Heather Locklear has been “struggling” together with her sobriety after beforehand battling substance abuse points.
“She has been ingesting and advised pals over a month in the past she needed to return to rehab,” a supply near Locklear, 61, and her fiancé, Chris Heisser, solely tells Us Weekly. “However she shouldn’t be in rehab.”
Whereas the insider shares that Locklear “hasn’t left her house” lately “aside from a number of sightings,” the Melrose Place alum made headlines earlier this week when she was photographed trying distraught and strolling alongside the ledge of a constructing in Malibu, California.
“It was very unusual habits to make sure, type of surprising,” an eyewitness shared with Us concerning the June 29 incident. “She gave the impression to be speaking to herself, one hundred pc. God is aware of what was occurring. At one level she ran throughout the highway making all these humorous faces, then she went again and sat by herself. And why she was strolling alongside the wall with flip-flops on? That was a significantly steep drop. If she’d fallen it might have been significantly harmful.”
Locklear has sought therapy a number of occasions as she’s struggled together with her sobriety and psychological well being. She accomplished her most up-to-date stint in rehab in October 2019 and was ordered by a courtroom to proceed looking for remedy by way of an outpatient program. She was additionally positioned on a 5150 psychiatric maintain in November 2018 after studies that she assaulted Heisser, 61.
Locklear has additionally confronted a number of run-ins with the regulation. She was arrested twice in 2018 for battering cops, which just about despatched her to jail for 120 days. She as an alternative reached a plea deal that required her to finish a therapy program and stay on probation for 3 years.
Whereas Locklear seemingly celebrated one 12 months of sobriety in April 2020 — “Hugs will come later! 1 12 months sober at this time!!!” she wrote by way of Instagram on the time — the supply tells Us that her issues have been ongoing.
“Mates say she could by no means have give up ingesting after a decide ordered unsupervised probation in 2019,” the insider says, including, “She didn’t have any oversight so nobody is aware of if she ever stopped ingesting, even again then.”
Locklear has additionally confronted private losses because of her substance abuse points. Two further sources inform Us that the actress has fallen out with many pals over latest years.
“Heather’s family members are significantly apprehensive about her and hoping this serves as a wake-up name to get assist,” a fourth supply provides. “Everybody’s making an attempt to resolve precisely what’s occurring – not simply on the day these images had been taken however usually, as a result of it’s very clear one thing’s not proper.”
Locklear, nevertheless, does have household in her nook. That features 25-year-old daughter Ava, whom the Locklear shares with ex-husband Richie Sambora. An insider advised Us solely in 2018 that the mother-daughter duo have “all the time been extremely shut” amid all of Locklear’s private woes. (Locklear and Sambora, 63, had been married from 1994 to 2007.)
Ava, for her half, echoed the sentiment one 12 months later, telling Wingman journal in February 2019: “I’d like to comply with in my mom’s footsteps.”
Locklear and Heisser, in the meantime, had been highschool sweethearts within the ’70s. They rekindled their romance in 2017, however their relationship has not been with out its tough patches. After police responded to Locklear’s house a number of occasions in 2018 attributable to fights between the pair, she was arrested for home violence. Us later confirmed that the twosome referred to as it quits in 2019. Nonetheless, they later reunited and introduced their engagement in June 2020.