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Richie Sambora and Denise Richards went public with their rekindled romance on Monday as they stepped out together at a charity event.

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The Bon Jovi guitarist began dating Richards in 2006, shortly after his marriage to Heather Locklear collapsed and the actress separated from her ex-husband Charlie Sheen.

They subsequently split but reunited last year, and they headed out on the red carpet together for the first time on Monday as Sambora was honored at the 12th Annual Golden Heart Awards in Los Angeles for his charity work.

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Richards tells E! Online, "This is a big night for Richie, so I'm here to support him. It's really important work that he does."

Sambora added, "We're back on. It's all good."

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