Richie Sambora was criticized in the media for dating Denise Richards just months after he ended his marriage to Heather Locklear. The problem? Richards and Locklear were said to be friends. Richards has since denied claims that she was friends with the actress.
“The truth of the matter is my friendship with Heather ended before Richie and I even started dating,” said Richards. “That’s one thing I don’t know if people knew or not. I never had an affair. I never cheated on Charlie and Richie never cheated on Heather. If I was still friends with Heather, I would have never crossed that line with Richie at all.”