Heather Locklear’s recent arrest was reportedly preceded by a rough time.
The “Melrose Place” star, who was arrested on Monday following a domestic dispute with her boyfriend, has been “in a very dark place for some time,” a source close to the actress told Us Weekly.
“Heather has been in a very dark place for some time, prior to the most recent arrest,” the source told the mag. “Her family, led by daughter, Ava, has tried to get Heather to go to rehab for an extended period of time for help. Heather refuses … she will stop drinking for a while, but will relapse.”
Locklear, 56, shares daughter Ava, 20, with ex-husband Richie Sambora, 58, formerly of the band Bon Jovi.
“It’s truly a very sad situation,” the source continued to Us. “No one can reach Heather, not her brother, Ava, or ex-husband, Richie Sambora, whom has remained close to her.”
Locklear and Sambora divorced in 2007 after 13 years of marriage. She was also married to Tommy Lee from 1986 to 1993.
She was previously arrested in 2008 on suspicion of driving under the influence and was sentenced to probation.
The actress was booked on suspicious of felony domestic violence and three counts of misdemeanor battery on emergency personnel, according to a spokesman for the Ventura County Sheriff.
Deputies had responded to Locklear’s California home on a domestic violence call shortly after 10 p.m. on Sunday and deputies arrived to find her boyfriend had sustained visible “traumatic” injury, though no further details were shared by the spokesman.
“She was immediately uncooperative. She started pushing and kicking when the deputies determined probable cause for the domestic battery and they were attempting to arrest her,” Capt. Garo Kuredjian told the Daily News.
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Authorities did not report any injuries on the “Dynasty” star, but she visited the hospital prior to being booked at Ventura County jail shortly after 1 a.m.
She was released hours later on $ 20,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on March 13.
The boyfriend was not identified in the report, but Locklear has reportedly been dating her high school sweetheart, Chris Heisser, 56, for months, according to TMZ.
Heisser was also arrested on 12:43 a.m. Monday and booked for misdemeanor DUI.