A source close to the actress tells ET that Locklear is back home and sober, after entering rehab earlier this month following her arrest, for which she is facing four counts of misdemeanor battery on an officer and one charge of resisting or obstructing an officer. However, another source with knowledge of the situation says Locklear is continuing treatment at the same in-patient medical facility.
The first source also says that the Melrose Place star is back with her boyfriend, Chris Heisser, who was involved in the encounter that led to her February arrest. “Heather came out of rehab and went straight back into the arms of Chris Heisser,” the source shares.
“They are like oil and water, fighting nonstop," the source continues, adding that her family wants to see her and Heisser part ways.
"Her family wants to see her focus on her health and sobriety and once that's in place, she can then start fresh with a new man,” the source reveals. “Right now, Heather is sober and she is in therapy. She is taking it one day at a time.”
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Heather Locklear's Daughter Ava Sambora Begged Her Mom to Go to Rehab Following Arrest, Source Says
As for Locklear's daughter, 20-year-old Ava Sambora, the source says their relationship is a work in progress. "Ava is hurt and angry that her mother is taking steps backwards” by going back to Heisser, the source claims. “Ava is coping as she always does because she has no choice … Ava deals with a lot of anxiety.”
Locklear was arrested on Feb. 25 after a domestic violence call was reported at a residence. In an initial investigation, police allege that she had battered Heisser at the residence prior to their arrival. During the arrest, police say Locklear allegedly became combative and uncooperative, and allegedly battered three deputies.
A few hours after Locklear's arrest, Heisser was arrested on a driving under the influence charge in Thousand Oaks, California. He was cited and released shortly after.
A source told ET earlier this month that Locklear believed "this whole situation is just one big mistake." "[She's] blaming her brother for making the call to the police," the source claimed. "She also thinks her boyfriend [Chris Heisser] has blown everything out of proportion."
ET has reached out to Heisser, as well as representatives for Locklear, including her attorney, for comment.