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Originally posted 04/28/2011 06:35PM
Richie Sambora got a vote of confidence from his bandmates in Bon Jovi as he takes a temporary break from the tour, reportedly to enter a treatment center.
"Our support for Richie is absolute," Bon Jovi says in a statement Thursday. "He is, and will remain, a member of Bon Jovi. Although he will be absent from upcoming shows for the time being, we very much look forward to his healthy return. In the meantime, we will keep our commitment to our fans and continue our tour."
The band, whose next stop is April 30 in New Orleans, did not cite a reason for Sambora's absence. But online reports say the guitarist, 52, is getting rehab for his sobriety and exhaustion. – Joey Bartolomeo
Originally posted 02/20/2011 10:00AM
Richie Sambora is looking for his Mrs. Right – or at least Mrs. Right, for now.
"I'm on a search for my future ex-wife," the Bon Jovi guitarist, 51, told PEOPLE at the N.Y.C. Fashion Week Style 360 afterparty for his line, White Trash Beautiful.
All joking aside, Sambora – whose 2006 split from Heather Locklear came after 11 years of marriage – is ready to settle down, which can only mean one thing: more kids.
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:
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