Denise Richards 'over the moon' about adopting
June 30th, 2011
10:14 AM ET

Denise Richards 'over the moon' about adopting

Denise Richards has welcomed a new member into her family.

The 40-year-old actress, who has daughters Sam, 7, and Lola, 6, with her ex Charlie Sheen, has recently adopted a baby girl, CNN confirms.

According to Richards' rep, it was a domestic adoption.

"Eloise Joni Richards is named after Denise's mom (Joni) and Denise and her daughters Sami and Lola chose the name Eloise," her rep says in a statement. "Denise and Eloise's big sisters couldn't be happier and feel incredibly blessed."

Richards added on Twitter, "Thank you all for your sweet messages.The girls and I are over the moon and so is my dad Grandpa Irv...xo."


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  1. jason

    OMG! She adopted a white baby. Must be racism. Of course race matters. Just ask asians– they rarely marry outside their race. Just ask Indians, they rarely marry outside their race. Just ask blacks...oh wait, seems most black men try to get white women. Just ask white women, oh wait...they've been brainwashed into "race doesn't matter" and "race is only skin deep." It's a lie; once you intermix, you are undoing thousands of generations of your genetic heritage, and it can never be taken back.

    July 28, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tiffinie

      Race only matters to racists/people who cannot see past their own damn stereotypes. Personal opinion here, but I think when races mix, the resulting offspring end up with stunning features of both ethnicities.

      July 29, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. janet

    "anna. Why hope it's not a "black" baby? I'm not so much for foreign adoptions, however there are lots of black babies in the good ole U.S. of A who really need a loving and caring home. And yes, blacks do adopt white babies, it just do not happen as often but it does occur. In my family a white girl was adopted and she turned out fine. Please come off the "OWN KIND" sh!t. Britney. Could it be that some celebrities were blessed beyond your dreams and would like to have a child with no family to live a good life and get the best education along with pure love? "

    Mia, you living in a white washed dream land. love does not conquer all, and race still matters. The best education? Ethnic children raised in ethnic homes are educated in way more than be conveyed in a textbook. " Backs are adopting white children" where are you getting your statistics? From your personal experience? HA! That's taking your once in a blue moon situation and generalizing it to a whole, which is a logical fallacy and is incorrect. Speaking cynically, the healthy white baby crisis caused by skyrocketing abortion rates among whites and increased Latino immigration has led to a decline in their majority. Consequently, white power lies in influencing the growing minority community, they can't influence Latino's because their family structure is basically intact, thus whites are pray upon the black community who they believe they can control ( and judging by your response maybe they can).

    July 6, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tiffinie

      Wow Janet. Hypocrite much? "....Consequently, white power lies in influencing the growing minority community, they can't influence Latino's because their family structure is basically intact, thus whites are pray upon the black community who they believe they can control ( and judging by your response maybe they can)." while saying that children should only be raised by parents of their own ethnic background AND saying race matters? Please, stop being a damn bigot. Race SHOULDNT matter.

      July 29, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  3. jaguda

    wat is the yarn all bout....................................

    July 3, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. dave nelson

    Stupid moderators. One let my excellent evel impressions be posted, then another removed them.

    July 1, 2011 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. melinda

    Ok she adopted a baby good for her n baby she's prob not seein any1 at da present time but she still wnts a baby! Good 4 them

    July 1, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Carney Wilson

    I once adopted a cat. Three day later I killed it then ate it.

    July 1, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  7. peter

    Obama is an unqualified hack...dont let oprah buy another election

    July 1, 2011 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  8. deadmanwalking47

    that's one more kid who will grow up and at least get a chance to give back to the world.congratulations!

    July 1, 2011 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mickey

    All of you bad boys and girls. Be good. Support the healing herb. if it is not for you. good for you. it is for many of us. So stop being war mongers and training your kids to be little ignorant zombies.

    July 1, 2011 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
  10. dave nelson

    Now evel, if i were you, i would shut up before things really get ugly. I have not yet begun to get mean. No one wants to hear your backwoods racist malarkey. Be nice or be gone.

    July 1, 2011 at 5:39 am | Report abuse |
  11. dave nelson

    @ the failure calling himself evel: would you be so kind as to figuratively emulate your namesake in regards to posting anything on these blogs? In short words, just for you, die off of here and let people have some peace. Jerk.

    July 1, 2011 at 5:06 am | Report abuse |
  12. wilson

    I would have given her a sperm injection.

    July 1, 2011 at 4:35 am | Report abuse |
  13. pam lopez

    Congrats ms. richards and family i'm noboday but no matter what i8 believe it's amazing to see a whole family welcome a baby into their home no matter what. Like i've said I'm nobody and that goes for anyone who can't appreciate a life saved from foster homes and unwelcome situations for whatever reasons race color or whatever I'm proud of u and and ure family for welcoming another life into ure home God Bless u and everyone who can do the same without prejudice or moral constraint because a life is a life!

    July 1, 2011 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
  14. no name

    By saying that denise should have helped the birth mother so the family could stay together you are completely diminishing the brave thing that woman did for her child.

