But true to form, Tommy Lee couldn’t have cared less what others thought of Locklear, after all, there was a reason they’d broken up.
When Locklear met Lee, she was known as the innocent girl next door from Dynasty.
While couples often both together decide to get a divorce, Sambora heard the news from a reporter just minutes before he was scheduled to perform with Bon Jovi.
Richie dismissed the reporter’s question as yet another rumor manufactured by the press.
Though there had been rumors for months back in 2005, both Heather and Richie maintained that their marriage was strong.
While celebrities often present a united facade in public no matter the troubles beneath the surface, Richie was genuinely shocked when Heather blindsided him with a divorce filing. The day before she filed for divorce, she found an email from a mutual friend of the couple, which included a number of inappropriate photos.
She was put off by his dance moves, which were reminiscent of the dance he later did in Risky Business. Despite her father being on staff at the university, Heather refused, taking an F, rather than giving in.
I plan for this one to last.” Following Tommy Lee’s brief introduction to Locklear, he nearly stalked her by telephone, repeatedly calling Locklear’s manager in order to try and get in touch.
Lee admitted, “I had called like a million times,” admits Tommy.
Richie insisted it was nothing, but Heather still felt betrayed. Absolutely devastated.” Richie continued to insist that nothing had happened with the other woman, but finally, issues they’d been having for years came to light. When she met Richie Sambora in 1994, she was fresh off the break up of her first marriage, to Mötley Crüe rockstar Tommy Lee.
Thinking it would help heal her, she dove headfirst into her relationship with Richie, whom she was introduced to through a mutual friend, but the relationship was difficult from the start.