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Denise Richards joined the ladies of "The View" Friday, and she shared how she explains addiction to her two daughters with Charlie Sheen.
"What can you say? It’s a very difficult situation in dealing with the subject. This has been something I have dealt with for years. This is not a new situation. There are times where his life is more colorful than others, more public than others, and as the kids get older, it's a difficult thing," Denise said.
She went on to say, "I'm learning as I go, too. I have never had to deal with this and this was a subject I had hoped to talk with my children about as they got older. But it's hard. I mean there are books that are out there. One in particular, I'm blanking on the title, it explains addiction to children. There are images and pictures that a child can understand. I don't know what they fully comprehend from these conversations. They don’t know what some of these things are. So I do the best I can and it’s not easy."
Earlier in the show, Barbara Walters asked Denise, "I'm the designated hitter. But you know, you were married to Charlie Sheen. You got married in 2002, you were divorced in 2006 and you have two daughters Sam and Lola. All the stuff about Charlie Sheen, the drinking, the booze, and the porn stars, the rehab, talking on television, radio programs. Does any of this surprise you?"
In response, Denise said simply, "No, I mean it doesn't. I mean, you know this is Charlie's lifestyle. He makes no bones about it. And it is what it is."
Denise asserted that it's "not [her] place to judge this situation," and that her concern is her kids.
"The View" airs weekdays on ABC.