After going to rehab, Charlie Sheen entered a new phase in his career by joining the cast of “Spin City,” after Michael J. Fox left the series following his Parkinson’s diagnosis. Not only did Sheen win a Golden Globe for his performance on the comedy series, he got to know Denise Richards on the set when she guest-starred and they began dating shortly after. Sheen and Richards were married a year later in 2002, and the couple welcomed their first daughter, Sam, in 2004.
In 2005, after a three-year marriage, Richards filed for divorce while six months pregnant with their second child. Sheen and Richards briefly attempted a reconciliation after their daughter Lola was born, but the couple moved forward with the divorce. It was finalized in 2006, despite Sheen and Richards still needing to come to an agreement on the custody of their children and shared finances.
In 2007, their custody battle got ugly and turned into a mudslinging match, with both parties airing their grievances publicly. Over the years, disagreements over child support and custody have flared up periodically. Richards and Sheen have voiced their frustrations in the media and turned to the court system to resolve their disputes. Despite any animosity, both Sheen and Richards have stayed committed to co-parenting their daughters and Richards even temporarily cared for Sheen’s twin sons from his third marriage to Brooke Mueller.