The former "Melrose Place" vixen, who filed for divorce from Richie in 2006, reportedly filed documents with a Los Angeles court on Friday asking to have her name changed from Heather Deen Sambora to Heather Locklear, according to TMZ.
The actress claims to need the name change immediately as she plans to travel abroad in late October, and must have a new passport with her old name attached, the site reported.
The blond bombshell's former "Melrose Place" co-star and boyfriend of three years, Jack Wagner, reportedly began the festivities early by throwing his lovely lady an intimate dinner party in Beverly Hills on Thursday night, according to People.
"Jack and Heather were cooking for all their friends," an onlooker told the mag. "They were having so much fun."