Denise was the mother of Chelsea Fielding who spent most of her life away from her daughter in Paris, France. After Chelsea's father died, she went to stay with her uncle, Matt Fielding, in Los Angeles. Denise arrived a few weeks later wanting to take her back to Paris with her.
However, Matt served her with court papers, preventing her from leaving the state with Chelsea, which meant she had to stay a little longer.
Matt and Denise reached a shared custody agreement, but during Chelsea's first stay at her mom's hotel, Denise passed out drunk while her friend Dex tried to seduce her, causing Chelsea to run back to Matt.