Many parents have problems with their kids sneaking out of the house, but Denise Richards has figured out a way to keep her oldest daughter, Sami, from doing just that. How is she doing that? Installing surveillance cameras, of course.
On the April 9 episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the 48-year-old and husband Aaron Phypers decided it would be the best idea to hook up security cameras outside their home. The idea came about mainly to keep Sami, 15, from leaving the home to meet up with boys without their permission.
“Sami’s getting into high school and new school, new boys,” the actress explained on the show. “That’s when kids usually start sneaking out. I started sneaking out when I was 15 years old, so I know my kid’s going to sneak out. So I’m putting cameras up so I can catch her.” She added, “We’ll be able to see people sneak out or sneak in.”
As you might expect, Sami — being a teen — is not a happy camper about this decision at all. “She’s so mad about this,” the Wild Things star told her 46-year-old hubby. “But whatever. At least we’re honest! I could have hid these.” The former fashion model shares Sami — as well as 13-year-old daughter Lola — with ex-husband Charlie Sheen.
Back in 2011, Denise also decided to adopt a child, Eloise, making her a mother-of-three. Recently, the former Bond Girl opened up about the 7-year-old and how she has special needs. “She can only say a handful of words. And there are times when she feels like her age in understanding, and then other times where it feels she’s emotionally 3 years old,” Denise told People of her adopted daughter.
Denise continued, “It’s been challenging. I’m learning every day because they don’t really have a road map for her particular case … Every child is different. You take care of your children no matter what is going on with them. I don’t know if [Eloise] is ever going to talk like a typical child. But as a parent, you want what’s best for your children, and you just do it.”