Charlie Sheen files for divorce from Brooke Mueller

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Charlie Sheen filed for divorce Monday from third wife Brooke Mueller, confirming a People report that he intended to do so.

The two negotiated their property split in May, TMZ says, and Monday’s filing cites Dec. 25, 2009, as their date of separation. Hmm, wonder why? Sheen’s unsupervised probation related to his Christmas Day arrest on suspicion of domestic violence is set to end Tuesday.


Mueller told paparazzi over the weekend that she and Sheen are separated, and therefore he was not cheating on her with a porn -- sorry, adult film -- actress in New York last week.

Sheen, of course, wound up in the hospital for a psych evaluation Tuesday after allegedly trashing his Plaza Hotel room. Although many reports have said Sheen was drunk and possibly high on cocaine, the actor’s publicist said the sitcom star simply suffered an ‘adverse allergic reaction’ to prescription medication. Sheen was seen drinking expensive French wine at a restaurant Monday night.

The couple, who married in May 2008 and had twins in March 2009, worked out a property split agreement that includes a nearly $760,000 lump sum payment to her, TMZ said. Child support is proposed at $55,000 a month, with a caveat that the amount paid to Mueller on behalf of sons Bob and Max is never to be less than the amount paid to Denise Richards for care of daughters Sam and Lola. And while Sheen surrendered legal custody of the girls to Richards in May, he and Mueller will share legal custody of the girls, with him getting visitation. He also gets to keep his watch collection.

So, $55,000 times two divorces times 12 months in a year equals $1.32 million -- only slightly more than Sheen’s before-tax salary for a single episode of ‘Two and a Half Men.’ But boy, does that show have a following.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

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