Why Richards Adopted A Baby
POSTED 08-19-2011 Tweet
Denise Richards wanted to adopt a baby because she wanted to "grow her family".
The actress – who already had two children, Sam, seven, and six-year-old Lola, with ex-husband Charlie Sheen – was thrilled when she was able to take six-week-old Eloise home last month after a lengthy adoption process because she wanted another child so much.
Her friend Ali Landry said: "She's been trying for a while, and she sort of kept it a secret for a really long time, but she loves being a mom and she really wanted to grow her family. She's not in a relationship, and I'm sure, like all women, we're like we're getting older and that clock is ticking."
Despite not having a man around, Ali says Denise, 40, is getting a lot of help from her friends and family.
She revealed to E! Online: "She has plenty of support. She's so lucky to have her family and her sister. She has a great support system of friends, and it's just great."
Denise is also pleased she has another daughter because she's already had experience raising girls.
Ali added: "It's just one of those things, Denise is a girl, she has girls, so she knows girls. There is definitely a lot of drama with girls, speaking for myself with mine, but it's gonna be incredible."