Heather Locklear proudly displays her tattoo in honor of Ava. Ava is her only child and has been her mom’s rock during her struggles with addiction, rehab, arrests, etc.
DailyMail.com photographed the actress, aged 61, with new tattoos on her wrist as she left the upscale Greek Taverna Tony restaurant in Malibu.
Her new tattoo says ‘Ava.’ This is the name of Heather’s daughter, who is 25 years old and whose father, Richie Sambora’s, ex-husband, is 63.
The Melrose Place alum wore a black tee shirt with yoga pants and a baseball cap that featured a smiling face. After dining with friends, she wore flip-flops and a Louis Vuitton bag.
After dining out with friends, She wore flip-flops while carrying a Louis Vuitton handbag.
Ava’s unwavering support for her mother is said to have helped Ava finally become sober in 2019.
Ava, it is reported, was there to witness her mother’s demise. It all started with a DUI following the split between Sambora and Sambora in 2006.
The following decade was a whirlwind of hospitalizations, arrests, and 20 stints at rehab.
The actress’s young daughter, heartbroken by her actions, ‘begged her mother’ to help her.
Ava has spoken out about the lessons her mother has taught her. She even credited Heather for helping her overcome her ‘debilitating anxiety.’
Heather has spoken out about Ava’s importance to her. In previous interviews, she referred to Ava as a miracle and praised her kindness and strength.
Heather’s daughter is always near her, so getting her name tattooed on her wrist was natural.
Ava reportedly witnessed her mother’s descent into evil, which began with a DUI in 2006 after Sambora and she split—a decade of hospitalizations, arrests, and rehab stints followed.
A source told People that Ava and her mother have a loving, supportive relationship. Heather was in rehab at the time.
As painful as it may be, she understands that her mom is in charge and God has the final say. She can only do what anyone else would: pray and support.
Last weekobtained exclusive photos of the 25-year-old as she picked up her master’s degree at the University of Southern California.
Ava beamed with pride as she wore her cap, and While posing, the student stole the Class of 2023 sign.
“Today, I will receive a Master of Science in marriage and family therapy from USC!” Ava said.
“I am so grateful for these past two years and the amazing people I have met.” Cheers to the Class of 2023′
Her mom was at the graduation and wrote on Instagram that she is a “proud mama.” Congratulations to my baby on your MFT master’s degree. Congratulations on your MFT.
Last week, Heather attended a friend’s wedding with her fiancé Chris Heisser and posted a photo of the occasion to her Instagram.
She wrote: ‘Cheers, Mr. and Mrs. Woods’, along with a picture of the names she and Chris had written in frosting on their dessert.
Heather wrote, “Oh dear, I didn’t get married.” Later, Heather clarified, “Oh dear, it was not a marriage.” Sorry, it turned out different. I was with a friend [sic] Wedding for Whom I’ve Known [sic] All my life.
Even though she did not wear her massive engagement ring on her last outing, the couple is still together.
She announced in 2020 that she accepted his engagement three years after rekindling a relationship with Chris, her high school sweetheart.
She has been going steady with her on/off Beau since cleaning up her act following a highly-publicized stint in rehab.
They dated at Newbury Park High School in the late 70s, had multiple marriages, and have been through their fair share of ups and downs since reuniting in the fall of 2017.
Heather and Tommy Lee dated for a while before Heather began to date rockers Tommy Lee between 1986-1993, then Sambora between 1994-2006.
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