How Old Is Denise Richards and How Many Children Does She Have?

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills newcomer Denise Richards has been acting since the ’90s and has starred in several films including Starship TroopersWild ThingsDrop Dead GorgeousThe World Is Not Enough, Valentine, and Undercover Brother. She previously had her own reality show as well on E! titled Denise Richards: It’s Complicated. In 2018, it was announced that Richards would be returning to reality TV to join the Real Housewives cast for Season 9.

Denise Richards
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Also in 2018, the star married her second husband, Aaron Phypers. With so much going on in her career and personal life Richards has always kept her priorities straight and knows that being a mother to her kids is No.1. So how many children does she have? Here’s the answer to that plus what condition her youngest child suffers from.

How old is Denise Richards?

The actress was born on Feb. 17, 1971, in Downers Grove, Illinois, to parents Irv and Joni Richards. Her father worked as a telephone engineer and her mother managed a coffee shop.

Richards’ family moved to Oceanside, California, when she was a teenager and after graduating high school in 1989, she began a modeling career. She then moved into acting and her early roles were on TV shows like Saved by the Bell and Married …With Children.

How many kids does she have?

The former fashion model has three children. Two of whom are with her ex-husband, actor Charlie Sheen.

Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen
Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen | Elsa/Getty Images

Their oldest daughter, Sam, was born on March 9, 2004. The following year, while pregnant with their second child, Richards filed for divorce. She gave birth to Lola Rose on June 1, 2005, and her divorce from their father was finalized in 2006.

In 2011, Richards adopted her third daughter, Eloise Joni, at birth in the U.S. after satisfying the two-year wait adoption process. The child’s middle name is after her mother who died of cancer in 2007.

Richards’ youngest daughter has a
chromosomal disorder

The actress recently revealed to People that Eloise has a
chromosomal disorder.

Richards explained that her daughter suffers from a deletion in chromosome 8, which has affected her overall development.

“She wasn’t able to sit up on her own for a very long time, and she didn’t start walking until she was 2, and that was with physical therapy,”  the RHOBH star said.

She added that Eloise can “only say a handful of words and there are times when she feels like her age in understanding, and then other times where it feels she’s emotionally 3 years old. It’s been challenging. I’m learning every day because they don’t really have a road map for her particular case.”

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On raising a child with special needs Richards acknowledged that there are challenges ahead but she is determined to do whatever is necessary to care for her daughter telling the publication that “Every child is different. You take care of your children no matter what is going on with them. I don’t know if [Eloise] is ever going to talk like a typical child. But as a parent, you want what’s best for your children and you just do it.”

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