I maintained all along that actually all the problems in the Locklear/Sambora marriage came from Heather herself. I recall stories of Richie storming down to the set of Spin City and demanding that the producers take responsibility for the fact that she had started using diet pills. He was so furious because he believed that the pressure was coming directly from the production/management staff at Spin City, so he called an urgent meeting with them and went ballistic.
Since then there has been this glazed look in Heather's eyes. She lost the Spin City gig and hasn't had steady work since then, only ridiculous movies of the week on Lifetime and the odd ''special guest'' role, as well as failed pilot after failed pilot. Her obsession with her career and looks, as well as her increasing dependance on drugs etc caused her to spiral. Richie always seemed to keep her head on her shoulders but then she just literally decided the only action she could take to get control back of her life was to get rid of Richie and we can all see how well THAT turned out. Richie was devastated and confused, and Heather went on an out of control binge. Richie fell into drinking more and more especially when his father was disgnosed with cancer, and absolutely everyone around Heather ended up being affected.
Hollywood destroyed Heather IMO. I'd also love to know where her ''wonderful'' family are because they sure as hell don't seem to be looking after her.