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Denise Richards and Richie Sambora Split

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May 15, 2007 | 9:28am EDT

Actress Denise Richards and rocker Richie Sambora have split after a year-long romance.

The Wild Things beauty, 36, and Bon Jovi guitarist, 47, started dating in April 2006, just months after filing for divorce from their respective spouses, Charlie Sheen and Heather Locklear.

At the time, the romance caused huge controversy because Richards had been close friends with Locklear. The former Bond girl insisted her friendship with the Melrose Place actress had ended before she starting dating Sambora.

However, Richards' representative confirmed to US magazine In Touch today that the couple had split some time ago. The rep says, "Denise and Richie broke up two months ago."

Despite their split, Richards attended the funeral of Sambora's father Adam, who died on April 20 following a long battle with lung cancer.

Sambora's divorce from Locklear was finalized last month.

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