The The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum, who called it quits with the two and a half men actor in 2005 while six months pregnant with their second child, opened up about their high profile breakup on the August 10 episode of Dear Media’s Divorced not dead podcast. Remembering it as a “tough” split, Denise told the host Caroline Stanbury that there were “many things” that led to the demise of their marriage.
“The stuff behind the scenes was a lot worse than what was there,” she explained, adding that while they often stood together in public, they weren’t exactly happy at the time. home. “It was really bad.”
Eventually, Denise moved away from Charlie, with whom she shares children Sami18 years old and Lola17 — after wondering, “Do I want my daughters to be married to this man?”
“No offense to him, but I think he would accept that and understand what I’m saying,” she continued. “It was very toxic.”