Denise Richards reveals what ultimately made her divorce Charlie Sheen in new interview

Denise Richards is getting real about her 2006 divorce from Charlie Sheen.

While talking to “Real Housewives of Dubai” star Caroline Stanbury on her “Divorced Not Dead podcast, Richards said that there were “many things” that led to them splitting up after four years of marriage.

“The behind-the-scenes stuff was way worse than what was out there,” Richards, 51, said about their marriage, adding, “it’s very funny because a lot of people think on the outside, things are great.”

Richards said when things got tough for her, she tried shielding her kids — Sam, 18, Lola, 17, and Eloise, 11, whom she shares with Sheen — from the drama.

Bellagio Grand Opening of the LIGHT Club (Denise Trucello / WireImage)

Bellagio Grand Opening of the LIGHT Club (Denise Trucello / WireImage)

“I never wanted the girls to — and I don’t know, maybe I did them a disservice, there’s no handbook for this, especially when you’re in the public

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The Moment Denise Richards Decided to Divorce Charlie Sheen

When they split up in 2005, Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen began a very public and very contentious divorce process. Richards was six months pregnant with their second child when she filed for divorce. And while she has acknowledged that it was a difficult thing to do, in a new interview, she opened up about the moment that she realized she couldn’t stay married to Sheen.

Now, the exes are in a better, friendlier place. In her interview with the podcast Divorced Not Dead, Richards spoke candidly about their past issues and the effect their relationship has had on their daughters. Read on to see what Richards had to say about deciding to end things.

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Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen at the CBS Upfront After Party in 2003
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Richards (then known primarily as an actor who had appeared in movies including The World Is

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Man says high electric bills led to his divorce

An Australian grandfather has blamed his eye-watering power bills for the breakdown of his long-term marriage as his battle with one of Australia’s largest electricity providers wages on.

Fifty-five-year-old Bryn Lawson has accused AGL of using incorrect power meter numbers at his northwest Sydney home, with his latest bill coming in at more than $833.

AGL has apologized to him for the issue and offered credit, but the mistakes keep happening.

“Fix it AGL. Get your s–t together and fix it mate,” an enraged Lawson told A Current Affair.

“I’m watching you AGL … stop f—-ing me around.”

But the issue has cost him more than just money, with Lawson saying it helped lead to the downfall of his 35-year-old marriage.

“It is a part of the decimation of my marriage to my wife

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