Divorce for Heather Locklear & Richie Sambora

Heather Locklear has decided that Richie Sambora is not the perfect man after all."After 10 years of marriage, Heather Locklear has filed for divorce from Richie Sambora," Heather's mouthpiece told People.com. "This is a private matter and there will be no further comment at this time."Back in November, rumors started to swirl that there was trouble in rock 'n' roll paradise when a relative of the Bon Jovi star told someone the couple had split. The following month, the New York Daily News reported things had gotten worse. "Richie Sambora and Heather Locklear are due to celebrate their 11th anniversary Dec. 17," wrote gossip columnists Rush & Molloy, "but...their marriage may not last much past that." So what went wrong? Rumor has it that Heather's career was the biggest factor. Known for being a TV series go-to girl -- she saved Melrose Place and Spin City -- her last show, LAX, tanked. Then there was the lame movie she made with Hilary Duff last summer (The Perfect Man). Her career was in a slump, so Heather reportedly became obsessed about reviving it. Richie, who cared more about having a second child than Heather's career, got fed up. Their daughter, Ava, is 8.There were indicators that things were amiss. Heather was noticeably missing from the latest Bon Jovi tour, choosing to stick around L.A. and focus on work. And when she celebrated her birthday in September, she invited her ex-husband, Tommy Lee, to join the party, but there was no sign of Richie. When the rumors first broke, the couple issued a joint statement denying trouble. "The real story is that there is no story," they said in a joint statement. "The truth is that after 11 years together, we are still happily married. Boring but true." Yet another perfect example of how there's truth to every rumor. Related: Heather & Richie : The Next Nick & Jessica?Celebrity Splits 2006
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