Richie Sambora's divorce had nothing to do with him getting together with Denise Richards, the actress has claimed.
The pair became a couple 2006, after she had split from Charlie Sheen and Sambora had broken up with Heather Locklear.
And Richards has told US Weekly the fact her and Sambora were both going through divorces was one of the reasons they were attracted to each other.
"I did not steal someone's husband. Did I date a former friend's ex-husband? Yes. Did I break up a marriage? No," she said.
Richards - who has appeared in films such as Starship Troopers, Wild Things and The World Is Not Enough - added she was no longer close to Locklear at the time she got together with the Bon Jovi star.
She also noted she has got stronger and developed a thicker skin as a result of the criticism she faced during the early stages of her relationship with Sambora.
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Posted by Francesca Witney