Former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora has two younger women battling for his affections
Rocker who divorced Heather Locklear is dating and touring with Orianthi Panagaris, angering his business partner and ex Nikki Lund
BY MARIANNE GARVEY, BRIAN NIEMIETZ AND OLI COLEMAN /
Monday, June 16, 2014, 2:00 AM
Richie Sambora’s still got it.
The 54-year-old former Bon Jovi guitarist has two women — both barely half his age — ready to tear out each other’s blond extensions over the rocker.
According to an insider, Sambora, who was once married to Heather Locklear, had been secretly dating Nikki Lund, 32, his business partner in the Nikki Rich fashion line, on and off for six years.
But the “Livin’ on a Prayer” star met Orianthi Panagaris, 29, who was Michael Jackson’s lead guitarist on his final tour, at metal legend Alice Cooper’s New Year’s Eve party in Hawaii and was smitten.
“Richie told people that as soon as he met Ori, something sparked. It’s like he’s reclaiming his youth with her. He’s besotted,” the source says.