Locklear and Sambora in 2005
and ex-husband Richie Sambora are embracing the spirit of Thanksgiving by celebrating the holiday together – along with Locklear's boyfriend – this year.
"Richie and Heather are spending Thanksgiving together with [daughter] Ava," a friend of Locklear's tells PEOPLE. "Jack [Wagner] and a few good friends will also be having dinner with them."
Locklear, 47, and Sambora, 49, split in 2006 after 12 years of marriage, but they continue to be supportive of each other, and to co-parent their 11 year old daughter.
"They may be divorced, but they are raising a little girl they both love very much," a friend of the Bon Jovi guitarist told PEOPLE in June
after Locklear sought treatment for depression and anxiety.
"Heather and Richie are very supportive of each other," Locklear's friend adds. "They talk all the time, and anytime Ava has something important happening they are there together. It's going to be a very nice Thanksgiving for everyone."
Sambora, who was a presenter at Sunday's American Music Awards, tells hollyscoop.com
that "everything is really cool," between him and his ex-wife.
He also tells the site, which broke news of their Thanksgiving plans, that Locklear is "doing fantastic" following her DUI arrest
2006: Heather shocked by Richie's relationship with former friend Denise Richards