April 21, 2006: An L.A. judge orders Sheen to stay at least 300 feet from Richards, her home, her car and their two daughters, except during supervised visits with the kids.
April 23, 2006: In response to Richards' filing, Sheen issues a statement, saying, "Obviously, what has taken place is vile, is unconscionable, is without merit, is a transparent and immature smear campaign. She's claiming certain things. It's baseless."
May 12, 2006: Richards and Sheen take a break from mudslinging and agree to a temporary child custody settlement. "Denise and Charlie are working with the courts to privately resolve their differences regarding their children," the pair said in a joint statement. "They hope to resolve this matter outside the public forum and will both continue to make every effort in this regard."
June 8, 2006: Despite their amicable custody agreement, the couples' lawyers mutually agree to extend her restraining order against him.
June 2006: Sheen and Richards are spotted out and about with their new partners. He hooks up with real estate investor Brooke Mueller; she goes out with former friend Heather Locklear's rocker ex, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora.
July 14, 2006: Once again, Richards' restraining order against Sheen is extended.
Aug. 15, 2006: Sheen and Richards make peace. Though their divorce remains unfinalized, Sheen's attorney releases a statement saying, "Both parties have amicably resolved any outstanding issues on an interim basis."
Aug. 16, 2006: Richards opens up about the divorce to Harper's Bazaar, saying, "I've never done drugs, never been around a prostitute, never known any porn stars. I couldn't even fathom that lifestyle. I grew up in Illinois, not L.A. He told me that was in the past, and I believed him." Of the filing, she says, "I wasn't trying to be vindictive and to bring him down. It was humiliating for me to have a lot of that out there."
Nov. 4, 2006: During an appearance on her talk show, Sheen tells Ellen DeGeneres that he and Richards are on good terms. "We're trying to put all that nonsense aside and just do what's right for the children and just be good responsible parents," he says. Sheen also says he's happy Richards is with Sambora, "somebody decent and smart and a good parent to be around your children."
Nov. 30, 2006: Though their divorce can't be completed until they resolve their child custody issues, Sheen and Richards are free to legally marry other people.
July 10, 2007: Sheen and Mueller get engaged, sealing the deal with a $500,000 diamond ring.
July 11, 2007: Richards congratulates the happy couple. "I am genuinely happy for the two of them," she tells People magazine. "In fact, I sent them flowers to congratulate them both. I've spent time with her, and my girls really like her. That's all that matters to me."
Aug. 6, 2007: After months of warmth, Sheen and Richards' relationship turns cold. He files court papers requesting more visitation rights with his two kids and tells "Entertainment Tonight," "What I am doing is pursuing a relationship with my daughters that is unpolluted." In his filing, Sheen requests input on choosing nannies for his children. He also claims that Richards makes "unnecessary phone calls to me and my home" and asks the court to forbid calls between them except in emergencies.