Denise Richards Says She and Husband Spend a Weekend Away from Kids Once a Month to 'Reconnect'
For Denise Richards, taking time with her beau to "reconnect" is an important part of what makes her the best parent she can be for her daughters.
In a conversation with author Rachel Hollis for Quibi, the mother of three and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 49, reveals that she and her husband Aaron Phypers "take one weekend a month" away from home and her daughters (Eloise Joni, 9, Lola Rose, 15, and Sam, 16), enlisting help while the couple is gone.
"We go to a hotel, where it's just us," Richards explains of their routine under "normal circumstances," adding that she and Phypers "don't feel guilty about it."
"We have our adult time, and I think it's a very important thing for any couple to [know] it's okay to reconnect and not feel guilty having your household taken care of," she says.
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Richards recently opened up to The Washington Post about her marriage, putting to rest for good any rumors of infidelity with fellow Housewife Brandi Glanville ("I did not have an affair," she told the outlet).
"There's definitely consistency with the subject matter that comes up on this Housewives season, and that's all I'll say," she said in the July interview. "If I had an open marriage, I would be open about it."
Touching on her relationship with ex Charlie Sheen — who is dad to Lola and Sam (Phypers is in the process of legally adopting Eloise, whom the actress adopted as an infant) — Richards said, "For years, it's been different ups and downs."
"I never wanted to tarnish the relationship with my girls with their dad," she told the Post. "That's their relationship. So, I'm so happy that things are in a great place."
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