Heather Locklear & Richie Sambora's Divorce Finalized
"It's a huge relief for her," a friend of Locklear's tells PEOPLE
Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora are officially divorced, a source tells PEOPLE.
Lawyers for both Locklear and Sambora met with a judge on Wednesday to finalize the divorce settlement, the source says.
The couple were married for 11 years and have a 9-year-old daughter, Ava Elizabeth.
“This has been an unbelievably difficult year for Heather,” says the source, a friend of Locklear’s. “It’s a huge relief for her that this part of her life has come to a close.”
The actress, who recently shot the ABC comedy pilot See Jayne Run, has been “spending time with Ava, her family and friends, and just keeping it low-key,” says her pal.