Richie Sambora Supporting Locklear While She Seeks Help
First Published: June 26, 2008 2:16 PM EDT Credit: Associated Press
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- While his ex-wife seeks treatment for “psychological issues,” Richie Sambora is ready to support Heather Locklear any way he can, according to People.
Earlier this week, the 46-year-old Locklear checked herself into a treatment facility in Arizona dealing with anxiety and depression. And while they may no longer be together, Sambora is still firmly in Locklear’s corner.
“Without a doubt, he’s there for his daughter and her mother,” a friend of Sambora told People. “They may be divorced, but they are raising a little girl they both love very much.”
Sambora and Locklear split in 2006 after being married for 12 years. They have a 10-year-old daughter, Ava.
And while the rocker is on the road touring with Bon Jovi in England until the end of the month, if Locklear calls on her ex, the friend says he’ll be there for her.
“I’m sure he’s available if Heather should need something and certainly for Ava,” the friend added.
A rep for Locklear released the following statement to Access Hollywood when news of the celebrity entering the facility broke this week:
“Heather has been dealing with anxiety and depression. She requested an in-depth evaluation of her medication and entered into a medical facility for proper diagnosis and treatment. This is a confidential medical matter and no further statement will be released.”
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