Ava Sambora shared exciting news on Instagram on Friday.
The 25-year-old blonde beauty posted that she is pursuing her master’s degree at the University of Southern California.
Her degree from USC is in marriage and family therapy, the Los Angeles native explained in her caption accompanying photos of her glowing in a cap and sash.
She was seen on campus telling that she was about to receive her diploma.
The academic is the daughter of Melrose Place actress Heather Locklear and former Bon Jovi rocker Richie Sambora.
Congratulations! Ava Sambora shared exciting news on Instagram on Friday. The 25-year-old blonde beauty posted that she is getting her master’s degree from the University of Southern California
“Today I’m graduating from USC with a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy!” began Sambora’s note.
“I am beyond grateful for the past two years and all the wonderful people I have met along the way. Cheers to the Class of 2023!”
The photographer was Mc Kenna Bryn.
Ava wore a light gray satin mini dress that showed off her legs while wearing nude strappy heels.
The star also had a red and yellow Class of 2023 sash in place and her black cap on. In another image, she wore her black dress while sitting in a field next to mature trees while on the Los Angeles campus.
USC costs about $64,000 per year.
The blonde beauty is a dead ringer for her famous mom Heather.
She shares Ava with her second husband, Bon Jovi lead guitarist Richie Sambora, to whom she was married from 1994 to 2007.
Family resemblance: Ava (right) is a dead ringer for her famous mother Heather Locklear (left, pictured at age 22 in 1984)
History: She shares Ava with her second husband, Bon Jovi lead guitarist Richie Sambora, to whom she was married from 1994 to 2007; the trio is pictured in 2005
In February, Heather shared a rare selfie on Instagram.
The 61-year-old Hollywood veteran actress – who starred in Dynasty, TJ Hooker and Melrose Place – was spotted in winter clothes standing in front of a mirror.
The blonde beauty – who came out of a rough patch in 2019 – looked slim when she was seen in a gym, hinting that she is working out a lot.
In her caption, the pinup was having some fun.
“Finally figuring out how to take pictures. Can we go back to Polaroids where I look 70 years younger?’ noted the siren.
Ready to shoot: Locklear shared a rare selfie earlier this year The 61-year-old Hollywood veteran actress – who starred in Dynasty, TJ Hooker and Melrose Place – was spotted in winter clothes while standing in front of a mirror
She has always looked fantastic: seen here in 1985 at the start of her career
Her Melrose Place co-star, Daphne Zuniga, said, “Where’s the Kodak?! But you (heart-eyed emoji.’
And another co-star, Marcia Cross, said, “Here here,” as she added heart emojis.
Her old boyfriend, TV presenter Jillian Barberie, added: “So beautiful!!!”
Heather wore an ivory sweater, beige scarf and beige sneakers with black leggings that showed off her toned shape.
Locklear was memorable on TV’s Melrose Place from 1993 to 1999. She also reappeared on the show’s remake from 2009 to 2010.
She was also known for her marriages – she was married to Pamela Anderson’s ex, Tommy Lee, as well as Sambora.
This comes after she had a rough patch going in and out of rebab in 2018 and 2019; the star seems to be much better and more stable these days.
In 2021, it was reported that Heather ‘couldn’t be happier’ with her fiancé Chris Heisser, with sources saying the pair are ‘in a really good place’ as they take their relationship to the next level.
The cast: The nation loved her: She played scheming Amanda Woodward on Melrose Place until the show ended in 1999. (clockwise from top left) Rob Estes, Locklear, Jack Wagner, Jamie Luner, Josie Bissett, Thomas Calabro, Kelly Rutherford, John Haymes Newton
An insider said, “Heather and Chris are in a really good place right now. They couldn’t be happier. They do everything they can to make the other person feel special – she cooks for him, he buys her flowers, etc.’
The star and her fiancé are high school sweethearts and their romance dates back to the 1970s, though they lost touch and only reunited in 2017.
For Heather, the upcoming wedding will be her third.
In 2021, she said she was “afraid” of her return to television.
The actress appeared as Kristine Carlson in the made-for-TV movie Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: The Kristine Carlson Story – which is based on the book series by Kristine and her husband Dr. Richard Carlson – and she was apprehensive about her first small screen role in four years.
Early days of fame: (from top center) Locklear, Pamela Sue Martin, Joan Collins, John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Pamela Bellwood on Dynasty (1981 to 1989)
Another Big TV Series: The Blonde Beauty on TJ Hooker in 1982 with James Darren and William Shatner
“The challenging part of it was so scary to me,” she said while speaking to reporters at Lifetime’s Fall Movies press event.
An emotional scene in which Kristine learns that her husband – played by Jason MacDonald – has died was shot on the second day of filming.
Heather turned to Kristine herself to help explore the powerful moment, adding, “She said, ‘It’s almost like a child dying.’ And that stopped me.’
While the star wasn’t sure she’d be able to reach the right emotional level the scene called for, she settled in and “felt very safe.”
And while Heather had other concerns about remembering her lines after a few years away, she found it “so easy” to fall back into old habits.
She said People: ‘I don’t know why I was so afraid to memorize lines, what about conveying emotion.’