Since The National Enquirer’s explosive Monday revelation that Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen has HIV, many of his former lovers and partners have scrambled to find out if they have the virus, too. His latest ex-wife Brooke Mueller was one of the first to react to the news and express concern about her health.
Sheen appeared on The Today Show on Tuesday for an exclusive one-on-one interview with Matt Lauer to address rumors about his HIV status. Apart from admitting that he is, indeed, HIV-positive, he also talked about the implications of his condition, including its impact on his family.
Charlie Sheen Says He Informed Ex-Wives Denise Richards and Brooke Mueller About HIV Status
According to Sheen, he found out that he was carrying the virus in 2011, after which he immediately informed his ex-wife Denise Richards and his current wife at the time, Brooke Mueller, about his diagnosis.
A source has told gossip publication Radar Online that Brooke Mueller was shocked when she got the news from Sheen, who had also advised her to get herself and their twin sons tested.
Several text messages that Brooke Mueller sent to Sheen’s former manager reveal that she went into a state of near-panic when she realized that she may have contracted the virus as well.
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“I couldn’t handle the HIV news,” said Mueller in one of the text messages. “…Charlie potentially giving me HIV. I started doing heavy drugs with Charlie, staying up for days and it made my brain misfire. I snapped.” Following Sheen’s huge interview on The Today Show, Brooke Mueller was reported to have been inundated with calls concerned from friends and family members. Her representative Steve Honig had released an official statement to Us Weekly that Mueller and the twin boys, Bob and Max, all tested negative for HIV.
Brooke Mueller and Charlie Sheen met in 2006 through mutual friend, actress Rebecca Gayheart. They got engaged in 2007 and tied the knot a year later. They both file divorce papers in November 2010, which were finalized the following year.