Apart from confirming his HIV-positive status on The Today Show, actor Charlie Sheen also revealed that his ex-wife Denise Richards had been privy to the whole situation for quite some time.
— People magazine (@people) November 16, 2015
Unlike many of Sheen’s former lovers and sexual partners who have expressed surprise over his confession, Richards looked unfazed and calm when she addressed the issue on Access Hollywood.
A source close to Richards told the gossip show that Sheen had contracted the virus a few years after their divorce in 2006. Denise Richards went on to confirm that neither she nor their daughters – 11-year-old Sam and 10-year-old Lola – have the virus and that she hasn’t been “intimate” with her ex-husband since they separated.
On the day of The National Enquirer’s big reveal, Denise Richards was spotted running errands in Los Angeles, smiling to photographers and looking in good spirits.
Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen met for the first time in 2000, and started dating a year later after a guest appearance on his hit sitcom, Spin City. They tied the knot in June 2002 after a six-month engagement, and divorced in 2006.
Denise Richards Dated Charlie Sheen After Starring In This Episode Of Spin City
Their four-year marriage as well as the years following their divorce were wrought with ups and downs, including Sheen’s infamous meltdown and My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not An Option tour in 2011. Denise Richards endured her ex-husband’s random tirades, some of which were directed at her.
Recorded myself for half an hour being tested for HIV and getting the results. This is so stressful. — Bree Olson (@BreeOlson) November 16, 2015
Unlike Denise Richards, some of Sheen’s former lovers were not as composed upon learning about his HIV status. Ex-fiancée Scottine Ross was reported to be hysterical, burning all of Sheen’s belongings and memorabilia. Former adult star and “goddess” Bree Olson took to social media a couple of days ago to inform the public that she does not have the virus.