November 4, 2011

Richie in the spotlight

So apparently the rumors are true: Richie confirmed that he and Denise Richards are back together again.


Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora has revealed he is ''really happy'' to be back with Denise Richards - who he split from in 2007.

Richie Sambora is "really happy" to be back with Denise Richards.

The Bon Jovi guitarist and the actress dated for around a year before splitting in 2007 but recently rekindled their romance and the rocker couldn't be more thrilled.

When asked on the red carpet of Alicia Keys' Keep a Child Alive Black Ball at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, he said: "Things are good. I'm really happy."

Since giving their relationship another go, Richie and Denise have been on several dates and things are going really well.
And the 52-year-old musician isn't worried about what the 'Wild Things' star's ex-husband Charlie Sheen thinks of the romance.

When quizzed if he was worried about any potential negative feelings from the actor, Richie said: "No. He's a friend of mine. I haven't talked to him. I'm sure it'll be fine."

Denise has two daughters, Sam, seven, and six-year-old Lola, with Charlie and adopted four-month-old daughter Eloise.

The 40-year-old actress has previously revealed that her feelings for Richie never went away, even though they broke up.

Writing in her memoir, 'The Real Girl Next door', she said: "Richie and I shared an easiness I hadn't before had. We were able to be open, honest, and completely authentic with each other, with no judgment.

"I don't regret my relationship with him. I learned hard lessons from our journey together. My heart may have been bruised, but it was pure. Richie is a wonderful man. He came into my life when I needed him and he needed me. We'll always have that bond."

And in other news, he performed with Usher at Alicia Keys' Black Ball for "Keep A Child Alive" - a charity that helps children with HIV/Aids in Africa and India.

(I actually like Usher, but man - he makes worse painful faces onstage than Jon!)

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