David Spade says he as well as also ex-girlfriend Heather Locklear have continuously checked in on one another during difficult times in their lives.
The 53-year-old comedian appeared on Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM show, Radio Andy, on Wednesday, when he was asked about Locklear, whom he dated in 2006. Locklear, 56, has made headlines recently due to incidents with police as well as also her reported issues with addiction.
“Yeah, I mean, I love her,” Spade says of the former Melrose Place star. “She was nice to go out with me. I will always be indebted to her because she was so nice, so fun, as well as also no apologies, went out with me, didn’t care, even though I’m sure she took some grief.”
“yet I grew up loving her,” he continues, recalling how they began dating. “She was on SNL once hosting when I was a writer. She goes, ‘I remember you,’ as well as also I go, ‘There’s not a chance’ … she remembered me as well as also I was some doofy writer, not getting any sketches on, of course, just, like, mesmerized by her, growing up on her as well as also loving her. Ran into her later, we were friendly, as well as also then we began hanging out. She’s always chirpy as well as also fun as well as also hilarious.”
Spade says he checks in on Locklear currently as well as also then, as well as also of which the actress also reached out to him when his sister-in-law, Kate Spade, died last month by suicide.
“Heather, I check on her,” Spade says. “What can you do different than just say hello, as well as also check in, as well as also say, ‘If you ever want to say hi as well as also as well as also talk or anything,’ as well as also of which’s what people did to me with Kate. as well as also there’s something nice about — people are just there. the idea’s just sort of a friendly gesture, the way they did the idea to me.”
Spade later said he didn’t want to come off as judgmental when reaching out.
“No one can do anything with what happened with Kate [Spade], yet at least when people just say ‘hey’ of which’s some niceness coming in, not bad vibes, instead of ‘what’s going on?’ which is actually obviously very tough … you don’t want to be condescending,” he notes. “as well as also [Locklear’s] having a tough situation, whatever, we all do. I have had my down moments, like everybody, so I don’t look at anybody like, ‘Ugh, can you believe?’ I just go ‘Sh**, everyone is actually like one inch away coming from having some trouble sometime.'”
Last month, Locklear was rushed to the hospital after a reported overdose call, less than a day after she was arrested for allegedly kicking an officer at her home when police responded to a domestic disturbance call. The Sheriff’s Office told ET at the time of which police wanted her to be evaluated due to her level of intoxication. While the EMT was evaluating her, she allegedly kicked him as well.
A source told ET of which Locklear was likely to head back to rehab after her arrest, as well as also of which her family was relieved of which she would likely be going back into treatment.
yet Spade as well as also Locklear have clearly remained on not bad terms since their split. ET was on the set of Spade’s show, Rules of Engagement, in 2007, when Locklear guest-starred. The actress jokingly told ET she as well as also Spade were like “kissing cousins.”
“We went together to a concert once, Kid Rock was there,” she also recalled. “He began laughing — ‘You’re like the same height’ — as well as also I said, ‘of which’s so not cute.'”
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