Hot couple alert: Denise Richards and Nikki Sixx!

Dec 17, 2010 at 8:03 p.m. ET

Denise Richards hasn't gotten over her taste for bad boys -- the Wild Things star is dating Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx.

Denise Richards

Denise Richards hasn't learned her lesson from the debacles of her relationships with bad boys Charlie Sheen and Richie Sambora. The 39-year-old actress has revealed her latest playmate is none other than Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx!

Richards, still recovering mentally and emotionally from a disaster of a trip with Charlie Sheen that saw her ex husband hospitalized after trashing a hotel room while his date, the porn star, hid in the bathroom, spilled the beans on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live.

"What is considered dating?" she said, when questioned about the fling.

"We have been out on a few dates, yes."

Denise Richards and Nikki Sixx are taking it easy and seeing what happens. "You want, if anything's gonna develop, you want it to develop on its own," Richards said. "That's the God's honest truth, we're taking it very slowly."

Nikki Sixx, 56, has been most recently tied to reality star and tattoo artist Kat Von D. Richards' marriage to Charlie Sheen ended in 2007, after which she was tied to Richie Sambora, the ex-husband of her ex-BFF Heather Locklear.