On a recent showing of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Denise Richards, reality TV star and single mom, spoke about some of the difficulties in her life such as dating, her very public divorce from Charlie Sheen and the passing of her mother.
Of dating, she is pretty private, but she is certainly looking out for her children (daughters Sam, 4, and Lola, 3), “I don’t want to bring someone around my children who have been through enough.”
Of the divorce and her mother’s death, Denise said, “it was probably the worst few years of my life.” However, the actress managed to stay strong for one reason: her girls.
“Before my Mom passed away, during the public humiliation of different things I was dealing with, my mom would always say, ‘You’re a lot stronger than you think. You’ll get through it,’” Denise told the host. “Then, you know, she passed away, so I had to deal with that, which was really difficult. But I think it’s, you know, my kids. I could’ve gone one way or the other, and I have two little girls, so I needed to be a parent…. There is a lot of stuff obviously they don’t know, but I had to move forward.”
Do you think Denise is doing a good job raising her two girls on her own?
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