With everything that Charlie Sheen has done in the past, both in general and to ex-wife Denise Richards, it is stunning to hear that Richards is still putting him out there in the best possible light.In Richards’ interview with Us Weekly, she says that in her upcoming memoir, the 40-year-old actress talks about the happier times in her marriage to Sheen: 

“I get into the good stuff about my marriage because people have only gotten the rotten stuff…There was a beautiful love story between he and I and I know that it went the way it went, but I talk more about how I felt during that time because I feel like a lot of women can relate to that.”

Richards also says that the marriage is “not a tell-all.”

“I talk about how [co-parenting] is a struggle and we had one of the worst divorces so if we get into a good place, that’s great,”

Despite the fact that Sheen called Richards “a b*tch” during his Torpedo of Truth tour, and said that his two favorite curse words are “f**k and Denise”, Richards still seemed to only have nice things to say about the father of her two daughters (Lola, 6, and Sammy, 7):

“Nobody can replace Charlie [on Two and a Half Men]…The show was written for him and he was so brilliant at it, but I think the creators of the show are very brilliant and the show is very well written so I think Ashton [Kutcher] will make it his own. Many actors have replaced someone. I am sad to see Charlie not on the show, but it is what it is.”

This still just blows my mind, but it just shows how amazing Denise Richards is for taking the high rode.  (Check out Brian Balthazar’s editorial, “In Defense of Denise Richards” right here.)

Richards’ memoir will be released July 26.