REAL Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Denise Richards wished her daughter Sami a happy 17th birthday and celebrated the milestone with ex Charlie Sheen.
Denise and Charlie share two children, but it hasn’t exactly been easy co-parenting them since their divorce in 2006.
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Both Denise, 50, and Charlie, 55, took to social media to celebrate their oldest daughter, who just turned 17.
The former housewife shared a series of pictures of her daughter before flashing the PEOPLE cover story from 2004, where they introduced the world to their baby daughter.
Along with the pictures, she wrote: “Can’t believe my beautiful baby girl is 17!!!!
“Time flies by so fast, so amazed the beautiful young woman you’ve become. Although a part of me would give anything to have those years back when you were little.
“I cherish those precious moments. I love you so much Sami girl. I’m so proud of you. You’re beyond beautiful inside and out and so compassionate. I love you my Sami. Happy Birthday.”
Charlie also celebrated his daughter on social media with a group shot of him, Sami, Denise, and their youngest daughter, Lola.
His post was more to the point as it read: “Happy Birthday Sami!”
During her time on RHOBH, Denise opened up about the worries she had that her daughters would grow up with “daddy issues.”
She said on a confessional interview last season: “There’s a lot that the kids don’t know about their dad, and I want to keep it that way.
“Even though he’s Charlie Sheen, that is still, to them, their dad.
“I never talk badly about him and I want him to be part of their lives.”
She added: “I met a lot of the women that Charlie entertained and a lot of them had father-daughter issues, and I do not want that to be our girls.”
The term ‘daddy issues’ is informally used to describe when a woman had a difficult relationship with their father as a child, which sees them have troubled romances with older men in adulthood.
In addition to the girls she shares with Charlie, Denise – who is now married to Aaron Phypers – is mom to Eloise, who she adopted in 2011.
Charlie is also father to 11-year-old twins Bob and Max with ex-wife Brooke Myeller, and 35-year-old Cassandra, who he shares with high school girlfriend Paula Profit.
Denise left Charlie whilst pregnant with Lola in 2005 and sought a restraining order against him, alleging he had made death threats against her.
Their divorce was finalized in November 2006 and Charlie was ordered to stay 300 feet away from his ex-wife and their daughters, except during supervised visits.
In May 2010, Charlie gave up custody of their daughters to his ex-wife, despite them previously having joint legal custody of the girls.
Denise had sued for sole custody, on account of Charlie’s “marital turmoil, sobriety issues, and criminal problems.”
The 54-year-old actor has had a very public battle with alcohol and drugs and in November 2015, he revealed that he is HIV Positive.
However, the former couple has been on good terms at times since their divorce and in a move supported by Charlie in May 2013, Denise was awarded temporary custody of the twin sons born in 2009 to him and his wife Brooke Mueller.
The children had been removed from Brooke’s home by child protective services due to concerns over drug use.
In a 2019 RHOBH episode, Denise revealed that her ex-husband Charlie once brought a “hooker” to Thanksgiving dinner.
She said the guest was a surprise and she didn’t know about it until they were already at the home: “He’s like, ‘Well, she’s in the driveway. Is it okay that she’s in the driveway?’”
Denise claimed she was “okay” with it and responded: “I’ll set a f**king plate.”
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