Charlie and Denise were both in court Tuesday for an emergency hearing to decide the immediate fate of the two boys, age four, who were removed from their mother's care at the weekend, by the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services, amid concerns for their wellbeing.
Denise Richards was awarded custody Tuesday of Charlie Sheen's sons as their mother, Brooke Mueller, seeks rehab again
The judge decided to allow Denise, who was married to Sheen before Mueller and has two daughters by the 47-year-old actor, to keep custody of the boys for now while social services decide the best course of action for the long term.
Bob and Max, age four, were removed from Mueller's home on Saturday amid fears they were in danger
Brooke has struggled with substance abuse for years—as has Sheen—and the 35-year-old has already undergone rehab treatment a whopping NINETEEN times!
Mueller has previously undergone treatment for crack cocaine addiction as well as alcohol and prescription pills abuse—her last rehab stint occurred in December, purportedly for Adderall addiction.
Brooke Mueller is back in rehab—yet again—this will be her twentieth time in treatment
"Despite reports to the contrary, Brooke is currently at UCLA Medical Center where she has been since being admitted May 3," Mueller's rep said in a statement on Monday, referring to rumors that she was being involuntarily held at a facility.
"Brooke will be at the UCLA Medical Center for several more days, and will likely transition directly into a residential treatment facility to get help for prescription drug abuse.
Brooke Mueller has been aressted numerous times on drug related offenses, her last time was in December 2011
"Brooke misses her children, and wants to get healthy so she can resume her life and get back to being a mom."
Wether she will be able to realize that dream waits to be seen—as various reports swirl that she may be stripped of custody when she leaves rehab once again.
Denise Richards has two girls with Charlie Sheen, Lola and Sam, and an adopted daughter, Eloise
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