Heather Locklear Vacations with Richie SamboraBy: Mike Fossum - April 1, 2014
Actress Heather Locklear and Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora were spotted walking the beach together in Kona, Hawaii on Sunday. After being married for 13 years, the two divorced in 2007, though have maintained an amicable relationship. The two have one daughter together, Ava, who is 16.
The divorce made headlines after Sambora, 54, began dating Charlie Sheen ex Denise Richards, shortly after his separation from Locklear. Richards and Locklear were close friends at the time, which added insult to injury. Locklear, 52, went on to start a relationship with Melrose Place costar Jack Wagner, which lasted 4 years.
Locklear is best known for her television roles as Sammy Jo Carrington on Dynasty, Officer Stacy Sheridan on T.J. Hooker, Amanda Woodward on Melrose Place and as Caitlin Moore on Spin City.
Both Locklear and Sambora have seen substance abuse-related mishaps over the years, and both have been arrested for driving under the influence, as well as checking into rehab facilities. In March, 2008 Locklear’s doctor called 911 claiming that he thought his patient was suicidal, but emergency personnel deemed the actress to be fine upon arriving at her Westlake Village home.
In January, 2012 Locklear’s sister called the authorities, believing the actress was in danger after ingesting alcohol along with prescription medication. Locklear spent some time at Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks, California after the incident.
Also in March, 2008 Sambora was arrested for driving under the influence in Laguna Beach. Daughter Ava, who was ten, was a passenger in the vehicle at the time.
Locklear and Sambora were both able to recover. Locklear is now featured on TNT’s legal comedy-drama Franklin & Bash, and Sambora was allowed to bring his talkbox back on tour with Bon Jovi.
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