July 05, 2008 03:00 PM by Amanda Christensen
So much has been said about Denise Richards, star of Denise Richards: It’s Complicated, and that is one reson she started her reality tv show; to clear up rumors. Now she is opening up in an interview with Momlogicto clear up even more.
Momlogic: What are your thoughts about getting even with your ex in public?
Denise Richards: I kept my mouth shut for 3 years until I started my TV show. I had no desire to speak badly about him in public, but in my situation, it got the point where I had to defend myself. He would release statements while I’m walking on live TV, and I had no choice. It’s gotten to the point that it’s affecting my livelihood. I wasn’t saying things to trash him. I was defending myself from what he was saying. For him to tell people to boycott my show, is really awful. He doesn’t realize it affects our kids. For him to release an email that wasn’t true when I was trying to promote my show, I thought was very low. I was defending what he was doing. I didn’t go out of my way to blast him. I never campaigned to boycott his show. I didn’t go out of my way to bring him down. You can only take so much. I had to stick up for myself.
ML: What’s the one thing about divorce that most surprised you?
DR: How ugly it got. How it just can’t be amicable. I had never anticipated it getting this embarrassing and humiliating. I’ll never go through another one.
ML: Does that mean you’ll never get married again?
DR: I will get married again, but I’ll never go through another divorce. I never expected it to be like this.
ML: How do you handle dating with your daughters?
DR: It’s very hard. I don’t introduce them to anyone unless it’s very serious. They are too young, and I don’t think it’s healthy for them.
ML: What’s your most embarrassing mom moment?
DR:Going through all of this is embarrassing–Taking my girls to pre-school and then going to Mommy and Me knowing people hear things and read things about me. Going through a public, ugly divorce is embarrassing.
ML: Do you think you’re a good mom?
DR: I do. I’m very different than what my ex-husband has put out there. Ultimately the girls suffer for that. I’m with my girls almost 24 hours a day.
ML: Do you think Charlie is a good dad?
DR: I’m not with him when he’s with the girls, so I cannot comment.
ML: If you could go back in time is there anything/any decisions you would have done differently?
DR: Obviously I don’t regret marrying him, because I wouldn’t have my two beautiful daughters. No. I have no regrets. As crazy as it all was, I’ve learned a lot. I regret how things where handled, but there are many times I say, “If only…”
ML: Are there any other rumors that have been written about you that you’d like to clear up?
DR: That I wanted my ex-husbands sperm. That’s absurd. And it was absurd that he had to do what he did while I was on live television. I’m trying to promote a reality show. Let me promote my show. Instead, he had to make it about our divorce.
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