Heather Locklear and Chris Heisser Split as She Embarks on Out-Patient Rehab at Home Source

Heather Locklear and Chris Heisser Split as She Embarks on Out-Patient Rehab at Home Source

Heather Locklear is turning over a new leaf in the new year, a friend of the actress tells PEOPLE.

At the end of December, Locklear, 57, left her treatment facility to celebrate Christmas in Los Angeles with loved ones. Although she intended to return to rehab, she is now “doing out-patient rehab at home,” says the friend.

For the time being, Locklear has her parents — father Bill, 89, and mother Diane, 85 — living with her.

“She’s doing great. She has her parents staying with her, which has been great for everyone truly close to her. The fact that her parents are now staying with her is a good development and comforting,” the friend shares.

“Heather needs grounding and normalcy and what better people to do that than her own parents,” says the friend. “It’s a good thing in the end.”

Currently, Locklear — who has struggled with substance abuse in the past, as well as depression and anxiety — is “under a doctor’s care” and is “not around anybody who is not a good influence,” which is “good and comforting news to family and friends.”

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Among the people that Locklear is no longer spending time with is on-off boyfriend Chris Heisser.

“She has broken up with Chris,” the friends confirms. (Radar first reported news of the split.)

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“By her making this move, it gives her a great reset button on what is most important and that is her sobriety,” the friend says.

According to the friend, Heisser came back into Locklear’s life two and a half years ago when he visited her in rehab. The friend shares that Heisser “did not help her sustain her goals of sobriety.”

The friend explains, “She set goals of sobriety two years ago and those were not working with him in the picture.”

It’s no doubt been a tumultuous year for the former couple, including both being arrested, numerous fights between the two, a hospitalization for a possible overdose by Locklear, Locklear’s stint in rehab that ended in October, and her

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Cozy Date Night Jennifer Lawrence and Boyfriend Cooke Maroney Bundle Up in New York City

Jennifer Lawrence and her boyfriend Cooke Maroney aren’t letting the chilly weather stop them from enjoying a night out.

The 28-year-old actress was photographed heading to dinner alongside the 34-year-old art dealer in New York City on Monday night.

The pair bundled up as they headed to a Chinese restaurant in Chinatown with Lawrence dressing in a long flowing white dress and an off-white fuzzy coat.

Maroney kept it casual in a gray hoodie and a camouflage jacket.

A source confirmed to PEOPLE in June the Oscar-winning actress was dating Maroney. Since then, the two haven’t shied away from going on dates in public together. In late June, the couple was photographed enjoying a romantic candlelit dinner in New York City.

They followed up their date with a trip to Paris and later Rome in August. A source told PEOPLE the couple “seemed happy, occasionally holding hands” while in the French capital.

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The insider noted the couple stayed at The Ritz hotel while on their “very short trip” and that they mostly “went walking together.”

In September, Lawrence took Maroney with her to the New York Film Festival premiere of The Favourite — which stars her ex Nicholas Hoult and one of her best friends, Emma Stone.

Also in attendance was Lawrence’s ex Darren Aronofsky.

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The Red Sparrow star has a long history of continuing to support her former flames. “I’m friends with all my exes, actually,” she said during an interview on WTF with Marc Maron in early 2018.

“For the most part, yeah, I have a theory: I think it’s because I’m blunt. I don’t think that you can have any sort of bad relationship with anybody if you’re just blunt,” she added.

“Everybody always knows how you feel at all times and there’s no lying, it’s just honesty. Everybody’s a good guy to each other. All my boyfriends have been wonderful,” she explained, before specifically adding that “Nick was a great boyfriend.” 

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Sen Kirsten Gillibrand Announces She Is Running for President in 2020 on Stephen Colberts Show

Sen Kirsten Gillibrand Announces She Is Running for President in 2020 on Stephen Colberts Show

Let the political games begin.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has confirmed she is running for president in 2020.

Grabbing Stephen Colbert’s hands in a clip released ahead of the Tuesday night’s show, Gillibrand, 52, announced she is throwing her cap in the ring alongside Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and former Obama administration official Julian Castro.

“I’m filing an exploratory committee for President of the United States — tonight,” she said on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, referring to the legal first step a presidential candidate must take.

As to why she wants to take on the country’s top job, put simply, she wants to stand up for other moms and their children.

“As a young mom, I’m going to fight for other people’s kids as hard as I would fight for my own,” Gilbert told the host. “Which is why I believe that health care should be a right and not a privilege.”

“It’s why I believe we should have better public schools for our kids because it shouldn’t matter what block you grow up on,” the mother of two continued. “And I believe anybody who wants to work hard enough should be able to get whatever job training they need to earn their way into the middle class.”

“But, you are never going to accomplish any of these things if you don’t take on the systems of power that make all of it impossible — which is, taking on institutional racism, taking on corruption and greed in Washington, taking on the special interests that write legislation in the dead of the night. And I know that I have the compassion and the courage and the fearless determination to get that done.”

TONIGHT: @SenGillibrand stops by @colbertlateshow to announce that she is forming an exploratory committee to run for President of the United States! #LSSC

— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) January 15, 2019

As she begins the formal process, the New York State Democrat will make an important trip to Iowa this weekend, according to the Associated Press. So far, Gillibrand and Warren are the only senators who have announced their intentions to join the 2020 presidential race.

Other high-profile Democrats such as former Vice President Joe Biden, Calif

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Dumplin Star Luke Benward Gushes About ‘Queen’ Melissa McCarthy

Luke Benward can’t talk enough about his Life of the Party love interest Melissa McCarthy.

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