Denise Richards officially confirmed today that she has in fact adopted a young child. Of course this is not Richards’ first child as she currently has custody of the two children she and Charlie Sheen had together during their marriage. According to the official comments Richards did adopt the baby domestically from somewhere within the United States though the exact details are unknown and will likely be kept that way.
Richards and her new daughter along with the rest of the family have been living together in their home in Los Angeles now for about a week and Richards says they are all doing quite well together. The official press release also announced that Richards decided to name her new daughter Joni Richards as a tribute in remembrance of her own mother that passed away in 2007.
Richards has always been in the spotlight for her movies and acting abilities but until now she had never been one of the standard Hollywood actresses who adopted children in need. Richards say she was simply adopting the child for personal reasons and is not looking to keep expanding her family beyond the current size at this time. Either way Richards says she is happy that her family has been so blessed to bring Joni into their lives. No word on if or when any public appearances will take place but for now the media is respecting the Richards’ family privacy until Denise decides she wishes to reveal Joni to the world.