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Originally posted 12/04/2008 01:55PM
Heather Locklear acknowledged she's endured a "tough" year – marked by a DUI and treatment for depression and anxiety – but said her life is back on track.
"I've been better, but I'm good today," Locklear, 47, said Wednesday on The Tonight Show. "Here I am, safe and sound."
Asked by Jay Leno if she would have done anything differently this year, she joked, "I would have stayed in my house."
But she said that although she learned "hard lessons," she "wouldn't have done anything differently because, here I am today, happy and healthy, and lessons are to learn."
Originally posted 11/24/2008 01:55PM
Heather Locklear 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.
Originally posted 06/25/2008 02:55PM
They're no longer together, but Heather Locklear can still count on her ex-husband Richie Sambora.
As Locklear, 46, seeks treatment for depression and anxiety at an Arizona facility, the Melrose Place star has Sambora firmly in her corner, says a friend of the couple, who have a 10-year-old daughter, Ava.
"Without a doubt, he's there for his daughter and her mother," a friend of the Bon Jovi guitarist tells PEOPLE. "They may be divorced, but they are raising a little girl they both love very much."
Originally posted 05/14/2008 03:25PM
With her reality show Denise Richards: It's Complicated set to bow May 26, Denise Richards is clearing the air about what really happened between her and Richie Sambora when he was married to Heather Locklear.
Originally posted 04/27/2008 02:30PM
As his Marley & Me costar Jennifer Aniston was seen enjoying mealtimes with John Mayer in Miami, Owen Wilson's weekend found him socializing with Richie Sambora as well as with his Wedding Crashers costar, Vince Vaughn.
Late Friday night at Nobu at the Shore Club – looking "a little disheveled and withdrawn from everyone," a source tells PEOPLE – Wilson dined with a group of buddies before making his way to the Florida Room at Delano, where he met up with an unlikely pal: Sambora.
Originally posted 04/22/2008 01:25PM
Richie Sambora pleaded guilty to one count of drunk driving in a Newport Beach, Calif. court Tuesday.
He was sentenced to three years probation, a three-month alcohol education class, and ordered to pay fees.
The Bon Jovi guitarist, 48,was not present in court, but a lawyer showed on his behalf.
Originally posted 04/14/2008 03:30PM
Police have recommended to prosecutors that Richie Sambora be charged with DUI and child endangerment – both as misdemeanors – stemming from his March 25 arrest, says a source close to the case.
Last week, Laguna Beach Police handed over the case to the Orange County Calif. District Attorney's Office, which has not announced any formal charges yet.
"Because the case is under review, I can't discuss the details," DA spokeswoman Farrah Emami told PEOPLE. "Ultimately, we have to base our decision on the available evidence."
If Sambora is formally charged with both misdemeanors, a jail sentence is likely, legal experts say.
Originally posted 04/01/2008 11:30AM
In his first public appearance since his DUI arrest, Richie Sambora gave a shout-out to an important group of people – his fans – during the Bon Jovi concert Monday night in Denver.
Near the end of the band's set, Jon Bon Jovi introduced Sambora to the crowd and then exited the stage. Sambora, sporting black leather pants and a long, purple overcoat, walked to the center-stage microphone and addressed the crowd:
Originally posted 03/26/2008 01:00PM
Richie Sambora was arrested on a DUI charge in Laguna Beach, Calif., Tuesday night after he was pulled over with his girlfriend and 10-year-old daughter in the car.
The Bon Jovi guitarist was stopped around 10:52 p.m. after police said they spotted him weaving on the road, Laguna Beach Police Sgt. Jason Kravetz tells PEOPLE. Sambora was driving a Hummer and was with his girlfriend, daughter Ava (whose mother is ex-wife Heather Locklear) and another unidentified juvenile girl.
Sambora was given a blood alcohol test – "He smelled of alcohol," Kravetz says – and he was "quiet and cooperative and he didn't cause any problems," he added.
Sambora was later released from custody on his own recognizance at about 4 a.m. He is scheduled to appear in court for arraignment on May 7.
Originally posted 02/13/2008 09:15AM
When Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora entered rehab last year, he had "hit bottom."
On an emotional night dedicated to his father, Sambora opened up to PEOPLE about how he barely survived last year – the toughest of his life. "I got divorced [from Heather Locklear], I was going through a custody battle, I was having alcohol addiction problems, my dad was dying," Sambora, 48, said before taking the stage with Bon Jovi for a benefit concert at Manhattan's Hammerstein Ballroom Tuesday. The yearlong "Stand Up For A Cure" concert series will raise money for lung cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where Sambora's father, Adam Sambora, was cared for at the end of his life.
Sambora says of his recent experiences, "It was a gang tackle from hell, basically. And crawling out of that wreckage was a very triumphant victory."
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