Denise Richards ‘Couldn’t Ask for Better Sisters’ for Daughter Eloise

06/07/2012 at 11:00 AM ET
Curtis Hilbun/AFF

Time flies when you’re having fun.

Just ask Denise Richards, who’s been enjoying the experience raising her youngest daughter Eloise Joni, whom she adopted a year ago.

“It’s amazing,” Richards, 41, told PEOPLE Wednesday at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville. “She just turned 1, so the year’s gone by very quickly. I’m just so blessed – so blessed to be her mom.”

Part of what’s made Eloise’s transition into Richards’s family so easy is the welcoming nature of her other two children, Lola, 7, and Sam, 8.

“Right off the bat, as soon as [Eloise] was born, they really bonded with her,” Richards said. “I couldn’t ask for better big sisters.”

— Jennifer Garcia

FILED UNDER: Exclusive , News , Parenting , Video

Share this story:

Your reaction:

Add A Comment reserves the right to remove comments at their discretion.

Showing 13 comments

Sandra on

I am so happy for her and her 3 girls. I am also happy that she was such a smart woman to leave Charlie. The girls seemed to adjust and her having them live with her was great. All of the years that Charlie has been a crazy man left her no choice but to leave him. Him seeing them on a regular basis seems to be okay with them and thank goodness she left him as he would have brought her down right along with himself. I am sure the girls do love their little sister a whole lot and are very protective of her. Denise has come a long way and I wish her only the best with raising her children!

Ava on

All three of her girls are just precious in every way, and she seems like the sweetest mom!

Diane on

I just love Denise. She seems like a wonderful mom and so down to earth.

FaithLynnette on

*ANYONE* that can come out of a relationship with Charlie Sheen and still function…gets *KUDOS* in my book. Glad she and her GIRLS are doing well!

nancy on

Yeah Lola & Sam are at that age where they can be a big help, and its nice that her dad lives there too

LM on

They seem like such a happy, sweet mom. For all of those people who said she was just looking for $ from CS, she adopted that child by herself with no help from him. I think she’s a great mom and role model.

Easyup on

Only goes to show you can’t judge a book by its cover. She has beauty, brains and strength, what a marvel. It was surprising to leave her husband while pregnant and he has proven over and over that she had good reason, getting away from his kookiness. She is an exemplary mother and a shining example to her children. The wish is for his twin boys to benefit from such a stable home life as Mueller is back in rehab AGAIN. Go Denise!

linda on

I always loved Denise and stood up for her when that whole Heather B.S. happened! I think she is a great mommy and I am thrilled that she and Richie are back together. They Don’t need Heather’s permission!

Andie on

If she was so smart, what was she doing marrying Charlie Sheen in the first place let alone having children with him?

Jennifer on

What a sweet woman. I watched her reality show and she seems so nice, so down to earth, and I love that she has such great relationships with her dad, sister, and friends. I grieved for her painful loss of her mother several years ago. Happy to see her so happy. What great gal!

Kyla on

Wasn’t she running around Europe while her mom was in the US dying. She left her daughters and family so she could “hook up” with a rock star. How long after that did her mom die? Sounds like she wasn’t interested in spending every last moment she could with her…..very sad. Maybe her daughters will do her the same way. She looks like the trashy person that she is in this person with those bright red lips and crispy hair.

Liz on

All you idiots praising her better hide your husbands. This girl is NO ONE’S friend.

Melissa on

All you people who are so judgmental should get over yourselves. Your the type of people nobody likes and tries to avoid at the supermarket when they see you.

Denise is beautiful and seems to really love her kids. Give her a break!