    June 30, 2011 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  15. no name

    dont diminish the wonderful act that that child's birth mother did, by suggesting that she should accept hand outs from a complete stranger. she made a choice. nobody made her do it. she decided that someone else could provide for her child better than she could. that is incredibly brave.

    June 30, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  16. no name

    What is so shameful about being adopted? what would a child receive from their "kin folk" that they would not receive from an alternative family? there's more than one way to make a family. and there is no shame in that.

    June 30, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  17. adoptedAdult

    The baby is NOT an orphan. Adoption causes great pain to Birth Mother and child. What baby would trade her real mother in for material things. Denise should have given the child's mother help to keep the family intact. People belong with their own kin folk. Being raised in a different family with the shame and stigma of adoption is a life long trauma.

    June 30, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marky

      What shame and stigma are you talking about? My cousin was adopted in the 1930s and there was no shame or stigma for him, and there's darn sure not for my children! You would probably have issues no matter where you were raised. My children don't even care about their bio family's whereabouts. You are a mess for other reasons.

      July 1, 2011 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
  18. Tiffany

    People can be completely ignorant with comments. Total insecure jealous iliterates. Disrespecting people for you own self esteem means you have a highly low self esteem. I'm happy for DR

    June 30, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  19. alumette

    what do they mean by domestic adoption ? I got it, they mean she is from the US instead of a foreign country. What ever.

    June 30, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  20. FU

    She has to adopt now that everyone knows how crazy and evil she is...no sane guy will bang her anymore.

    June 30, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  21. juniper

    She shoulda adopted me!

    June 30, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  22. nerp

    I saw the biggest lightning bolt three minutes ago!!! Damn nature, you scary!!

    June 30, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  23. esmeralda

    Good job -always thought u was a ditzs not anymore- i adopted best thing i ever did-happiness well only come your way.

    June 30, 2011 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Blue

    Congratulations with your new addition to your family!

    June 30, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  25. @Eve

    You should write a f***ing book.

    June 30, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Name*okey oboh

    Must the adoption be publicized? This is just another form of seeking cheap publicity. I believe your ex is still paying child support for the first two girls.

    June 30, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • alumette

      You better believe Sheen is paying support for his girls...until they are at least 18 and then some. I think she makes decent money with her reality show to adopt a child. She is in a glass house so the world will know how she does. Sounds like a publicity stunt to me.

      June 30, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kelly

      While I agree with it probably being a publicity stunt, I am also a Mom and can say that when you have a baby, you are so proud and want the whole world to know. I am sure that it is the same if it's by adoption. Celebrities just happen to be on the world's stage so... Good for her!

      July 9, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  27. DingDong

    She is nuts. Look at her eyes. This chick is crazy with a capital C.

    June 30, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Jamie

    CONGRATS Denise..to you and your family! You are blesses to have adopted a new baby...as the baby is just as blessed to have you.

    June 30, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Mary

    More people should adopt!!! I commend Denise and her family for doing this!!!

    June 30, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Tracee Ford

    CONGRATS Denise on your new baby thats good to have different cultures added to your family. I have a new grandson coming any day now thats mixed w Chinese and Hawaiian and black. Know hes gonna be gorgeous Cant wait to meet him. Good luck w your new baby and God Bless!

    June 30, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Eva

    It is insanely difficult to adopt in the US. I am related to a high ranking US Miltary person, who was unable to adopt here. They were able to give a loving home to 2 children from Asia, who were left at orphanages. They were unable to have another biological child, as it was life threatening for the mom. They did try here. There are so many children that need homes. What does it matter if they're American, Black, Europian, African, or otherwise? Those people who said negative things toward Ms. Richards, should rethink their opinions. To the social worker:it was Charlie's OTHER ex, Brooke, who had all the drug issues. NOT Denise. Let's be happy for the little one. Peace and blessings, folks.

    June 30, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  32. vernelle burkins

    I think its great. she can afford it.and she is a good mother.

    June 30, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Astonished

    Congrat Denise! I thought she'd get a boy..which is why I believe, she'll adopt again. Nothing wrong with her adopting a black baby either! Folks are something else!

    June 30, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  34. hillbilly

    Its great she adopted a child that didnt have a home but people that arent famous do ikt everyday and its not front page news.so how is this news??

    June 30, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  35. jay

    Allah bless her family

    June 30, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  36. noname

    Who cares if this woman adopted a child that has no one. It aint no ones business. And what's wrong with it if the baby is black? People that have a problem with that makes me sick. I'm white n have a beautiful mixed daughter. Stop hating let the woman be

    June 30, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • jason

      It's great that you decided to ruin your thousands of generations of European DNA by having a child with a black man. Good for you. You should be so proud. It is race traitors like you that are destroying the white race. You have been brainwashed by political correctness into thinking it is a "cool, tolerant" thing to marry outside your race. You really have betrayed your grandparents, and their parents before them, on and on and on. Congrats. You'll never be able to take it back either, cause once the baby is born, your genetic line is forever hybridized.

