Former Bond girl Denise Richards has opened up about her split from Charlie Sheen, and subsequent romance with BON JOVI star Richie Sambora, insisting she's sick of making other people happy.
The actress split from Sheen earlier this year (06) after a trial separation in 2005 brought the couple briefly back together at Christmas (DEC05).
Divorce proceedings took a nasty turn when papers filed by Richards, documenting Sheen's alleged porn and drug problems, became public.
She then became the target of paparazzi when she started romancing guitarist Sambora, the estranged husband of Richards' pal Heather Locklear.
But the WILD THINGS star insists all the controversy is worth it - because her new life is making her happier.
The mum of two says, "I was always a people pleaser and I just finally got to the point in my life - after having my daughters, and going through a really ugly divorce... my mother (being) sick with cancer - where life is so short and I just want to be happy."