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Heather Locklear Files Request to Drop 'Sambora' From Her Name

September 27, 2010 (3:07 am) GMT
In order to revert back to her maiden name, Heather Locklear who is legally called Heather Deen Sambora after her marriage to Richie Sambora files name change request on September 24.
Heather Locklear

is wiping clean her marriage to rocker Richie Sambora - she has filed court papers to revert back to her maiden name. The actress divorced the guitarist back in 2007 after 12 years of marriage, but on her official documents she is still called Heather Deen Sambora.

She filed a request at Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday, September 24 for her name to be legally changed back to Heather Locklear. Locklear wants her request to be granted before she applies for a new passport ahead of a planned trip aboard next month, according to TMZ.com.

Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora have one daughter named Ava Elizabeth, who was born on October 4, 1997. She filed for divorce from him in February 2006 and had their divorce finalized in April 2007.

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