Actor Charlie Sheen, 45, opened up Tuesday morning about his relationship with live-in girlfriends Natalie Kenly and Rachel Oberlin, whom he calls "The Natty" and "The Rach" or, collectively, "The Goddesses."

"These women don't judge me. They don't judge me," Sheen told The Today Show. "They don't lead with opinion. They don't lead with their own needs all the time. They're honest enough to tell me, 'Hey, look, you — you know, park your nonsense. You gotta help me solve this.' And we solve it."

The Two and a Half Men star has recently been suspended by CBS after the network and Warner Bros. announced it will shut down production of the show for the rest of the season due to Sheen's erratic behavior, which included drug abuse, drinking binges, and several verbal attacks on Chuck Lorre, the show's creator. Warner Bros. announced that it will compensate the show's crew for four of the remaining eight episodes. Sheen claimed that the gesture was in response to pressure he placed on the studio. "Who else is applying pressure? Jon Cryer? Angus [T. Jones]? Anybody? Nobody's applying pressure. No one's doing anything."

In response to fans' stunned reactions to Part One of the interview, Sheen replied, "I'm entertained as hell … I'm laughing. And I'm laughing with The Goddesses, I'm laughing with my friends. And everybody's like, 'Well, did they expect it to be like a normal interview? Did they expect it to be just conventional and boring and whatever else?' No man, we're shakin' the tree. We're shakin' all the trees."


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Do The Goddesses agree? Kenly, a self-described porn star and the more vocal of the two ladies that make up Sheen's better half, explained that the relationship is "awesome" and that she has "respect" for "Charlie as a man" and "as the head of this household." When asked if she was able to put the "grandiose" Sheen in his place, she said, "If there is something I think is a little bad of an idea I might say, 'Hey babe let's think about it this way,' and it works. You know, the system works for us."

The girls help out with the kids, too — twin boys Bob and Max — whom Sheen had with his ex, Brooke Mueller. On looking after the boys, Sheen said of his girlfriends, "If I can't be there, they're there. Everybody helps out …. There's nothing broken here."

Something must have been broken for Sheen's longtime publicist, Stan Rosenfield, who tendered his resignation on Monday. He released a statement saying, "I have worked with Charlie Sheen for a long time and care about him very much. However, at this time, I'm unable to work effectively as his publicist and have respectfully resigned." Sheen's explanation for the unexpected departure? Things got "too gnarly" for Rosenfield, and he couldn't handle the pressure. —KIMBERLY STEELE

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