In the new issue of Closer Weekly, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora opens up about his daughter, Ava, and how he keeps her his top priority.
“I pride myself on being a very good dad,” Richie tells Closer. Though he’s gone as far as flying from Australia to California during a three-day tour break “just to keep a connection,” he feels his 16-year-old needs steadier attention.
“A masculine energy needs to be there, because it makes [her] feel safe” — especially now that she’s driving!
But he tells the mag, “All I can do is give Ava the tools to be herself, and she’s a good kid. I’m blessed.”
For more from Richie, including his relationship with ex-wife, Heather Locklear, pick up the new issue of Closer Weekly — on newsstands now!