It's been a year and a half since Heather Locklear got engaged to her high school sweetheart, Chris Heisser, but she's in no rush to formally exchange vows. In fact, she doesn't care if they ever do.
"I'm like, 'You're my man for the rest of my life, whether we get married or not,'" she told People magazine, referencing a conversation she's had with Chris. "[A wedding] is so not important. We're together, and we love each other and support each other. And really that's all that matters."
Heather and Chris, who both recently celebrated their birthdays, have known each other since the late '70s. They began dating as adults in 2017 but split several times. They reconciled in 2019 after Heather got sober.
"Chris, because his birthday is two days before mine, said, 'Can you believe we're turning 60?' And I said, 'I can't wait,'" the "Melrose Place" alum said. "I feel young. I'm a young 60. It's all about perspective. I've always loved getting older because it means I'm alive."
She added, "I'm so grateful. I don't really give a hoot. I don't give a hoot about how I look. My parents still love me. My daughter loves me."
Heather shares 24-year-old Ava Sambora with her ex-husband Richie Sambora.
The actress, who appears in the Lifetime biopic "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff: The Kristine Carlson Story," has come a long way over the past few years.
She was first arrested in February 2018 following a fight with Chris. Once police officers arrived and tried to take Heather in for domestic violence, she allegedly became combative and attacked a cop. Then, a few months later in June of that year, she was booked on two counts of misdemeanor battery upon an officer and emergency personnel following a drunken incident at her home. The latter incident came a week after Heather was taken to a Los Angeles-area hospital for a psychiatric evaluation — TMZ reported that she was placed on an involuntary hold — after a family member called authorities to report that the actress was having suicidal thoughts.
In August 2019, Heather was ordered to complete 30 days in a residential mental health facility, as part of her sentence in her police battery case.
Heather, in chatting with People, said she's now "in a great place."