"I wonder what he promised her," she tells PEOPLE. "I just don't want to see her hurt"

By Stephen M. Silverman and Johnny Dodd
March 01, 2011 04:00 PM
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Charlie Sheen shares his Los Angeles home with what he calls his two “goddesses” – but even heavenly creatures have mothers, and moms worry.

Marie Oberlin, who lives in Woodburn, Ind., is the mother of Hustler and Penthouse model Rachel Oberlin, who also went by the name of Bree Olson at the time she did adult films. (Sheen’s other goddess is former nanny and model Natalie Kenly). Marie spoke to PEOPLE, and made it clear she doesn’t approve of her daughter’s living arrangement.

“I was doing laundry this morning and I had the TV on in the background,” said Oberlin about how she learned of her daughter’s situation. “I was walking by with a load of laundry and I heard [Sheen] say something about goddesses. And I thought, ‘Oh brother, what is he talking about?’ I didn’t know he was talking about my daughter. I thought he was talking about his ex wife or something.”

Once she heard Rachel’s name, Marie reached out to her child.

“I tried calling Rachel right after that. I wanted to talk to her. But there was no answer,” said Oberlin, adding, “I wonder what he promised her I just don’t want to see her hurt.”

Sheen, however, doesn’t buy Marie’s message. “Rachel’s never been better taken care of, safer, more loved, and she’s finally getting the life she deserves,” he told PEOPLE. “I’m honored to be in a position to help give it to her.”

When asked by PEOPLE if she has any qualms about the arrangement, Rachel Oberlin had nothing but glowing things to say about Sheen and getting along with Kenly. “Charlie is a great man, he is an awesome provider, he can provide the lifestyle to accommodate a relationship such as what the three of us have, and I ve never been in a relationship before where a man was able to do that so this is great.”

What a Mom Wants

In her mother-daughter conversations, Marie says, she finds Rachel vague when it comes to details on life at Chez Sheen. “I just wish I could get in touch with someone who could give me some insight into all this. I just want to know what he is thinking,” Marie says. “Rachel calls me about once a week and says, ‘Hi, mom. It’s me. Everything is okay.’ But I can’t get much more out of her than that.”

Rachel, now 24, moved to L.A. six years ago, when she was 18. “What would I tell her? She needs to think about her future. I’d tell her that just like [in] The Wizard of Oz, there’s no place like home. She was a straight-A student in school. But she’s an adult now. I don’t know what advice I can give an adult.”

Not that Mom is standing still. “I pray every day to God that she will wake up and say, ‘This is not for me. This is not how I want my life to be.’ ”

Daughter Oberlin, however, likes where she is. She says: “I’m getting my cake and eating it, too.”

With additional reporting by ELIZABETH LEONARD