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Published: 03:45 BST, 17 November 2015 | Updated: 18:25 BST, 17 November 2015
The ex-wife of Charlie Sheen, Denise Richards, has been seen stepping out for the first time since reports surfaced her former husband is HIV positive.
Charlie has since confirmed the news, telling The Today Show's Matt Lauer on Tuesday that he has been HIV positive for four years and that he was blackmailed for millions as he tried to keep his secret under wraps.
Denise smiled while out and about in LA on Monday, just hours after The National Enquirer revealed the explosive story, which it had been working on for 18 months.
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Pictured: The ex wife of Charlie Sheen, Denise Richards, was seen stepping out for the first time since reports surfaced her former husband is HIV positive
The blonde actress appeared calm and composed the day before Charlie's explosive interview as she went for a coffee run on Monday.
The 44-year-old remained composed, wearing a a black vest top team with a pair of blue jeans and a plaid shirt, while out in LA.
Denise wore her blonde locks in a center parting as she grasped her cup and made her way to the car.
Calm: The 44-year-old remained composed, even managing a smile, wearing a a black vest top team with a pair of blue jeans and a plaid shirt
Later Denise was seen out again, this time with her hair in a very loose plait.
She even managed to raise a smile as she kept her eyes hidden behind a pair of sunglasses.
The actress paid a visit to the CVS pharmacy and was seen grasping a paper bag from the shop.
Shopping trip: The actress paid a visit to CVS and was seen grasping a paper bag from the pharmacy
Not a shock: According to Access Hollywood Denise has known about Charlie's health situation for years. He contracted HIV after their split in 2005
Denise was married to Charlie for four years - they they first met in 2000, but did not start dating until October 2001, when she appeared on his sitcom Spin City.
They then got engaged on December 26 of that year, and got married in June 2002. The pair have two children together - Sam, 11, and Lola, aged 10.
'I'm here to admit that I am in fact HIV positive,' Charlie told Matt Lauer on Tuesday.
'It's a hard three letters to absorb. It's a turning point in one's life,' he later added.
Explosive: Charlie Sheen confirmed he is HIV-positive in an interview with Matt Lauer on The Today Show on Tuesday morning
According to Access Hollywood Denise has known about Charlie's health situation for some time -it claimed he contracted the illness in the years after their split in 2005.
Us Weekly also said neither she nor their children were HIV positive.
Discussing Charlie's health on The Today Show, his Robert Huizenga said he had known Sheen for five or six years and claimed that the HIV virus is now 'undetectable' in his blood.
No reaction: The actress did not comment on Charlie's health as she ran errands on Monday
Sheen said he was 'not entirely' sure how he contracted the virus, but that he felt a huge sense of relief after publicly revealing his status.
The Anger Management star said he had told trusted friends his status over the past few years, but that others had betrayed his trust and blackmailed him for millions to stay quiet.
The actor, whose hard-partying lifestyle has involved surrounding himself with prostitutes and porn stars, also insisted he informed all his partners of his HIV status.
Meeting: Denise was married to Charlie for four years - they they first met in 2000, but did not start dating until October 2001, when she appeared on his sitcom Spin City. They are pictured here with Heather Locklear (R) on the show
He said it was 'impossible' that he had transmitted the virus to anyone else, although when asked if he had engaged in unprotected sex since being diagnosed with the virus Sheen admitted that he had on two occasions.
But he said that the individuals were aware of his status and under the care of his doctor.
On Monday, The National Enquirer named the Two And A Half Men star as the actor who was 'HIV positive.' Previously, rumors had swirled in Hollywood of an A-List Hollywood playboy who had contracted HIV.
Happy couple: The actors got engaged on December 26, 2001 and wed in June 2002
Hours later, the Today Show announced he would be revealing a personal matter in an interview with Lauer.
The troubled star has spent most of the past year out of the spotlight.
He has not appeared on television since his show Anger Management went off the air in 2014, except a guest appearance on the ABC comedy The Goldbergs in February.
Opening up: Charlie seen visiting the set of Extra at Universal Studios on May 12
Two hours after The National Enquirer released its story on Monday,People confirmed the news with crisis manager Howard Bragman.
TMZ also reported the Anger Management star had known for a little over two years about his diagnosis.
Explosive claims: The National Enquirer was the first to report that the actor is HIV positive, prompting a flurry of news reports and prompting the actor to come clean on The Today Show in Tuesdaay