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Richie Sambora Says He Still Loves Heather Locklear

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In a recent interview with People Magazine, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora opened up about fatherhood and the love he still has for ex-wife Heather Locklear.

Sabmora, 59, told People at the Kentucky Derby over the weekend that he and his 16-year-old daughter Ava “are close and have a candid relationship.”

He goes on to say that he still shares a close bond with Ava’s mom, ex-wife Heather Lockler, with whom he shares custody of their only daughter.

“Time does heal old wounds. I mean, I still love Heather and I know she loves me. She’s the mother of my child, man. What can you say?” he said.

He also gushes about his daughter, saying “She is an amazing kid” and talks about her pursuit in acting.

“She’s acting. The first audition she [went] out for was Judd Apatow’s This is 40 – and she got it. She’s been doing Disney stuff. I’m really proud of her – she’s just a joy. My favorite girl – her and my mom, I always say,” said Sambora.

Sambora and Lockler married in Paris in 1994 and later finalized their divorce in 2007.

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