Denise Richards Splits With Richie Sambora (EXCLUSIVE)

Denise Richards and Richie Sambora have split, Celebuzz has exclusively learned.

The pair decided to end their rekindled romance after an ill-fated trip to Nashville last week, where the Bon Jovi rocker, 52, was scheduled -- but failed -- to present on stage at the CMT Awards after a monumental blow-up, a source said.

“It’s over,” according to the insider.

“They had an epic argument in Nashville and Denise told Richie she couldn’t continue the relationship any longer.”

The 41-year-old Wild Things actress was scheduled to accompany Sambora -- whom she reunited with last November after splitting in 2007, before going their separate ways again in January -- to the CMT Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 6.

But she ended up walking the red carpet alone after Sambora cancelled his appearance and flew back to Los Angeles before the show even started.

When asked where “better-half” Sambora was, one red carpet source said Richards -- who has three daughters, Sam, eight, and seven-year-old Lola, with ex-husband Charlie Sheen, and Eloise, whom she adopted in 2011 -- quipped that her makeup artist was filling the role.

One Academy source told Celebuzz that Sambora initially told them he had to go home to take care of a personal problem with his 14-year-old daughter to ex-wife Heather Locklear, Ava, but later told one official that he was sick and needed to leave right away.

According to another source close to the situation, Sambora was unable to move past a jealous streak stemming from Richards’ close friendship with ex-husband Sheen.

Last week, the ex-Two and a Half Men star confessed in an interview to Rolling Stone magazine that he wanted to have sex with Richards again.

"She still looks f**king great," Sheen, 46, was quoted saying. "Do I want to? Yeah! Does she? Don't know."

Sambora and Richards’ relationship-ending fight began at five-star Hermitage Hotel in downtown Nashville where another source reported hearing “Sambora screaming obscentities at the top of his lungs” from their ninth-floor suite.

He also appeared drunk when he walked through the hotel at one point, the source said.

“I was wondering what the problem was,” the hotel guest said.

As Celebuzz first reported, Richards and Sambora vacationed over Spring Break together in Hawaii, along with Ava.



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  • RobN

    Pace yourself, Theresa, he spends his life dating blond bimbos. If you get yourself this upset over this one, you'll have nothing left when the inevitable reconciliation with Locklear happens and she dumps him again.

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  • marylou

    It is really sad that these things are reported before one is able to confirm with the individuals involved, or their representatives. Let's hope that whatever happened the families and kids are ok. These two will be fine, one way or the other. For most of us it is a good thing there are no camera crews or reporters around chronically documenting one's private lives

  • Theresa Rodger
    Theresa Rodger

    P.S. dearest Richie, if you are reading this ( though I hope you`re not ! ) rise above the trashy tittle tattle and know that your fans are all behind you, eagerly waiting your new album and tours. Sent with much love and respect big guy. My heart belongs to you <3 xx

  • Theresa Rodger
    Theresa Rodger

    " Appeared " isn` t factual, so don`t spread gossip without any fact. Richie is a loving gentle guy, with a heart of pure gold. Why should 1 of the worlds greatest guitarists / songwriters play second fiddle to a " what if " with an Ex. He deserves better than that and I`m sure his millions of female fans ( myself included ) would agree with that. Give the man a break for crying out loud. You can`t tell me none of you would feel the same !