Denise Richards was not surprised to know that Charlie Sheen, her ex-husband is HIV-positive. But many people were.
According to the source, Sheen got infected after the couple got divorced and they have not been intimate since then. In fact, the source added that neither Richards nor Lola, 9, and Sam, 11, who are their daughters are HIV-positive.
On Monday, there were some news that spoke about how the 50-year-old Sheen is supposed to speak to the “Today Show” on Tuesday morning where he would be disclosing his status to the world.
Richards, who is now 44 years old, had filed for a divorce in 2005 after being married to Sheen for about three years. Their divorce was legally finalized in 2006.
Richards spoke to Mathew Cole Weiss, a correspondent of People Magazine, last week for the latter’s podcast titled “Allegedly with Theo Von & Mathew Cole Weiss.”
She was asked on social media earlier about what was her approach while discussing Sheen. Richards responded by stating that her priority was to protect their daughters as well as her ex-husband.
She feels that what Sheen wanted to share was his own choice as there may be various circumstances that surround that one important question.
While Sheen prepared for his TV appearance on Tuesday, Hollywood crisis manager and publicist Howard Bragman told the outlet that Sheen could get sympathy from several quarters after his interview. However, he should be also worried about the fear of probable lawsuits from his various sexual partners in the past. One just could not take these things mildly.
Bragman also said that some people who were close to the star had informed him that Sheen is undergoing treatment and there were many who know about his present condition.
The news has been going around for some time now though Sheen was not quite comfortable earlier talking about it.
People Magazine also got to know from Jeff Ballard, who has been a longtime publicist for Sheen that the duo is not working together anymore. They had a dispute about how to cope up with a situation and they have gone their own separate ways. But Ballard said that he loved Sheen and wishes him the best.
Let us hope that Denise Richards can be strong in this delicate situation and protect her family’s privacy.
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