AceShowbiz - Denise Richards couldn't stop her tears from rolling down when she opened up about the health issue that her daughter Eloise has been suffering for years. Even though the reality TV star and actress said that the 8-year-old girl is "doing really good" now, she couldn't help but break down while recalling the time when Eloise was first diagnosed with chromosome disorder.
During "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" reunion special, she explained through tears, "She has a deletion in chromosome 8 which has caused many delays with her and it's caused a lot with speech development." Revealing that Eloise was only two years old when she was first diagnosed, Denise continued, "It was a very difficult thing to diagnose. She went through a lot of--."
When her co-star Erika Girardi asked whether the little girl "was missing a lot of milestones," Denise answered, "Yes. It was really hard. When I saw what was written on the medical report to get the blood test and all the testing done it was hard to see it in black and white." That was when the "Wild Things" star really started to break down, prompting Kyle Richards, Dorit Kemsley, Teddi Mellencamp and Lisa Rinna to cry as well.
"It's just hard to see it with your kid, you know?" Denise said.
Eloise is the daughter that Denise adopted back in 2011. She also has two daughters, Lola and Sam, from her marriage with Charlie Sheen.
Earlier this year, Denise detailed Eloise's chromosome disorder in an interview with PEOPLE. "She wasn't able to sit up on her own for a very long time, and she didn't start walking until she was 2, and that was with physical therapy," she said. "She can only say a handful of words. And there are times when she feels like her age in understanding, and then other times where it feels she's emotionally 3 years old."
Even though Denise found it "very challenging," she's still optimistic. "As a parent, you want what's best for your children, and you just do it."