If you can say nothing else about Charlie Sheen, at least you can say that his life is always worthy of the headlines. And the last couple of years have certainly been full of them. In both February AND June of last year, his Mercedes was stolen and driven off a cliff near his home. That’s a strange thing to happen once, much less twice. Then the actor went through a rocky split with wife number three (Brooke Mueller) following a rocky marriage, after which he was booted off Two and a Half Men, a show that his star power helped to make a hit, for referring to co-creator Chuck Lorre as a “troll” via radio interview. And finally, he spiraled into drunkenness, debauchery, and what some people took to be an actual mental break when he moved two “goddesses” (read: um…adult entertainers) into his home, started posting diatribes about how he was “winning”, and participated in the most god-awful uncomfortable roast since Dean Martin (and he did a “comedy” tour, to boot).
But it seems the actor never tires of outdoing himself, and in a year-end twist that nobody saw coming, he has spent the last few days tweeting and posting pics of himself on vacation with none other than ex number two, Denise Richards. A couple of years ago, this family vacation would have ended in tabloid tragedy with Sheen heading to the hospital after trashing his hotel room and being arrested in the nude with a, um…female escort. In fact, that actually happened, shortly after his car was driven over a cliff the second time. Yeah.
So what was he doing on vacation with his second ex-wife, with whom he publicly traded insults during the course of their long and bitter custody battle for daughters Sam, now 7, and Lola, 6 (who Richards eventually got full custody of)? It seems that Charlie has given up tiger blood and blow alike in a bid to spend some time with any of his kids. You may recall that during his “low point” earlier this year (heck, it’s been more like a trough, really) his twin sons with Mueller (Bob and Max, both 2 now) were removed from Sheen’s home and placed in the custody of their not-quite-as-crazy mother. Of course, there is really no explanation, but since Richards seems happy with the arrangement, tweeting right along with Sheen, it’s probably safe to assume that if he’s drunk or high, he’s hiding it pretty well.
Further, the two stars have made no secret of the fact that they’re having a cozy family vacation. You’d think they’d get a membership at one of the many residence clubs that are popular in tropical locations (although they may want to leave memories of The Plaza behind and opt for a Ritz Carlton Club this time around). But no, aside from tweeting pics of their “modern family vacation”, the couple have shacked up in a hotel and made no effort to hide from the paparazzi (as evidenced by the many photos popping up online that are clearly candid). So what does this mean? Have the two finally forgiven each other and decided to let bygones be bygones? Not likely. But it’s the season to be jolly, so for the moment, at least, it seems that the contentious couple is doing everything they can to make sure their daughters have a happy holiday.