Multiple reports confirm that the 47-year-old actress is engaged to her beau of less than a year, Aaron Phypers.
“Aaron and Denise just got engaged and would love to be married sooner than later now that his divorce is finally in his past. The engagement has been a long time coming," a source told People. "He moved on from his past relationship a long time ago, and marrying Denise is a welcome new chapter for both of them in different but equally significant ways. The two of them are very happy and have settled into life with one another, so now they’re pretty focused on getting this very intimate ceremony off the ground. They’re just ready to start their married life together.”
“He’s on board with the drama that the show might bring, and Denise is a total pro with this. She’s done it before and knows how to navigate life on and off camera even when the show gets blurred with reality," the source said. "He seems to care for her in a real way and is up for whatever she throws at him and vice versa. They’re a good team.”
As for their upcoming wedding, neither one wants an opulent affair.
“Denise and Aaron just want a small group of people to be at the wedding, really just their inner circle,” the source revealed. “They’ve both done this before and this time just want to exchange vows in front of the people who are most important.”
The actress was married to Charlie Sheen from 2002-2006. The ex-couple share two daughters, Sam, 14, and Lola, 13. Richards also has a 7-year-old daughter named Eloise, whom she adopted in 2011.
ET caught up with Richards last month and she revealed that the Instagram pics she shares of her fiance -- specifically one of him shirtless in bed -- embarrass her daughters.
“I know my daughter is not happy with the one I posted. The photo one, and that didn’t go down well," she said. "[Aaron] didn’t mind it at all after I did it but that’s the other thing, too... with kids, you know, there’s things that I posted that they’re embarrassed by and I try to explain [that it’s] part of work and stuff.”