updated 04/19/2011 AT 12:10 PM ET
•originally published 04/19/2011 AT 12:15 PM ET
Charlie Sheen may be winning onstage – but will he win in family court?
The actor, 45, arrived in Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday morning to seek full custody of his twin boys, Bob and Max, 2, with Brooke Mueller, the actor’s lawyer Mark P. Gross confirms.
The actor was seen looking serious as he arrived in a black Rolls-Royce. Mueller, 33, wearing a multicolored top with a black skirt, showed up early with her attorneys and looked pensive. At the beginning of the hearing, which started at 9:30 a.m., the judge agreed to close the courtroom and the hearing was to be held behind closed doors.
Sheen, who’s midway through his North American live tour, told a Mashantucket, Conn., audience on Sunday that he was returning to L.A. to “get my kids back” after his estranged wife missed a mandatory drug test Friday.