Richie Sambora is shown at a photocall for Bon Jovi in Madrid today, 6/4/10, Denise is shown at a pet adoption event on 5/23/10 and a QVC pre Oscar party on 3/4/10.These two are shown together in older pictures, on 4/20/07 outside their hotel in NY City and on 9/7/06 at an event. Although things fizzled after a year, “Denise and Richie never really stopped loving each other, a close friend told The Enquirer.The two recently shared a quiet date at home, cuddling up with DVDs and popcorn, deliberately staying out of the public eye because they didn’t want to become part of the media hoopla surrounding their ex-spouses….Richards had recently broken up with Charlie Sheen for more compelling reasons like threatening to kill her and an online porn and gambling addiction.) Richards and Sambora eventually broke up after about a year, shortly before Sambora went to rehab for alcoholism.
But we made the decision as a couple not to shield our children.
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There were no homewrecking allegations against Richards at the time, as Sambora and Locklear had already split up after 11 years of marriage for other reasons.
(Locklear is said to have surprised Sambora with divorce papers after finding nude photos in his e-mail of one of his assistants.