Richie Sambora is still in love with his ex wife. Yes the rocker after so many years still shares a close bond with actress Heather Locklear. The fifty nine year old Bon Jovi lead guitarist also shares a sixteen year old daughter called Ava with her. The former couple were married on December 17, 1994 and their divorce was finalized in 2007 says she will hold special place in his heart. He said:
”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?”
Richie insists Ava is his ”favourite girl” and gushed about how proud he is of what the teen star has achieved. He told PEOPLE magazine:
”She and I are close and have a candid relationship.
”Boundaries are set.
”That doesn’t budge. She is an amazing kid and dedicated to school. 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 favourite girl – her and my mum, I always say.”
He also once said that it is good for Locklear and himself to keep on god terms for the sake of their child. He explained:
”If you don’t get along you are messing the kid up. That’s what happens.
”So you have to put that before whatever s**t is going on. Communication has got to come first. There’s a cooling off period obviously, as you know – it takes time. It was almost 10 years ago though. So we’re fine.
”Thanksgiving or Christmas, we all spend it together.”