Actress Richards now mother of 3

Actress Richards now mother of 3

Associated Press – June 30, 2011 1:52 AM PDT

NEW YORK – Denise Richards has added a third little one to her family, this time through adoption.

The 40-year-old actress recently adopted a newborn baby girl. Richards named the infant Eloise Joni after her mother, who succumbed to cancer four years ago. Richards’ representative, Jill Fritzo, on Wednesday confirmed the adoption.

Richards has two daughters by her ex-husband Charlie Sheen. The actress and former model says 7-year old Sam and 5-year old Lola couldn’t be happier with their new sister and feel blessed.

Richards and Sheen had a turbulent marriage that Richards wrote about in a memoir, scheduled to be released in July.