Charlie Sheen’s wife Brooke Mueller met with a divorce attorney before the Christmas blowup that landed Sheen in jail.
A source close to Mueller told RadarOnline.com exclusively that Mueller had already retained a divorce lawyer in the weeks prior to the incident that left Sheen arrested on two felonies and a misdemeanor.
“She’s miserable in the marriage and so is he,” the source said.
Sheen allegedly attacked Mueller after she told him she was going to divorce him, a story first reported by RadarOnline.com and then confirmed by the affidavit of the police officer who responded to Mueller’s 911 call.
Sheen’s handlers are desperate to get Mueller to recant her charges against the actor, who is in the final year of his contract with the TV hit Two and a Half Men.
Sheen flew into Aspen to see his twins with Mueller for the holiday, but both Sheen and Mueller began drinking leading up to the 911 incident.
Mueller was in Aspen because she had already consulted a divorce attorney and wanted to divorce sheen, RadarOnline.com learned. She rented a house for three months and didn’t want Sheen with her.
And while Sheen’s reps have said the couple will not divorce, the source close to Mueller says he’ll have to pay if he wants her to stand by him now.
“They have a prenuptial agreement,” the source said. “She already decided to divorce him. Now he desperately needs her not to drive the stake through his heart and a lot of money is at stake.
“You do the math.”