Denise Richards is a new mom again after quietly adopting a baby girl to add to her brood earlier this month, and we’re getting our first look at the new tot on the pages of the new issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands nationwide this Friday.
“She’s brought so much joy, and I love her to pieces…She is a cuddle bug. She loves being hugged and held. She’s such a beautiful little baby and little soul…” beams Denise, who formerly starred in the E! docu-soap Denise Richards: It’s Complicated. “Some people think if a celebrity wants a baby, they get one the next day. The adoption took two years, and there were times I felt discouraged, times when I got close to adopting a baby and it fell through. But I knew the right baby would find us.”
Eloise Joni, named after Denise’s mother, Joni, who lost her battle with cancer in 2007, is the latest addition to the Richards gang. The former Bond Girl, now 40, already has two daughters — Sam, 7, and Lola, 6 — from her messy four year marriage to cracked-out sitcom star Charlie Sheen. The girls played a pivotal role in naming their new baby sis.