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One week after the police were called to Charlie Sheen's hotel room to curb his allegedly out-of-control behavior, the Two and a Half Men actor has filed for divorce from wife Brooke Mueller. Sheen, 45, and Mueller have been living apart since April, but in his divorce filings, the actor gave the date of separation as Christmas 2009: the day that Sheen ended up in handcuffs after reportedly threatening his wife with a knife. (So that was his way of saying "we need some time apart"? Yikes.)
Brooke Mueller, the mother Sheen's one-and-a-half-year old boys, filed her own divorce documents, which indicate that there may be a custody battle ahead. Sheen has filed for joint custody of the twins, while Mueller is seeking primary custody. Sheen is also asking the judge not to award his wife spousal support.
While Mueller has had her own problems (she checked into rehab early this year alongside Sheen), we imagine that she must be relieved to finally end her marriage -- especially after this latest incident, which reportedly included the trifecta of intoxication, violent ranting, and a naked porn star. What we don't understand is Charlie Sheen's total denial that he has a problem. After every suspicious incident -- and there have been a few this past year --the actor's management issues a statement saying that nothing is wrong and Sheen is fine. Some examples:
- When he went into rehab after the Christmas incident, Sheen's rep said it was a "preventative measure" only.
- After the hotel incident, Sheen's management said he wasn't intoxicated, he just had "an allergic reaction to some medicine." (Funny, we haven't seen that particular side effect in the fine print of any of our prescriptions...)
- Now, Sheen's manager is saying that nothing actually happened at the hotel, and Charlie is totally sober -- and "had a quiet weekend watching football."
Looks a lot like denial to us -- but whatever it is, we hope that a judge makes sure those kids are as safe as possible.
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