The ‘Two and a Half Men’ star is reportedly determined to sort out his problems and get his relationship with Brooke Mueller – who he is accused of assaulting on Christmas Day (25.12.09) – back on track after a judge modified a restraining order against him yesterday (08.02.10) so the couple can live together again. A source told the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper: “Charlie and Brooke already are going through intense marriage counselling and Charlie has been very religious about attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and serious anger management counselling. “He’s telling everyone that he is going to do everything he can to make it work – and last.”
The restraining order which was put in place after the actor was charged with felony menacing and misdemeanour charges of third-degree assault and criminal mischief, has now been lifted on the condition the 44-year-old star does not drink alcohol, is in possession of guns or harasses his wife. Brooke’s attorney, Yale Galanter, said the couple – who have ten-month-old twin sons Bob and Max – had hugged and kissed in Pitkin County Courthouse after yesterday’s hearing before leaving separately, but planned to return to their Los Angeles home together.
He said: "I can tell you, Brooke very badly wanted to have contact with Charlie. There are many children’s issues she wanted to communicate with him about. "Brooke’s desire was to get the order modified so they could have contact and communicate because of their children. Judge Boyd was gracious enough to grant that and now Charlie and Brooke are on their way back to Los Angeles to continue their lives."
The couple – who married in 2008 – are said to be keen to rebuild their marriage, and have asked prosecutors to drop the case. The actor but did not enter a plea yesterday but is due back in court on March 15. Photo: Fame Pictures