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OTRC: Nikki Sixx dating Denise Richards, Charlie Sheen's ex-wife?

Denise Richards appears in a scene from the Spike TV show 'Blue Mountain High in 2010. / Nikki Sixx appears in a photo posted on his Facebook page on August 10, 2010. (Spike TV / facebook.com/pages/Nikki-Sixx)

Nikki Sixx, bassist of rock band Motley Crue, is reportedly dating actress Denise Richards, the ex-wife of Charlie Sheen.

Sixx, 52, and Richards, 39, have not commented on the report, carried by Us Weekly. Sixx was previously linked to Kat Von D, a tattoo artist and star of TLC reality show "LA Ink". He has been married twice, to two Playboy models, with whom he has four children.

Richards is known for movies such as "Starship Troopers" and stars in the new Spike TV series "Blue Mountain State". She and Sheen were married between 2002 and 2006 and they have two daughters, Sam, 6 and Lola, 5. She also dated Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora between 2006 and 2007.

Sheen, star of "Two and a Half Men", has made headlines in recent months due to an October outburst at New York's Plaza hotel, made while he was under the influence of an unknown substance, and a December 2009 confrontation with his estranged wife Brooke Mueller.

Sixx and Richards follow each other's status updates on Twitter. Us quoted a source close to Sixx and Richards as saying the two "have been neighbors for years" adding that "They have a lot in common and are taking things slowly." The pair dined together on Sunday in Calabasas, California, the magazine said.

"At dinner with my lovely family & a midnight rendezvous planned with a beautiful maiden. A pirates life for me," Sixx said on his Twitter page on Saturday, adding on Sunday: "Perfect end to a perfect weekend..Thanks for all the b-day spankings..:)"

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