Actress Denise Richards fired her nanny because she spoke ill of her ex-husband in front of the couple’s young daughters, reports.

Despite the former Bond girl’s bitter divorce and custody battle with ex-husband Charlie Sheen, she insists no one in her employ speaks critically about her girls’ father when they’re in earshot. Richards says, “I actually fired a nanny once for bashing Charlie in front of the girls. Charlie is their dad, so if I insult their father it’s an insult to them. I don’t want them ever to feel torn between the two of us.”

Richards only regrets the former couple can no longer be friends. She tells Redbook magazine, “Charlie is truly a stranger to me, and that’s the really sad part. I know many people who have gotten divorced and remained good friends, and I envy that because it’s obviously much healthier for the kids than our situation.”