Denise Richards is getting candid about her divorce with ex Charlie Sheen.

The Real Housewives of Beverly HillsAlum who quit the university Two-and-a-half Men actor in 2005 while six months pregnant with their second child, opened up about their highly publicized breakup during the Aug. 10 episode of Dear Media’s Divorce is not fatal podcast. Denise said that it was a difficult split. Caroline StanburyTheir marriage ended in divorce because of “many” factors.

She explained that “the behind-the scenes stuff was way worse than the out there,” and added that although they often presented a united front to the public, it wasn’t always true at home. It was terrible.

Ultimately, Denise walked away from Charlie—with whom she shares kids Sami18, Lola, 17—after asking herself: “Would I want my daughters to be married to this man?”

“No offense, but I think that he would understand my words and take it as a compliment,” she said. It was toxic.