Charlie Sheen’s ex-wife, Brooke Mueller, is H.I.V.-free, she revealed after he confessed on NBC’s Today show Tuesday, November 17, 2015, that he has been carrying the Human Immunodeficiency Virus for the last four years. In the same announcement, Mueller also indicated that their 6-year-old twin boys, Bob and Max, also tested negative.
Mueller’s spokesman Steve Honig made the following revelation to ET after Charlie Sheen, 50, went public about his condition.
“Brooke has been inundated with calls from friends and family. To put their minds at ease, Brooke can confirm that she and the boys are not H.I.V. positive.”
Actress and real-estate investor Mueller, 38, shares a history of drug addiction and alcoholism with Charlie Sheen whom she married, becoming his third wife on May 30, 2008. On December 25, 2009, Sheen was arrested for domestic abuse barely 10 months after their twin sons were born. The couple filed divorce papers in late 2010, and police took custody of the twins from Sheen’s home in March, 2011, as a result of a restraining order obtained by Mueller against him. When their divorce took effect on May 2, 2011, Sheen maintained a friendship with Mueller on account of their children. Sheen’s ex made sure she was H.I.V.-free when he told her of his condition in 2011, while they were still married and advised her to get checked.
According to Us magazine, Sheen’s second ex-wife, Denise Richards, also learned of his condition from him at the time of the diagnosis and is H.I.V.-free. Richards, 48, insists that she has not had any sexual contact with Sheen since their divorce in 2005, and she and her children are free of the virus. The two young daughters she shares with Sheen are Sam, 11, and Lola, 10.
Richards, who played Dr. Christmas Jones in the nineteenth James Bond movie, The World Is Not Enough, opposite Pierce Brosnan, was Sheen’s spouse from 2002 to 2006. The most famous of Sheen’s wives (see featured image), the actress-model has been reportedly supportive of her ex-husband trying to make his H.I.V. experience as stress-free as possible.
Sheen’s first wife was model Donna Peele, whom he married on September 3, 1995, six weeks after they met filming a cigarette commercial together. He was then embroiled in the Heidi Fleiss prostitution trial, forcing him on the stand as an alleged client of the madam’s escort agency, a shaky situation bound to turn his new bride into an ex within months. This rough patch before his H.I.V. woes brought about the couple’s separation six months later. They were free of each other by November 19, 1996, when their divorce came into effect.
Sheen’s daughter, Cassandra Estevez Huffman, 30, the eldest of his five children, received the news directly from him and took it hard. As his love-child with an ex-girlfriend, Cassandra enjoys a special bond with him, and having H.I.V. is never free of the implied consequences. But he told Matt Lauer on the Today Show that she was a “rockstar” about his condition. Hollywood Life quoted Sheen.
“I said, ‘I’m sorry I didn’t tell you sooner, but it didn’t seem like you could do anything and I didn’t want to burden you with all the stress.’ “
Charlie Sheen’s ex-girlfriend, Paula Speert, gave birth to their daughter, Cassandra Jade Estevez, on December 12, 1984, when he was only 19. The couple never progressed beyond being high school sweethearts, and they split up by 1990, way before H.I.V. got into the picture. What befell them instead was his engagement to actress Kelly Preston, until he accidentally shot Preston in the arm, the subsequent emotional free fall ending the wedding plans.
Like Paula Speert, Cassandra had her first child with her high school sweetheart, but unlike her mother, Cassandra ended up marrying hers, with father Charlie Sheen giving her away to boyfriend Casey Huffman on September 25, 2010, in Santa Barbara. Sheen’s daughter is his staunch supporter, as the ex-Two and a Half Men star juggles having H.I.V. with staying stigma-free.
According to the Guardian, Sheen’s worries included having to pay off ex-confidants who knew of his H.I.V.-positive condition and were compunction-free when extorting over $10 million in hush money from him.
Sheen’s confinement in a psychological dungeon has turned him into an ex-prisoner by design, confessing his H.I.V. secret to break free of the blackmailers that trapped him. To illustrate how one incident of extortion happened, he recounted the time a prostitute took a picture of his antiretroviral medication and threatened to find buyers for it.
Sheen’s response to accusations that he exposed ex-partners to H.I.V. is that it was “impossible” for him to knowingly transmit the virus to others. While admitting to unprotected sex with two people since his diagnosis as a virus-carrier, he insisted on the Today Show that both were informed ahead of time and put under his doctor’s supervision. The actor allegedly took steps to ensure that his activities were as risk-free as possible.
According to ET Online, Sheen’s ex, Bree Olson, a former adult film star, spoke up about the H.I.V.-related gossip, to free herself of the innuendo following him around.
“I, myself — have been to the gynecologist once a year since we split up and have always been tested across the board for everything and have come back clean across the board every time.”
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