KEY POINTS

  • Denise Richards' husband Aaron Phypers is doing his best to support his wife amid her parenting situation with Charlie Sheen, a report says
  • Phypers is reportedly "upset" because Richards is upset that her ex-husband "is playing this game with the kids"
  • A judge ruled Monday that Sheen no longer has to pay Richards child support every month

Denise Richards' husband Aaron Phypers feels for her amid her dispute with her ex-husband Charlie Sheen over their children, according to a report.

A judge ruled Monday that Sheen no longer has to pay Richards child support every month, weeks after the former couple's 17-year-old daughter Sami moved out of her mother's house and began living full time with her dad. The decision came after Sami claimed earlier this year that she had been "trapped" in an "abusive" household while she was living with her mother. 

An unnamed source told People that Phypers is trying to support his wife how he can amid her parenting situation with Sheen.

"Aaron's a kind man. He's in a tough role, but he keeps his cool. He's heartbroken because Denise is heartbroken that Charlie is pulling this after all she has done for him," the source close to the couple said. "He's upset because his wife is upset that Charlie is playing this game with the kids."

Sheen and Richards — who were married from 2002 to 2005 — also share 16-year-old daughter Lola. Richards married Phypers in 2018, and they share 10-year-old daughter Eloise Joni.

"Denise is heartbroken that Charlie has taken this road," the insider continued. "She loves those kids."

When Sami alleged that she'd moved in with her father in viral TikTok videos last month, the teen claimed that she "finally moved out of the hell house, had a spiritual awakening" and "dropped out of high school." At the time, it was reported that the mother and daughter clashed over "normal rules that any parent would be setting" because the teenager didn't want to follow them.

But things are apparently different at Sheen's home where "everything is a big party," another source disclosed to People.

"There's no homework — it's ice cream and movies and staying up late. There isn't the same structure going on over there. It's a lot more fun than staying at home and finishing school and doing normal activities with your friends," the insider continued. "Denise's life is those kids and it's always been those kids. Aaron is devastated because she is devastated, and Aaron has been incredibly patient with the kids."

The judge granted Sheen's request to stop his monthly child support payment to Richards after the actor argued that both of their kids are living with him and that he has had 100% custody of them since April.

However, reports said that Lola still lives with Richards and only goes to live with Sheen when the actress is working out of town.

"Lola does not live with Charlie. She lives with both of her parents and stays with Charlie when Denise is out of town. When Denise is back, Lola will be with her," a source earlier told People. 

Richards wasn't present during Monday's hearing because she is "working out of state," a source told Us Weekly. The insider said that "Denise was never served this court date," claiming Sheen "did this on purpose [so she wasn’t able to be there]."

Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards at the Mets/Yankee game Things apparently got a bit awkward when Denise Richard's stepped on the set of her ex-husband Charlie Sheen's new FX sitcom, "Anger Management." Richards recently showed up on ABC's "Good Morning America" to speak about her recent guest appearance on the show, which comes six years after her very messy, very public divorce with Sheen. Photo: Reuters