Brooke Mueller is out of the hospital but even if she decides to re-enter rehab, her twins by Charlie Sheen will remain under the temporary guardianship of the Anger Management star's second wife, Denise Richards, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
The former Palm Beach socialite was stripped of custody of her twins on Thursday after the Los Angeles County of Department of Children and Family Services went to child dependency court and got a judge to formally sign off on an order removing Bob and Max from Mueller's care.
With Sheen's blessing, they were placed in the care of Richards.
"DCFS had been investigating and monitoring Brooke Mueller's care of her twins for at least four months. An investigation was opened because of her ongoing alleged drug use around the boys, and her inability to care for them," the source tells us.
"The boys will stay with Denise for the foreseeable future, and social workers just won't hand the boys over to Brooke if she finally decides to get help. Brooke is going to have to jump through hoops just to get supervised visitation with the boys. Brooke was given every opportunity to clean up her act to avoid this, but she is just lost to the disease at this point.
"Denise has told social workers that the boys can stay with her for as long as necessary. She has stepped up big time and the social workers are amazed at the love she has for the boys," the source reveals.
There will be a hearing this week in child dependency court at which time, "the judge will be apprised of the latest developments with Brooke. If her whereabouts are still unknown, there will be dire consequences. If she has chosen to get treatment, that will be a step in the right direction. Social workers will be checking up on the twins in Denise's care, which is routinely done," says the source.
"The sole concern of DCFS is that the boys are in a safe and secure home environment."