Sambora's first professional tour was as an opening act for Joe Cocker in the early 1980s.

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Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora and actress Denise Richards have rekindled their romance four years after their split.

Richie, 52, and Denise, 40, started dating in 2006, following Richie’s divorce from actress Heather Locklear and Denise’s divorce from actor Charlie Sheen.

PHOTOS: Denise Richards' life as a mom "We went through a lot.

Years ago we both lost our parents at the same time and were going through other stuff, so we'll always have a bond with each other and we will stay good friends forever." PHOTOS: Hollywood's friendliest exes Richards and Sambora rekindled their romance in November 2011.

The former couple called it quits on their 13-year marriage back in 2007.

Locklear was romantically linked recently to 44-year-old plastic surgeon Dr. Prior to that, she was engaged to former costar Jack Wagner before they ended their relationship in 2011 after almost four years of dating.

The good-looking family of three was also snapped posing for a pic in the water, and clearly, Ava inherited mom and dad's enviable genes.

This certainly isn't the first time Sambora and Locklear have reunited with their daughter.

He began playing the guitar at the age of 12 following the death of Jimi Hendrix in 1970.

From his early days, Sambora was strongly influenced by blues and 1960s rock and roll. He was also influenced by Spanish classical music and began a lifelong love of the Spanish guitar.

"We aren't dating, but as a lot of people have seen, I stay very friendly with my exes.