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Brooke Mueller -- How to Juggle Parenting and Rehab

4/20/2011 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It's a safe bet ... Brooke Mueller didn't get any tips from Dr. Spock on being an engaged parent and a rehab patient ... but she's figured it out to the satisfaction of the custody judge.

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Sources tell TMZ ... Brooke's most recent rehab -- for drug use -- is only part time.  She's an outpatient by day, and a mommy at night. 

Brooke's arrangement was good enough for the custody judge, who ruled she was still able to take care of her twins per the custody agreement she struck with Charlie Sheen -- with a little help from a small army of nannies, of course.

The judge did make one change in the agreement -- both Brooke and Charlie must now submit to random drug testing once a week -- more frequently than before.

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46.

Nancy    

Chris about a minute ago

No judge is going to be switching custody every week or two, depending on which parent is off the rails this week. They have shared custody right now, and it will stay shared until one parent appears clearly more fit over an extended period.

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Actually, Brooke has full legal and physical custody of the twins. Charlie has visitation rights if he chooses to adhere to the days and times set out in the agreement that was just upheld.

1198 days ago
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Sammie    

You people are aguing back and forth over two parents that are totally unfit. HER parents are taking care of the kids and I don't believe we have heard anything from Charlies parents. Maybe if we did, it would have been a different story.
This is for the GOOd of the CHILDREN, not who wins the game.

1198 days ago
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Kathyo    

TheRock 41 minutes ago I wished my mom did crack and shared it with me and my dad had goddesses and shared them with me too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Based on all of your post.....your parents most certainly did share it with you

1198 days ago
49.

Nancy    

bbrown 4 minutes ago

nancy
ohh I def. know charlie isnt helping his case with his actions and words I just think there funny but what would america do if charlie sheen acted normal haha tmz and all the gossip collums would be screwed we would have to go back chasing lame stories about lohan now that is one person who has benefited from charliegate shandale 2011

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Srsly!! Lohan DID benefit in a major fashion! Still, the people here would find other obsessions to latch onto - there's never a lack of celebrities doing stupid stuff, for sure! I came here after Sheen decided to tell the whole country that his bomb in Detroit was DETROIT'S fault. Not cool, y'know? And the more I read about this guy, the more confused I get with the rabid worshipers at the altar of CHARLIE.

1198 days ago
50.

jacksonfive210    

scandal my b I just hope for the kids shake that brooke can get clean and that her doctor really thinks her doing day rehab is best for her Im not a doctor but doesnt make any sence but I really hope she can get and stay clean and same for charlie.

1198 days ago
51.

Sammie    


Charlie makes no sense. He calls both mother's of his children whores and sluts.....like it's a bad thing. To him, being a whore and a slut is a good thing and he's living with two right now.

1198 days ago
52.

Kathyo    

Actually, Brooke has full legal and physical custody of the twins. Charlie has visitation rights if he chooses to adhere to the days and times set out in the agreement that was just upheld.


Nancy - as you said IF he chooses....he's made it clear where his priorities are.....on the road again...he just can't wait to get on the road again...EVERYBODY SING IT...

1198 days ago
53.

Nancy    

@Kathyo

Coming in on the chorus!!

It certainly seems that way, yet I read somewhere that he was complaining that he wasn't allowed to see the twins yesterday because it "wasn't his day." He's taking Brooke to court at the last second, claiming it's an emergency, then he wants her relatives to bend over and accommodate him even if it's not his scheduled day for visitation?

I somehow think that a certain warm place would freeze solid before they would consider accommodating ANY of Charlie's requests if they didn't have to. And, I can't quite say as I blame them, the way he's been acting.

1198 days ago
54.

fran    

Kimia 34 minutes ago

Moments like these make me happy about being a family lawyer. It is very hard to separate personal judgments and emotions from what really is to the best interest of the child.

I think the judge was absolutely right with what he did, even though I was pulling for Charlie. Those children are better off with grandma and nannies while he is on tour. Period. Going on tour, in that environment and with that kind of flight schedule is extremely hard even on an adult, let alone children. As long as the children are safe at home right now, then they should remain there until Charlie's situation becomes more stable than Brooke's.

A lot of you are making groundless assumptions here. Separate your hate from your logic.

