Denise Richards On Her Daughter's Special Needs: "Eloise Has A Chromosome Disorder"

Date January 13, 2020

Denis Richards is an actress and model who had a successful career in film and TV shows. With all the fame and success being a mom will always be a no. 1 priority for her.

The actress has three daughters, Sam and Lola, from her marriage to ex-husband Charlie Sheen. She then adopted Eloise as a single mom.

A child with special needs

Earlier this year Denise Richards revealed her third daughter, Eloise, has special needs. She was diagnosed with a chromosomal disorder, which is a deletion in chromosome 8.

Denise explained this has caused a lot of developmental delays for her, as she can only say a handful of words. She wasn’t able to sit up on her own for a while and started walking with the help of physical therapy.

She was diagnosed with a disorder

Reality star Denise Richards is opening up about her daughter, Eloise’s challenges before she was diagnosed with a chromosome disorder.

Speaking to Andy Cohen and the rest of the cast during the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion, Denise explained that:

Eloise has a chromosome disorder. She has a deletion in chromosome 8 which has caused many delays with her and it’s caused a lot with speech development.

Denise revealed that she received the diagnosis of Eloise’s disorder when she was 2-years-old saying: “It was a very difficult thing to diagnose.”

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star who couldn’t hold back the tears admitted that it was an emotional process for her noting: “It’s just hard to see it with your kid, you know?”

Denise on adopting Eloise

The actress adopted her youngest daughter, Eloise, back in 2011, when she was raising Sam and Lola alone. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey Network, Denise revealed she wanted to have more children and opted for adoption, as she’d intended for a long time.

She described Eloise’s adoption as the best decision she’s ever made. Denise said the adoption process wasn’t easy and took about a year and a half. There's no doubt that, with her mother's unconditional love and care, Eloise will reach her full potential.