Social workers with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services removed Charlie Sheen‘s twin sons, Bob and Max, from their mother Brooke Mueller‘s care because of allegations the boys were not safe because of her ongoing alleged drug use, and in perhaps a surprising move, Sheen’s ex, Denise Richards, has been awarded temporary custody, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
“Brooke was given many opportunities by social workers to clean up her act. Social workers felt that Bob and Max weren’t safe in Brooke’s care. The decision was made late on Thursday afternoon, and the boys are no longer in Brooke’s care. It’s expected at some point the boys will be taken care of by Charlie Sheen’s ex-wife, Denise Richards, who has cared for them in the past when Brooke went to rehab,” a source close to the situation told RadarOnline.com exclusively.
As we previously reported, kind hearted Richards took care of Bob & Max last year when Mueller went back to rehab.
“She (Richards) loves the boys & their safety and well being mean everything to her. Bob & Max are safe & that is all the matters. Denise is simply complying with the court order,” the source told us.
At the time, the Wild Things actress told Access Hollywood, ““They’re our family and they’re Sam and Lola’s brothers, and I can’t imagine growing up without my sister, so anytime she needs help, I’m there for the boys,” she continued. “[Sam and Lola] are the best big sisters to [the boys] and they love them.”
“I know it doesn’t seem normal, but it is our normal. They’re little kids and I love children, and like I said, it’s our daughter’s brothers, so I can’t say no.”
Mueller is “in a very, very bad place right now. She is absolutely despondent that she lost the boys. Maybe this will finally make her realize that she needs to get help,” the insider said.
A rep for Mueller had no comment.