In Touch Weekly landed an exclusive with Charlie Sheen and wife Brooke about their new twin sons, Max and Bob. The entire interview is available on newstands, but below are some excerpts:
When Charlie Sheen’s fraternal twin boys, Max and Bob, were born on March 15, seven weeks premature, the experience had a profound effect on the Two and a Half Men star. “There are days I don’t even want to go to work because I want to be with my family,” Charlie, 43, tells In Touch in an exclusive interview. It’s hard to believe that Charlie is such a dedicated family man now. Early in his career, the actor battled drug and sex addictions, but 11 years ago, he turned his life around. Last May, he married Brooke Mueller, 31, and is now a doting dad to Max and Bob, daughters Sam, 5, and Lola, 3, from ex-wife Denise Richards, and daughter Cassie, 24. “I feel like I’m doing something for the greater good,” he says. “They’re relying on me to make the right choices so they can have the life they deserve.” Adds Brooke, “I finally feel like everything has fallen into place.” The twins have even made Charlie and Denise closer. “We started noticing when we get along the kids are much happier,” Charlie says. “We had to do what’s best for the girls.” “They are blood relatives,” Brooke adds. “We want them to hang out as much as possible. Denise is totally great, and it’s water under the bridge.”
In Touch Weekly: Have your sons changed you?
Charlie Sheen: Yes, of course. They’ve made me a better man. People think when they get married it will solve selfishness and be about the other person, but really that doesn’t happen until you have children.
Brooke Mueller: I do see him being a better man now that the boys are here. He’s totally involved. I was a little worried I’d be the one doing most of the work, but I was wrong.
In Touch Weekly: Will you have more kids?
Charlie Sheen: I don’t know, we haven’t made any decisions either way. We don’t think it would be fair to the boys right now to introduce another person into their lives so soon. You gotta focus on giving equal attention to both of them right now.
Brooke Mueller: The pregnancy I had was tough. Our children were born so early at just over 4 pounds and it was really difficult and risky. I’m nervous to have another baby. I’d love to have a girl, but we’ll see.
In Touch Weekly: So is this the best time of your life?
Charlie Sheen: There are certain days I wake up and I’m waiting for someone to show up and say, “This is not your life, this is not the life you deserve.” I’m giddy at times because it’s not fair. I’ve had two lives — the crazy one and the stable one. I don’t need to do the crazy one anymore. I did it, I survived and now I focus on things that matter.