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(guitarist, singer, producer, and songwriter)

Actor-singer Richie Sambora is a father of one.

Relationship Facts of Richie Sambora

Richie Sambora is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Richie Sambora?

Richie Sambora was previously married to actress Heather Locklear. They married on December 17, 1994. The pair has a daughter from this relationship named Ava Elizabeth Sambora. Heather filed for divorce in February 2006 and the divorce was finalized on April 11, 2007.

Richie also dated fellow guitarist Orianthi from 2014 until 2018. At present, he is believed to be single.

Relationships History With

Richie Sambora was previously married to 

  • Heather Locklear (1994 – 2007)

Richie Sambora has been in relationships with

  • Orianthi (2014 – 2018)
  • Kathryn Perkins (2013)
  • Nikki Lund (2008 – 2013)
  • Denise Richards (2006 – 2012)
  • Samantha Phillips (1992)
  • Cher (1989 – 1990)
  • Ally Sheedy (1988)
  • Tracy Seylaz
  • Alycen Rowse
  • Barbara Bongiovi

Richie Sambora had an encounter with

  • Lita Ford (1983 – 1984)

Relationship Timeline

TypeTotalTime Duration
Married112 years, 11 months
Dating105 years, 10 months
Encounter11 year


Richie Sambora: Biography in Details

Who is Richie Sambora?

Richie Sambora is an American guitarist, singer, producer, and songwriter. People mostly know him as the lead guitarist of the rock band ‘Bon Jovi.’ Additionally, he has also released three solo albums. As a member of Bon Jovi, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.

Age, Parents, Siblings, Family

Sambora was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey as Richard Stephen “Richie” Sambora on July 11, 1959. He was born to parents Joan and Adam C. Sambora. Richie began playing the guitar at the age of 12 and his first instrument was the accordion. Additionally, he also played basketball in high school. He is of American nationality. Furthermore, he belongs to the Polish ethnic background.

In which school did Richie Sambora attend?

Talking about his education, Sambora attended Woodbridge High School. In addition, he has also received Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Kean University.

Richie Sambora: Professional Life, Career

Sambora initially performed for the first time in stage at a Catholic Youth Organization dance. Later, he was a guitarist for the band ‘Message.’ In addition, his first professional tour was as an opening act for Joe Cocker. Richie replaced original lead guitarist Dave Sabo after Bon Jovi impressed him in one of the live shows. He has released several albums with Bon Jovi including ‘7800° Fahrenheit’, ‘Slippery When Wet’, ‘New Jersey’, ‘Keep the Faith’, ‘These Days’, ‘Have a Nice Day’, and ‘What About Now’ among others.

Furthermore, Sambora also released three solo albums, ‘Stranger in This Town’, ‘Undiscovered Soul’, and ‘Aftermath of the Lowdown.’ Additionally, with RSO, he released ‘Rise’, ‘Making History’, and ‘Radio Free America.’ Apart from his career in music, Richie has also been involved in numerous fundraisers and charities.

Richie Sambora: Awards, Nominations

Sambora received the Grammy Award in 1997. Additionally, he has received other 9 Grammy nominations. On June 18, 2009, he and Jon Bon Jovi were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Richie Sambora: Net Worth, Income, Salary

Sambora has not revealed his current salary. However, he has an estimated net worth of around $ 100 million at present.

Richie Sambora: Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

Sambora’s departure from the band ‘Bon Jovi’ was controversial. There were rumors of an alleged dispute between him and Jon Bon Jovi. Furthermore, Richie made the news recently after his ex-wife Heather was placed on a psychiatric hold. He has also been part of several controversies due to substance abuse. Authorities arrested him for drunk driving in Laguna Beach, California on March 26, 2008.

How tall is Richie Sambora?

Talking about his body measurement, Sambora has a height of 1.84 m. Additionally, his hair color and eye color are dark browns.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Sambora is active on social media. He has a huge number of followers on social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has more than 172.6k followers on Twitter. In addition, he has over 97.1k followers on Instagram. Similarly, his Facebook page has more than 462.7k followers.

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