Denise RichardsDenise Richards has spoken out about the end of her friendship with Heather Locklear - after Denise started dating Heather’s estranged husband Richie Sambora.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, she said: “The thing with Heather, that’s been hard.”

“You know you can’t help who you fall for and that friendship, unfortunately, was done and wasn’t salvageable.”

But she insists her relationship with Richie didn’t start until after both Heather and Richie’s marriage - and her own to Charlie Sheen - had ended: “It’s true when they say things happen when you least expect it… We didn’t meddle in marriages and anything like that.”

While Richie is away on tour with his band Bon Jovi, Denise kept herself busy by performing with the Pussycats Dolls burlesque show in Las Vegas at the weekend. She ended the show swimming in a giant champagne glass and described it as being “better than being a Bond girl”.