Just like old times! Heather Locklear and ex-husband Richie Sambora reunite for their daughter Ava's Sweet 16 birthday

By Jennifer Pearson

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They might be divorced, but Heather Locklear and her rocker ex Richie Sambora sure looked good together.

The couple were definitely in sync as they celebrated their daughter Ava's Sweet 16 birthday on Tuesday with a party at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles' Westlake Village.

Even after all they've been through, it was clear that Heather, 52, and Richie, 54, still have a genuine affection for each other.

Sweet reunion: Heather Locklear joined her ex-husband Richie Sambora to celebrate their daughter Ava's Sweet 16 birthday with a party at the Four Seasons Hotel in LA's Westlake Village on Tuesday

Sweet reunion: Heather Locklear joined her ex-husband Richie Sambora to celebrate their daughter Ava's Sweet 16 birthday with a party at the Four Seasons Hotel in LA's Westlake Village on Tuesday

They willingly posed for pictures on either side of Ava, who is beautiful and a credit to them both.

Heather was gorgeous, beaming that megawatt smile while tossing her feathered blonde 'do.

The former Melrose Place vixen went for a black ensemble that conisted of a clingy top and leather jacket.

The Bon Jovi guitarist and songwriter followed Heather's lead, decked out in a black T-shirt and black blazer while sporting his trademark rocker hairstyle.

Spitting image: The 52-year-old actress gave a kiss to her birthday girl Ava, who looks so much like her and is pursuing a modelling and acting career

Spitting image: The 52-year-old actress gave a kiss to her birthday girl Ava, who looks so much like her and is pursuing a modelling and acting career

What a lovely couple: The friendly exes divorced in 2007 but appear to be getting along splendidly these days

What a lovely couple: The friendly exes divorced in 2007 but appear to be getting along splendidly these days

When the party was past it peak, Richie and Heather were seen leaving together through the hotel lobby, in obvious good spirits.

Ever the gentleman, Richie had one hand on the small of her back in a protective gesture and a bottled water in the other.

When they wed in 1994, in an extravagant ceremony in Paris, Heather was on top of her career playing wicked Amanda in Melrose Place and Richie was in the band Bon Jovi.

As they were: Heather and Richie, pictured in Los Angeles at the 2001 VH1 Music Awards, were wed for 13 years before their eventual split

As they were: Heather and Richie, pictured in Los Angeles at the 2001 VH1 Music Awards, were wed for 13 years before their eventual split

Hollywood royalty: They were the king and queen of the red carpet when they attended the 2002 Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills

Hollywood royalty: They were the king and queen of the red carpet when they attended the 2002 Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills

Heather - who was previously wed to Motley Crue's Tommy Lee - gave birth to her and Richie's only child Ava Elizabeth in 1997.

But by the mid-2000s the marriage started to unravel and Heather filed for divorce, which was finalised in April 2007.

A relationship with her Melrose Place co-star Jack Wagner ensued while Sambora had a fling with Heather's (former) friend Denise Richards.

She's still got it: Heather, pictured at a TNT party on July 24, stars on the network's series Franklin & Bash

She's still got it: Heather, pictured at a TNT party on July 24, stars on the network's series Franklin & Bash

Surely the years have mellowed any animosity they might have felt because they were getting along like old times on Tuesday.

And thanks to a 'no carbs, no sugar diet', Heather has maintained her slender figure.

The actress, who currently stars in the TNT series Franklin & Bash, put her svelte form on display in July during a vacation with friends in Hawaii. 

Heather was seen strolling on the beach and looking every inch the goddess in a clingy white bikini.

The former Dynasty star got some well-deserved downtime on the Pacific island with her pals while her daughter Ava went on a European holiday with Richie.

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Heather is the type of person who should have let herself age naturally. You can see in the 2001 photo the her nose is now slimmer. She had a wider nose in the 80's but was cuter/prettier than heck, why she has felt the need to slim it down is beyond me. Guys used to drool over her when I was growing up. Leave yourself alone ladies.

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Doing a good job of it now. Good on them. Lovely daughter.

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This little girl is over sexualized even more than the young Jenner daughters. Really kind of nuts............Her mother must want her in showbiz which is even more nuts.

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What a lovely family photo - great to see Heather is still off alcohol and looking fantastic and healthy.

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They look beat and odd in the top photo but good in the next one. Must of been a bad shot.

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I ALWAYS WISHED THAT THEIR MARRIAGE WOULD WORK OUT , TOO BAD , BUT THEIR DAUGHTER IS BEAUTIFUL , SOMETHING TO SHARE FOR LIFE

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One of my best friends was Heather's neighbor a while ago and she was a nice woman. (She was also a neighbor of Pamela Anderson and said Pam was not nice at all).

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People!!! She's SIXTEEN. Stop with the bullying.

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Theres a lot of plastic surgery going on here!

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WHERE DID YOU LEAVE DENISE ??? AT HOME IN BED ????

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