01/18/2012 02:55 pm ET

Denise Richards: 'Charlie Sheen Is Like My Brother'

We suppose a modern family is better than a dysfunctional one. Fresh off of a tropical getaway with ex-husband Charlie Sheen and the couple's two daughters, Denise Richards had quite an interesting way of describing her relationship with the self-described former warlock.

"We've actually become like brother and sister, we really have," the "30 Rock" guest star told Access Hollywood. "We've become very, very good friends and we wanted to have a trip with our daughters ... We actually get along."

So how does the pair keep from rehashing past marital problems? Richards credits her two daughters, -- Sam, 7, and Lola, 6 -- for keeping things cordial: "If you're divorced, it's no longer about you anymore."

Quite a mature comment coming from the "leader of the idiots" -- Richards' character on the forthcoming "30 Rock" episode.

Click over to Access Hollywood for more details.

Check out Charlie and Denise's fellow celebrity families below:

Celebrity Kids: Out And About