In this weeks Steppin Out Magazine, Denise Richards sits down with Chaunce Hayden and advices Jon and Kate on dealing with bad press... Richards also talks about her boobs and why bigger isn't always, how she dates and how she really feels about Heather Locklear.

Denise Richards In Steppin Out Magazine


I think my show is so different from their show. I got a lot of flack the first season about my kids being on the show, but that was partly because my ex-husband [Charlie Sheen] wasn’t happy about it. With Jon and Kate, it’s honestly none of my business. I don’t know what’s going on with them. I feel for them because to be thrown into the spotlight is very difficult to deal with. Although, I can relate to bad press. What helped me get through it was truly not reading anything. It’s an awful thing to deal with. So, I just put myself in a bubble. I wouldn’t read anything, and I didn’t want to know anything. That way, it didn’t affect me. I didn’t know what was being said or what was going on. All I cared about was my children. I just focused on being a mom and being a good mom. One day I will write a book about it! That’s a promise.


I won't get any more plastic surgery! It terrifies me. At the time of my breast implants, I was very young and dumb. I’ve since learned that there are so many things a woman can do to enhance herself. They didn’t have those things when I was younger. I couldn’t even buy an A-cup bra in Victoria’s Secret at the time. My roommate had her breasts done, so I stupidly did it without doing much research. So, of course I had some problems and had to have them redone. However, the second doctor ended up putting bigger implants in, and I didn’t want them.


I have a small frame, and they looked hideous on me. I looked so ridiculous. So, after I finished doing the James Bond movie and my press tour, I went to a different surgeon. He ended up doing an amazing job and made me smaller. I never wanted really big breasts. I’m a size zero, and they just looked funny on my body. I just wanted to fill out a B-cup bra. That was it! But it was the ‘90s, and all the girls were getting big breasts. So, the doctors just assumed that’s what girls wanted, but that wasn’t what I wanted.

Why do women think big is better? I’m talking about breasts.

Well, it is sexier. Boobs and a butt are sexy. You open up any Playboy or any magazine, for that matter, and women look great. They have great hair, they’re skinny, and they have perfect boobs and booty. That’s the image. But what a lot of girls don’t know is what goes into a photo shoot. My boobs are even kind of small now, but you can use pads called cutlets to give yourself more cleavage. There’s ways to enhance yourself without having to go through surgery.

So, if you could go back in time, would you opt to not have any implant surgery?

If I could do it all over, I would not have had anything done. There’re just so many things that you can do to give yourself more cleavage and fill yourself out. But when you’re a teenager, you’re just so fearless. I was young and stupid.


I would love to get remarried, but I will not go though what I went through with Charlie again. So, I’m not rushing into anything. I’m not looking to hurry up and get remarried. When the time comes, it will.

Are you able to quietly date or is it always news?

I try to keep it as discrete as possible. That’s what I’ve been doing. I do date. I just keep it very, very discrete because I don’t want to deal with the tabloids. I’ve been through relationships splashed all over the papers, and it’s just not fun.

Good segue. How are you and Heather Locklear getting along these days?

Regardless of Richie [Sambora], I would not have been friends with her. That’s one thing some people don’t understand. My friendship was done before Richie and I ever got together. We’re very different people, and we make different choices. Richie was truly a single man when we got together. He was on the road to divorce. I was also on the road to divorce. So, I never broke up their relationship or stole anyone’s husband. She was involved with someone. Even if I didn’t get together with Richie, I wouldn’t have been friends with Heather.

Finally, would you ever make a guest star appearance on “Two and a Half Men”?

Hmm. I don’t know. I never even thought about that. I think his show does fine in the ratings without me. Although, I would like to work with Quentin Tarantino. He invents careers, and he’s a brilliant director. That would be my dream to work with him.