Bon Jovi Guitarist Richie Sambora Is Daughter Ava's Rock — Fast Facts about His Only Child

Former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora and actress Heather Locklear share daughter Ava Sambora, who has been making waves in the entertainment industry as of late. Here are some facts about the budding actress.

Ava Sambora, daughter of former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora and actress Heather Locklear, has followed in her parents' footsteps in the entertainment industry, appearing in a Judd Apatow movie.

The budding actress has also been drawing attention on social media, where she frequently posts photos of herself in a bikini. Scroll below to get to know her more.

Heather Locklear and Ava Sambora at the premiere of "Scary Movie 5" on April 11, 2013, in Hollywood, California | Photo: Getty Images

Heather Locklear and Ava Sambora at the premiere of "Scary Movie 5" on April 11, 2013, in Hollywood, California | Photo: Getty Images

A HIGH SCHOOL ACHIEVER

Ava was on her high school cheerleading squad, and the flier at that. She previously said that she liked being thrown in the air, with all the adrenaline rush it brings.

Besides her extracurricular activities, Ava also excelled academically. She had 11 scholarship offers, with her outstanding GPA. She graduated from Loyola Marymount University. 

SHE IS A PSYCHOLOGY GRADUATE

Ava happily announced in May 2020 that she graduated from Loyola Marymount University, where she earned a B.A. in psychology with a minor in women's and gender studies. 

It's not the end of the fashion enthusiast's academic endeavors, however, as she planned to pursue higher studies by attending graduate school in the fall of 2021. 

In a previous interview, she said that her dad has been supportive of her in all her endeavors.

RICHIE LEFT BON JOVI FOR HER 

Richie could have stayed in the spotlight, enjoying fame and success, but he decided to leave the iconic Bon Jovi band to become a full-time dad to Ava.

Ava has made such a huge mark in her father's life that he stepped away from his band in 2013 to care for her. Richie was the extraordinarily successful band's lead guitarist.

HER DAD IS HER 'ROCK'

Ava is one grateful daughter. In a previous interview, she said that her dad has been supportive of her in all her endeavors. She described him as compassionate and generous. She added:

"He's always been such a rock for me in my life."

SHE STRUGGLED WITH ANXIETY

In October 2020, Ava opened up about her struggle with anxiety. She said it reached a debilitating point in 2019. But she said her mom, Heather Locklear, has been key in her coping.

She wrote that her mom would drive for an hour to be with her when she had anxiety attacks and would stay up late with her over late-night calls to calm her down.

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