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Locklear: Why She Filed for Divorce
February 8, 2006
After more than 11 years of marriage, HEATHER LOCKLEAR, 44, and her rocker husband, RICHIE SAMBORA, 46, are calling it quits. In court papers filed last week, Locklear cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split.
Now, reasons behind the break-up have come to light -- and they reportedly involve an inappropriate e-mail sent to Sambora, according to People magazine, on stands Friday.
Sources told the mag that the couple had been going through a "rough patch," and then Locklear found a suggestive e-mail sent to Sambora by one of their female acquaintances (who apparently was already a sore subject between them) which included some "provocative pictures." Up until that point, Locklear hadn't thought the woman and Sambora had actually been involved romantically -- but sources reveal that this incident was the final factor in her moving forward with divorce papers.
Sources close to the pair also tell the mag that Sambora claims nothing happened with this woman and he never asked for the photos to be sent.
"Heather Locklear has filed for divorce from Richie Sambora," her publicist told ET last Thursday. "This is a private matter and there will be no further comment at this time."
The "Melrose Place" star and BON JOVI guitarist have one child, 8-year-old AVA ELIZABETH. Locklear was previously married to another rocker, TOMMY LEE, until 1993.
Just last June on the red carpet at 'The Perfect Man' premiere, Sambora told our KEVIN FRAZIER what made Locklear so perfect for him: "Just look at her, I got the prettiest girl in the place everywhere I go."
Locklear also told ET only seven months ago that Sambora was the perfect guy for her, and that he was "there for me, he sings to me."
For more on the split, don't miss tonight's ET!