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PHOTO: Heather Locklear's Daughter Is All Grown Up – and a Cheerleader

Ava Sambora Sports Her Cheerleading Uniform

Originally posted 02/01/2012 07:45PM

Three cheers for Ava Sambora!

Heather Locklear may currently be under a doctor's care following her recent hospitalization, but that isn't stopping her daughter from stepping out with a smile.

Sambora, 14 – who is Locklear's only child with ex-husband Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi – sported her cheerleading uniform on Wednesday while photographed in Calabasas, Calif., with a big grin on her face.

"I actually love wearing my cheer uniform to school," the blonde teen Tweeted on Tuesday, followed by a chipper post the next day that said, "Yayy its [sic] february!"

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Denise Richards & Richie Sambora Back Together for Friend's B-Day Bash | Denise Richards, Richie Sambora

Denise Richards & Richie Sambora Back Together for Friend's B-Day Bash

Originally posted 11/10/2011 06:00AM

They're back on! Denise Richards and Richie Sambora celebrated a friend's birthday at the newly opened Rosa Mexicano in West Hollywood. The on-again couple arrived on the later side – after dinner was served – but they were in festive spirits for the bash, which was held in the restaurant's private dining room. Guests including Megan Fox and husband Brian Austin Green shared a round of the restaurant's famous frozen pomegranate margaritas. When it was time to go, Greene and Richards slipped out the back door to avoid the paparazzi. – Liza Hamm

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Richie Sambora Leaves Tour Reportedly for Rehab

Richie Sambora Leaves Tour Reportedly for Rehab

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

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Richie Sambora Ready to Meet His 'Future Ex-Wife'

Richie Sambora Ready to Meet His 'Future Ex-Wife'

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.

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Heather Locklear: 'I've Been Better'

Heather Locklear: 'I've Been Better'

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."

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Heather and Richie Reuniting for Thanksgiving | Heather Locklear, Richie Sambora

Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora Reuniting for Thanksgiving

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.

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Richie Sambora Will Support Heather Locklear | Heather Locklear, Richie Sambora


Richie Sambora Will Support Heather Locklear

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."

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Denise Richards: Relationship With Sambora No Affair | Denise Richards

Denise Richards: Relationship With Sambora No Affair

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.

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Owen Wilson's Weekend with Richie and Vince | Owen Wilson, Richie Sambora, Vince Vaughn

Owen Wilson's Weekend with Richie Sambora and Vince Vaughn

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.

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Richie Sambora Gets Probation in DUI Case

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UpdatePosted 04/22/2008 05:15PM

Richie Sambora Gets Probation in DUI Case

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.

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