Richards spills on their divorce, the "crazy" times after their split and what he wasn't so thrilled to hear her reveal on the Bravo show.
Denise Richards just did her very first reunion as one of the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," where much of the conversation on Tuesday's Part One dealt with her relationship with ex-husband Charlie Sheen.
Richards' first season as a Housewife was a great one. She kept things real in t-shirts and jeans as she revealed quite a bit about her past, her ex and the children they share. During a confessional, the actress even said Charlie once brought a hooker to Thanksgiving, a claim she told Andy Cohen during the reunion he wasn't thrilled to see air.
"There were a couple things I said that he wasn't super happy about," she noted, bringing up the prostitute story. "I said, 'I didn't know it was a secret! You've been so public and open about your ladies of the night.' And he goes, 'Well, I'm in a different place.' I go, 'But people love you because you are honest and that is a big part of your past.'"
Reading a fan's question, Andy asked Denise how she was "so good at dealing with crazy."
"He's my daughters' dad, and we've been divorced for 14 years," she replied. "Everything was so crazy."
Andy noted that her life with Sheen seemingly got crazier after their split. She agreed.
"I didn't want our daughters to be privy to anything that was negative going on in his life," she said. "After he was diagnosed with HIV, the kids did not know at that point, I moved in the neighborhood where he was living, and being that close to him, it was very hard, but any time that something would go on at the house or with him, he knew he could call me at 2 in the morning and I would be there, no matter what. And a lot of people judge me for that, but I wanted him to be the best dad he could be for him, for our girls, and preserve that because I have such an amazing relationship with my father, so that's why I always did that."
"I'm not a saint," she continued. "I do my best, and I've made a lot of mistakes with Charlie, but I think that it's best to not talk in such a negative manner about your children's father because they're the ones that suffer, ultimately."
Of the insane media stories involving her, Sheen and the demise of their relationship, Denise said they only captured "a snippet of what was really going on."
Andy then noted that Denise didn't "take Charlie to the cleaners" when it came to their divorce, despite the fact that she didn't sign a prenup. She explained that even though he landed "Two and a Half Men" while they were married and that he owned a big portion of it, she simply didn't want to.
Denise was happy to reveal that her ex-husband and her current husband "get along," noting that "Aaron called Charlie to let him know that we were getting married just out of respect that he was gonna be a stepdad to our girls."
"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" reunion will continue next Tuesday on Bravo.