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I am sorry did you say you are a family lawyer, and you were all for Charlie. Have you not followed Charlie's lifestyle through the years, or even just recently. Charlie wouldnt change for his oldest daughter or his youngest daughters , what makes you think he is going to change now....kudos to the judge for allowing Brooke's mother to continue to look after the boys, not Brooke, her mother. If these two have changed their life style in a year to becoming better parents , then maybe. I guess if both were to be considered by the courts to be unfit, wouldnt the boys end up children's aid?How is that going to help them at least they are with family now.

1198 days ago
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Kathyo    

Kimia 42 minutes ago Moments like these make me happy about being a family lawyer. It is very hard to separate personal judgments and emotions from what really is to the best interest of the child.

I think the judge was absolutely right with what he did, even though I was pulling for Charlie. Those children are better off with grandma and nannies while he is on tour. Period.

Going on tour, in that environment and with that kind of flight schedule is extremely hard even on an adult, let alone children. As long as the children are safe at home right now, then they should remain there until Charlie's situation becomes more stable than Brooke's.

A lot of you are making groundless assumptions here. Separate your hate from your logic.

I agree with every word...except I was not pulling for Charlie to have full custody. The simple fact that he could not see that it was not a good idea to take them on tour makes me question him...although he's give us plenty of other things to make us question his fathering skills.

1198 days ago
56.

Chris    

@Nancy: Previous TMZ articles and other sources are reporting shared legal custody, with Brooke having primary residential custody and Charlie having visitation. (E.g., the New York Post this morning: "The couple will continue to share custody of the tots under an existing arrangement."
Do you have a source asserting Brooke has full legal custody?

1198 days ago
57.

jacksonfive210    

people call bree and nat whores and nat really isnt a whore shes a model and bree is a porn star and porn stars do fall into the category of whores but bree has made some good money even though she gets ****ed for a living so good for her but both those girls are better looking then bug eyed brooke and we dont really know there personal lifes but we can report on their criminal record they have only been introuble once each with the law for underage drinking happens and a dui which happens like a speeding ticket these days. not saying these girls are better moms then brooke but they might be good for charlie and only charlie in the long run atleast they dont have a coke charge and hit a stop sign while drunk with people in the car and didnt even remember hitting the sign mins after and told the cop she took pain killers and weed earlier in the day thats not smart and also this all happened after she was in out of rehab

1198 days ago
58.

Sonja    

So the drug addict who keeps using, who failed to comply with a court ordered agreement to stay clean and has physical custody of the kids is the 'better' parent huh? right...

1198 days ago
59.

Kimia    

@ Kathyo: that's precisely what made me realize that the judge made the right decision. The news that he wanted to take the kids with him on the road did not come out until the day before the decision and I did not know that was his intention. Once that was out, I was glad that the judge kept the status quo the same.

Again, we're all basing these things based on speculation and every information that comes out may change our minds. That's why I asked people not to call the judge, who knows all the evidence, an idiot :)

Ksis and BBrown: Sorry it's hard to tell people's tone on the internet. I did not mean to attack you; I was just making some arguments which may come out as invasive on here.

1198 days ago
60.

jack-55d79    

@miss tia 'uh, charlie has had CLEAN drug tests.....he's not trying to pawn stuff in a pawn shop and back on drugs like brooke....

if he wants to talk about his time doing drugs, why not? he's an ENTERTAINER...how many entertainers with past drug problems have written memoirs discussing their drug usage???? ...'

I think glib or boastful talk about drugs from a major celeb can promote that lifestyle. He doesn't seem to paint a realistic picture of the effects of drugs and alcohol. Despite it being obvious from incidents in his past. He had money and support, and probably got lucky with kicking the habit. Most people don't have that kind of cash/staff etc, and the more stupid people will be influenced to take similar risks. I'm not saying he shouldn't talk about it, or would be to blame for stupid people, just that I think fame has a kind of responsibility not to sugarcoat drug use because what they say can influence fans. When he says he blinked and got clean, that doesn't apply to a lot of people. He'd also be an idiot to assume it's always easy and relapse. That's probably what got the judge annoyed. I think a lot of his drug stories are funny, I think the fact he is clean speaks highly of him, and he'd probably provide well for the welfare of his children, but I'm not a judge.

1198 days ago
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