Bree Olson was living what, she thought, was a fairy tale in 2011. She was one of Charlie Sheen’s “goddesses,” a mainstay on magazine covers and her home was a California mansion.
But, behind the scenes, things were not easy. The relationship went sour quickly and, now, it appears it was also filled with secrets. Sheen announced that he was HIV-positive during a TODAY show appearance on November 17, telling Matt Lauer that each of his partners knew his diagnosis. Olson, however, tells a much different story.
Olson claimed, in her own interview with Howard Stern, that she was never aware of Sheen’s status. Here’s what you need to know about Olson and Sheen’s relationship:
1. Olson Told Howard Stern Sheen Never Informed Her Of His HIV Status
Olson appeared on the Howard Stern show on Tuesday morning, just hours after Sheen revealed to the world he was HIV-positive, and dropped, perhaps, an even bigger bombshell; he never told her the truth about his medical status.
He never said anything to me. I was his girlfriend, I lived with him. We were together. We had sex almost every day for a year with lambskin condoms, which do not protect…There were times we didn’t even use condoms, because it was only to prevent pregnancy. We were sleeping together every single night. He never said anything ever. ‘I’m clean,’ he said.I hesitated, and I made the same mistake that a lot of people do. I trusted him.
Olson drove from her Indiana home to New York City to appear on Stern’s radio show, refuting Sheen’s claim that the two women he was with shortly after his diagnosis knew about his status.
2. Olson Was One of Sheen’s ‘Goddesses’
Olson was with Sheen during his very public spiral in 2011, living with the actor in his Sherman Oaks, California home with his other “goddess” Natalie Kenley. The pair were front and center with sheen throughout his “tiger blood” and “winning” phase, even joining him on the road during his 2011 comedy tour.
Although the trio painted a very specific picture in public, Olson eventually told ABC News that life behind the scenes was anything but. “It was like you coudl cut the air with a knife sometimes,” Olson said. “I felt like I couldn’t show Charlie the affection and the love that I wanted to show him, because of how she would react.”
Kenley, a former marijuana model has mostly stayed out of the public eye, but did tell People after Sheen’s revelation that the actor is “not a monster,” adding that she is HIV-negative.
3. She Told Howard Stern She Was Negative for HIV
After hearing the rumors months ago that Sheen was HIV-positive, Olson opted to get tested and discovered, much to her happiness, that she was negative. In fact, she even brought the test with her to the Stern interview and the shock jock confirmed what it said, reading, “no HIV antibodies were detected.”
Olson told Stern that she remembered the symptoms Sheen described in his TODAY show interview, but wrote it off to something else. She also added that, despite Sheen’s suggestion otherwise, she never sold stories about the actor, even saying she turned down a $200,000 offer for a sit-down interview following their split.
4. Olson Works as an Adult Film Star in California
Olson grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana and was a 19-year-old, pre-med student before she turned to the adult film industry. “It’s something I’d always been interested in. I’ve always been very insatiable sexually,” she told ABC News.
When she was 24-years-old, Olson was a bona fide porn star with a resume that even impressed Sheen.
Over the course of her career, Olson has appeared in dozens of adult films and TV series, including a 2015 show titled Bree Does Comedy. Her most recent credits include Director’s Cut and Kingdom of Sin
5. Sheen Was Previously Married to Brooke Mueller & Denise Richards
Before being linked to Olson, Sheen was married to Brooke Mueller and Denise Richards. On Tuesday, Mueller’s rep Steve Honin, who divorced Sheen in 2011 released a statement following his announcement about his status as HIV-positive:
Brooke has been inundated with calls from friends and family. To put their minds at ease, Brooke can confirm that she and the boys are not HIV-positive.
Sheen and Mueller, 38, were married for three years and are parents to twin sons Bob and Max, now six. Their relationship was troubled on both sides and included a Christmas Day 2009 blowup that ended in rehab stints for both stars.
Sheen’s other ex-wife, Denise Richards, and their two daughters – Sam, 11, and Lola, 10 – have also tested negative for the virus.