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    Brooke Mueller Released From the Hospital, Heading to Spa

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    Brooke Mueller is one step closer to reunion and reconciliation.

    E! News confirms that Charlie Sheen's 32-year-old wife was released from the Los Angeles hospital where she spent most of last week in ICU for pneumonia in both of her lungs.

    The embattled couple will return to an Aspen courtroom on Feb. 8 to try to have the state-mandated order of protection stemming from their Christmas Day debacle lifted.

    In the meantime, Brooke is jetting off to an undisclosed spa for a little time off, her mother, Moira Fiore, tells E! News.

    "Brooke is going to get some rest and relaxation," she says. "We're hoping to go to a spa, if she doesn't get scared off."

    Fiore kept a tight lip about their actual destination, though.

    "We're going somewhere; I don't want to say where right now. I don't want a lot of people there," she says.

    Mueller contracted pneumonia due to an oral infection from having a wisdom tooth extracted.

    While she continues the recuperation process, the couple's twin boys are staying with their famous father.

    In the meantime, Charlie's ex-wife Denise Richards is on Oprah today talking about her relationship with the actor and father of her two daughters.

    "It's sad," she tells Oprah Winfrey of the current situation between Charlie and Brooke. "Perhaps people can understand what I went through."

    Denise says her ex-husband never hit her, but "Charlie has a very sharp tongue" and they had "heated arguments that scared." She also confesses that he pushed and shoved her enough to bring her to seek a protective order.

    "I was in a very dark place, especially when I filed the restraining order. I was humiliated. I was scared. I was embarrassed," she admits.

    The two have since made peace for the sake of their children.

    —Reporting by Aly Weisman

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    Check out Charlie and Brooke's better days in our gallery.

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