Heather Locklear: Her Ex Husband’s Wiki: Everything To Know About Richie Sambora

Richie Sambora is the former husband of Heather Locklear and the lead guitarist for Bon Jovi. Check out his life including his net worth and facts about his family.

Richie Sambora

Richard Stephen “Richie” Sambora was born on July 11, 1959. He is a rock guitarist, producer, singer, and songwriter. His most notable job would be the lead guitar for Bon Jovi, a rock band that has been together for 30 years. Richie Sambora was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. His parents are Joan and Adam. Joan was a secretary while Adam a foreman in a factory. His first foray into the music world was through an accordion. The Accordion was the first instrument he ever tried to play and he started playing when he was just six. He didn’t find his way to the guitar until he was 12 years old with his inspiration being the death of Jimi Hendrix. Richie Sambora felt that he was influenced by mainly rock and roll and blues via The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Page, and more. He found his way to love Spanish classical music and became very interested in the Spanish guitar.

Richie Sambora was mainly the lead guitarist for Bon Jovi but that doesn’t mean that’s all he did. He co wrote a lot of the songs they performed including ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ and ‘You Give Love a Bad Name.’ He’s also known for the song ‘It’s My Life.’

The current Bon Jovi crew. front from left, drummer Tico Torres, singer Jon Bon Jovi and keyboardist David Bryan, and back row from left, guitarist Phil X and bassist Hugh McDonald.

Richie Sambora joined Bon Jovi when the former lead guitarist Dave Sabo decided to leave,in the 1980’s. In the 1990’s Richie Sambora decided to release his own solo album called, ‘Stranger in This Town,’ and unlike a lot of solo albums, his was very successful. This led to the creation of another album called ‘Undiscovered Soul’ that was released seven years later. Some of Richie Sambora’s hits include: ‘Ballad of Youth’
‘Stranger in This Town’
‘Undiscovered Soul’
‘I’ll Always Walk Beside You’ ‘Sugar Daddy’

Richie Sambora paid a cool $4 million dollars for his Calabas mansion. He purchased it from Randy Wolf in 2008. It’s 10,204 square feet and it has eight bathrooms, a home theater, and a gourmet kitchen.

Love, Life and Ex- Husband Status

Richie Sambora is the ex husband of Heather Locklear though like most famous rock stars he’s been linked to many different women working and living in Hollywood.
These women include Tracy Seylaz, Claudia Schiffer, Samantha Phillips and Diane Lane. In 1994 he married Heather Locklear and they remained married for around thirteen years. They were married from 1994 until 2007 when they decided it was best to go their separate ways.He only has one daughter, with his ex wife, Heather Locklear. Their daughter is named Ava Elizabeth Sambora.

Heather Locklear Richie Sambora and their daughter Ava Elizabeth Sambora from 2006 when their daughter was eight years old.

Before Heather Locklear married Richie Sambora, Heather Locklear was married to Tommy Lee, the infamous Motley Crue drummer. They were married from 1986 to 1993. The two did in fact have a prenuptial agreement. She then married Richie Sambora and they had their only child in 1997. Their daughter Ava is an aspiring actress and she’s already entered the modeling world. Heather Locklear left Richie Sambora and jumped into a relationship with Jack Wagner, her old co-star from ‘Melrose Place.’


Richie Sambora not only plays guitar, he plays piano, bass, drums, trumpet, saxophone and accordion. He was cited saying he played in around thirty different bands before he settled on Bon Jovi. He was entered into the Song Writers Hall of Fame in 2009 Other awards he was honored with include: 2008, CMT Music Awards — Collaborative Video of the Year: Winner
2008, CMT Music Awards — Group Video of the Year: Nominee
2006, Grammy — Best Country Collaboration With Vocals: Winner
2006, CMT Music Awards — Collaborative Video of the Year: Winner His most famous accomplishments are the songs ‘Livin’ on a Prayer,’ ‘It’s My Life’ and ‘Always.’ Currently, he plays in RSO Which is Richie Sambora and Orianthi.
Not only is he in a band with Orianthi he is dating her as well.


In 2007 Richie Sambora went to rehab in LA to treat his alcoholism. After he finished rehab he continued outpatient therapy and stated: “I was just drinking too much and I needed to get my life together. I’m still in therapy and stuff like that, but it’s good. I’m great. I feel fine.” In 2011 Richie Sambora went back to rehab.

Richie Sambora: Charity Work

Richie Sambora is into donating and supporting many charities. These include: Dream Street
The Steve Young Forever Young Foundation
Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s Disease Charity
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center M D Anderson
Stand Up For a Cure Sambora launched ‘You Can Go Home’ and then donated money to help renovate his high school.

Richie Sambora’s Net Worth

Richie Sambora’s net worth is about $65 million dollars. This is no shocker since he’s been with Bon Jovi for thirty years.

Heather Locklear’s net worth is an estimated $25 million dollars.