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April 13, 2007

Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora Divorce Final

Heather Locklear’s divorce from Bon Jovi rocker Richie Sambora is officially final, and “Extra” has the divorce papers.

The ex-couple’s lawyers met with a judge on Wednesday to finalize the settlement, and divorce documents reveal the two will decide on splitting their assets at a later date.

After 11 years of marriage and a beautiful 9-year-old daughter, the couple is legally free to move on with their newly single lives.

Since they separated, Richie has been romancing Heather’s former friend Denise Richards. But could they ever be friends again?

“Why not? Of course, we’re all adults,” Sambora said.
Click here to see the court papers

E! news - Locklear, Sambora: Single
Access Hollywood - Richie & Heather: Officially Divorced
E! news - Locklear, Sambora: Single

by Gina Serpe
Fourteen months, three judges, two rebound flings and countless tabloid covers after first filing for divorce, Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora have officially uncoupled.

A Los Angeles judge signed off on the twosome's divorce Wednesday after lawyers for both parties came to terms on a settlement.

While neither side has disclosed terms of the deal, when Locklear filed for the divorce in February 2006, she requested that the court uphold the terms of the duo's prenuptial agreement.

In papers filed by Sambora the following month, he too requested that the prenuptial agreement be enforced and did not appear to challenge Locklear on the issue of custody over their nine-year-old daughter, Ava Elizabeth.

In her divorce filing, the former Melrose Place star sought joint custody for the child, but also requested physical custody over the girl. Sambora seconded the joint custody request, but it's unclear if he was as agreeable over the arrangement for physical custody.

While the personal goings-on of Sambora and Locklear have been splashed out on the pages of the glossies in the year since they've split, the inner goings-on of their actual divorce is less clear-cut, and, it seems, by design: the twosome vetoed two Los Angeles Superior Court judges in the month after they split in lieu of working out a settlement before a private judge.

After 11 years of marriage, the 45-year-old actress filed for divorce on Feb. 2, 2006, citing irreconcilable differences with the Bon Jovi rocker. In the months that followed, a soap opera worthy of Locklear's TV past began playing out, with Sambora taking up with Locklear's former best friend and neighbor Denise Richards, while Locklear herself moved on to a fleeting relationship with David Spade.

The pair wed in Paris in 1994.

And after a rocky start as singletons, it seems both stars are rebounding nicely.

Locklear, who was previously married to Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, recently filmed the ABC comedy pilot See Jayne Run and has reportedly romantically moved on to former Melrose costar Jack Wagner.

The 47-year-old rocker, meanwhile, has spent his days getting all dolled up.

Sambora and bandmate Jon Bon Jovi, though sadly not Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres or keyboardist David Bryan, have been made into action figures by McFarlane Toys. The dolls are due out in August and will retail for $10-12 a pop.

Access Hollywood - Richie & Heather: Officially Divorced

(CLICK HERE to view the final divorce docs)

LOS ANGELES (April 12, 2007) -- Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora are officially single again.

The couple finalized their divorce settlement on Wednesday, after dissolution of marriage was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Access Hollywood has learned.

The couple was married for 11 years. They have a 9-year-old daughter, Ava Elizabeth.

Heather, 45, filed for divorce from Richie, 47, in February 2006. A month later, he filed papers seeking joint custody and asking to have the terms of a prenuptial agreement enforced.

In the dissolution papers, Heather indicated she is not receiving child support from Richie.

After being romantically linked to David Spade in the past, Heather has recently been rumored to be dating her former "Melrose Place" co-star Jack Wagner.

Richie is dating Heather's former best friend Denise Richards.

Posted by riesambo at April 13, 2007 12:46 AM