From what she has said in interviews, I don't think she thought he was going to change ... I think she thought he'd outgrown his playboy ways. I don't know anything about their dating time obviously, so I have no idea what she saw in him then that went away when he was married. But before they met, he'd gone through at least one divorce, rehab, public scrutiny over his association with Heidi Fleiss, among other things. There certainly are men who have very immature playboy ways early in their lives, then they learn the consequences of those actions, mature, and turn over a new leaf. It sounds like Denise thought that Charlie had reached that sort of point in his life. IF the signs weren't there while they were dating, I'm not sure if I personally would have taken the risk, but i can't fault her for doing so.Originally Posted by barefootdyke;3013565;
Don't get me wrong -- I think that both Charlie and Denise come across as very self-involved, attention starved media whores. I think they've both used their divorce at times as a means of publicity for their careers. I don't have a lot of sympathy for either one. But I can't put Charlie in a good light and Denise in a bad one for stupid choices. I think they're two people who deserved each other, either of whom could escape the challenges they're facing in life now if they wanted to step out of the limelight ... but fame seems more important to each of them than a stable parenting partnership for their girls.