at Wadsworth Theater on June 13, 2010 | Source: Getty Images
The days of child support payment regarding Sam ended for Charlie in 2021 when she moved in with him at 17. The "Two and A Half Men" actor was said to have won child custody of Sami and Lola, bringing an end to the monthly stipend.
The star actor first filed to change the child support arrangement in 2019. Richard did not file an opposition, and she was also not present during the hearing. An insider shared that the star mom was not given the court date, which Charlie was aware of.
Charlie Sheen stars in "Two And A Half Men" with guest star Denise Richards. | Source: Getty Images
The insider further alleged that Richards asked Charlie for court details, but he kept them to himself. The insider added that before the child support payment was downsized to zero, Charlie did not pay Richards for four years.
In retrospect, Charlie's lawyer stated that the "RHOBH" star owed her ex-husband some money due to overpaid child support. The court ruling came weeks after Sami took to Instagram in a now-deleted post decrying the situation of living with her mother.
Sami described living with her mom and spouse, Aaron Phypers, as "hell." She claimed the household was abusive and depressing. The youngster shared a photo of herself one year ago and of the present in the post. She captioned:
"1 year ago today: trapped in an abusive household, hated myself, would go days without eating or sleeping, insanely depressed, hated school, etc.…."
The teenager also shared that she moved out of "the hell house" and was in a better condition. Sami also claimed to have experienced a "spiritual awakening" while letting fans know she dropped out of high school.
Charlie would later reveal that Lola and Sami moved in with him and were doing fantastic. However, a representative for his ex-wife also stated that the "Starship Troopers’' actress was saddened.
Another insider described Richard as a mother dealing with a rebellious teenager. The insider also felt it would be better if the adults could handle co-parenting well as it would be good for Sami.
Someone else revealed that Richards wants her girls to have boundaries, which their father does not seem in tune with. They noted that Sami chose to live with Charlie because " no curfew was set in stone."
CHARLIE'S DAUGHTER JOINS ADULT BUSINESS VENTURE AFTER MOVING BACK IN WITH MOM
Sami recently made news headlines when she took to her Instagram page to share a sizzling image of herself in a two-piece swimsuit. The youngster peered directly into the camera while her dip shielded the lower part of her body in the hot tub. After that, Sami simply penned a catchy caption asking fans to click the link in her bio.
This was her subtle way of informing her teeming followers that she had joined Only Fans. Sami's bio on the explicit content app relayed that she would upload content twice a week, and her direct messenger was available to fans.
Speaking exclusively with Page Six, her mom reveals that her daughter is 18 and was old enough to make her own choices. The actress shared that the decision to join Only Fans was not based on which parent's house she was living in. She added:
"Sami is 18, and this decision wasn't based on whose house she lives in. All I can do as a parent is guide her and trust her judgment, but she makes her own choices."
A few months before her announcement, Sami moved back in with Richards. The 51-year-old TV personality shared on Sirius XM that she and Sami had an estranged relationship and were trying to fix it. She mentioned:
"There are certain rules, and I enforce them. And [at Charlie's], there's different rules at that house, and that's OK."
Presently, it seems Richard's relationship with Sami has improved. For the young adult's 18th birthday, the star mom took to Instagram, where she heartily celebrated her birthday. The duo also enjoyed each other's company for Mother's Day.
CHARLIE SHEEN DOES NOT CONDONE HIS DAUGHTER'S NEW PATH
When Sami made her Only Fans membership announcement, Richards was openly supportive as she took to the Instagram comment section letting her daughter know she loved her. However, Charlie was not so accepting of the news.
"I do not condone this, but since I'm unable to prevent it, I urged her to keep it classy, creative and not sacrifice her integrity."
The "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" actor stated that when Sami lived with him, there was nothing like that. He added how the dynamics changed when she moved out and started living with Richards again.