Locklear, Sambora Become Newest Victims of Divorce Epidemic
February 3, 2006

Heather Locklear and rocker husband Richie Sambora are calling it quits after 11 years of marriage. Just this summer Locklear told "Extra" that Richie is "the perfect man," and we caught Richie with his wedding band on just two weeks ago.

But today comes shocking new information: Sambora was caught totally off guard during an interview with ABC Radio when they broke the news to him that Heather had filed papers. Clearly Richie, who is on tour with Bon Jovi, did not know.

Sources say Heather wants to focus more on her career. But in the divorce papers filed by Locklear Thursday, Heather cites irreconcilable differences. She is also seeking custody of their 8-year-old daughter, Ava, and asking that their 1994 prenuptial agreement be enforced.

Millions are at stake in the explosive divorce -- including a $3.2 million Los Angeles home and a $3.6 million retreat in ritzy Laguna Beach, Calif.

The shocking split is shocking everyone in Hollywood, including Pamela Anderson. We broke the news to the "Stacked" star at the Viva Glam Mac Party in New York. "I think it's really difficult to have a relationship, period," she said. "Relationships are hard."

Meanwhile, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie bombarded Berlin. But on "Nightline" Thursday night, a pregnant Angelina dropped this bomb: "I never planned to give birth to children."

And it's Nick (Lachey) at night as Jessica Simpson's ex was caught ducking out the back door at Hollywood's trendy Roosevelt Hotel as his rumored gal pal, Elizabeth Arnold, walked out the front. The couple left separately after getting hot and heavy on the dance floor.

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