      July 28, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Kristi in MN

    While I'm happy for Ms. Richards, I am concerned about her inability to remain sober and her in and out and back in and out of rehab for drug addiction. As a social worker I'm surprised that she was able to have the necessary successful home studies needed to adopt a child with her history of chemical abuse and dependency.

    June 30, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  38. noname

    Who cares if this woman adopted a child that has no one. It aint no ones business. And what's wrong with it if the baby is black? People that have a problem with that makes me sick. I'm white n have a beayufuil

    June 30, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Kenny

    WHO. CARES.

    June 30, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Marie

    Good for her! Nice to see a celebrity adopting from the USA for a change. There are way too many children here that are looking to be adopted. Congrats Denise :)

    June 30, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mitzvj

      This must be another one of those urban myths, blacks and kool aide. I am black from a large family, we migrated to the USA from the Islands. We didn't grow drinking kool aide. I have never had kool aide, and our other black friends, their family doesn't drink kool aide. BTW we can all swim, and we're all Doctors and Lawyers, and a host of other professionals.

      Congratulations Denise.

      July 1, 2011 at 3:49 am | Report abuse |
  41. mia

    anna. Why hope it's not a "black" baby? I'm not so much for foreign adoptions, however there are lots of black babies in the good ole U.S. of A who really need a loving and caring home. And yes, blacks do adopt white babies, it just do not happen as often but it does occur. In my family a white girl was adopted and she turned out fine. Please come off the "OWN KIND" sh!t. Britney. Could it be that some celebrities were blessed beyond your dreams and would like to have a child with no family to live a good life and get the best education along with pure love?

    June 30, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bb

      Yeah, the black baby goes nice with the orange purse

      June 30, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Janet

      anna. Why hope it's not a "black" baby? I'm not so much for foreign adoptions, however there are lots of black babies in the good ole U.S. of A who really need a loving and caring home. And yes, blacks do adopt white babies, it just do not happen as often but it does occur. In my family a white girl was adopted and she turned out fine. Please come off the "OWN KIND" sh!t. Britney. Could it be that some celebrities were blessed beyond your dreams and would like to have a child with no family to live a good life and get the best education along with pure love?

      Mia, you living in a white washed dream land. love does not conquer all, and race still matters. The best education? Ethnic children raised in ethnic homes are educated in way more than be conveyed in a textbook. " Backs are adopting white children" where are you getting your statistics? From your personal experience? HA! That's taking your once in a blue moon situation and generalizing it to a whole, which is a logical fallacy and is incorrect. Speaking cynically, the healthy white baby crisis caused by skyrocketing abortion rates among whites and increased Latino immigration has led to a decline in their majority. Consequently, white power lies in influencing the growing minority community, they can't influence Latino's because their family structure is basically intact, thus whites are pray upon the black community who they believe they can control ( and judging by your response maybe they can).

      July 6, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Nick Korth

    What the F for? Save it for people who can't have kids. Man.

    June 30, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Britney

    I just don't understand the celebrity obsession of "collecting" children through adoption just to have a posse of nannies to raise them the majority of the time. Do either Tom Cruise or Nicole Kidman ever spend time with the two children they adopted together?

    June 30, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  44. I cataldi

    Best wishes !!!!

    June 30, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  45. jillmarie

    Good for Denise! She seems like a great mom. My only concern for Eloise is Charlie Sheen being in the picture. Denise can't disown him because he's the father of her other girls. I'm sure she'll do her best to protect them, as she seems to be doing anyway.

    June 30, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Charlie Sheen

    D, I would have been more than happy to drop my demon seed in you again. Love always, Chuck....

    June 30, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  47. lolol

    Jeez just what the rich need is another tax deduction!

    June 30, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  48. donna

    Congrats Denise- Ignore the negative remarks-those people are just jealous. God Bless You and Your Family.

    June 30, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  49. xdougx

    Yeah... so?

    June 30, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  50. delia rodriguez

    May God bless you and ur family Denise!! YOU GO GIRL!!!

    June 30, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  51. Josh Noloc

    Good for her. She's seems like she's always been a good mother!!!

    June 30, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  52. Hootie and the Buttfish

    Was the little adopted girl black? If not then this adoption should be disapproved based on it being politically incorrect. Zimbawbwe awaits your call Ms White Bread.

    June 30, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • MadCityBabe

      you are so very unclassy

      June 30, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cesar

      @anna...Have you ever heard abour Nicole and Lionel Richie??? Just feel happy because an orphan has been found by somebody who wants to give her love, and keep your preconceptions for yourself.

      June 30, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lou

      Thanks for the laugh, your comment is funny. Apparently others on this website didn't get it. Have a nice day!

      June 30, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  53. tanya

    People, just be happy for her!

    June 30, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  54. LEE

    The new accessory. Little chihuahuas have been replaced.

    June 30, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  55. Lady Gigi

    Baby I eat corn this way

    June 30, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  56. The Malibu Messiah

    She is LOSING!

    June 30, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |

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