Charlie Sheen wants ex-wives as next door neighbours

The troubled actor wants his two ex-wives to move in next door to him.

Charlie Sheen - who has 22-month-old twins Bob and Max with Brooke Mueller and daughters Sam, six and Lola, five, with Denise Richards - is currently looking for two mansions in his exclusive Los Angeles neighbourhood because he wants to spend time with his kids and have them get to know each other.

According to gossip website TMZ, Charlie' s estate agent is scouting prospective properties and the 45-year-old actor - who also has a 26-year-old daughter Cassandra from a previous relationship with Paula Profit - is willing to pay all costs involved, including moving expenses, in order to see more of his kids.

Charlie and Brooke - who married on May 30, 2008 but have been estranged since a domestic incident on Christmas Day 2009 - reached a divorce settlement earlier this month but their union will not officially be over until May.

Meanwhile, Denise recently revealed she is never shocked by Charlie's behaviour - including a stay in hospital after a 36-hour drink and drug binge with porn stars - but admitted she struggles to explain the situation to their daughters.

She said: "It doesn't surprise me. I mean, you know this is Charlie's lifestyle. He makes no bones about it. And it is what it is.

"It's a very difficult situation in dealing with the subject. There are times where his life is more colourful than others, more public than others, and as the kids get older it's a difficult thing. I don't know what they fully comprehend. They don't know what some of these things are. So I do the best I can and it's not easy."

- BANG! Showbiz

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