The “Melrose Place” actress stars in the Lifetime biopic “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: The Christine Carlson Story.”
Heather Locklear is in no hurry to say “I do.”
In 2020, the actress got engaged to high school sweetheart Chris Hesser – and the two are content regardless of whether or not they’ve officially tied the knot.
The couple graduated from Newbury Park High School in Los Angeles in 1979. Locklear was married to Tommy Lee from 1986 to 1993, followed by Richie Sambora from 1994 to 2007. He and Sambora, 62, share a daughter named Ava, 24.
“I’m like, ‘You’re my man for the rest of my life, whether we get married or not,’” the 60-year-old told this week’s issue people magazine. “His daughter goes, ‘When are you guys getting married?’ And I’m like, ‘Can we just get through the movie? Can we just get through the pandemic? Can we just get through [all of that]?’”
Heather Locklear to star in upcoming Meghan MCCAIN-produced Lifetime film chronicling Christine Carlson’s life
“[A wedding] Not so important,” continued the star. “We are in this together, and we love and support each other. And really, that’s what matters.”
The “Melrose Place” icon is set to star in the upcoming Lifetime biopic “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: The Christine Carlson Story,” her first acting project in five years. The premiere of that film is on Saturday.
“I thought, ‘I don’t know if I’m going to work again,’” Locklear admitted. “I don’t know if there’s going to be an offer. And then it came to me.”
Locklear and Heiser have been on and off during their past conflicts. She recently marked two and a half years of sobriety.
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“When I’m with her, I go, ‘This feels like home. You feel like home,’” Locklear said. “And basically, he’s the easiest, loving person. He just has my back, and I have. He’s really special to me.”
On Thursday, Locklear appeared on “Good Morning America” and said that “it was too easy” to tell that his latest role was the right one.
“I didn’t want to do anything silly,” she explained. “I wanted something that had weight. I prayed to God like whatever lands on my lap, I want it to be something spiritual. It’s so weird and it landed on my lap. It’s loss and recovery and loss.” And I love the depth of it. And I love books.”
Granthshala News’ Melissa Roberto contributed to this report.