In Touch (USA)

Father of Heather’s Boyfriend: ‘ When She Drinks, She Just Unloads’

E EXCLUSIV W INTERVIE After a violent meltdown and arrest, a family insider reveals shocking details of Heather Locklear’s latest spiral


Heather Locklear’s rage scared him. After Peter Heisser learned that the former Melrose Place star was arrested on Feb. 25 for drunkenly attacking her boyfriend — his son Chris — the 81-yearold phoned him. “I called to find out if he’s OK,” Peter tells In Touch exclusivel­y. “I don’t want him injured.” But Chris nearly was when Heather lunged at him in her Thousand Oaks, Calif., home. “Heather was trying to get a hold of his nose and bite at it,” Peter confirms. “Chris hurt his leg jumping around trying to get away. Crazy stuff, isn’t it?”

Crazy, yes — but not surprising, according to Peter. He claims Heather, 56, who was charged with one count of domestic battery and three counts of battery on a police officer for kicking the cops who showed up, has a history of getting wasted and lashing out. (She also was arrested for a DUI in 2008; charges were later dismissed.) “This isn’t the first time. When she drinks a certain amount, she just unloads,” he says. “She has a very quick temper, and I don’t know that she realizes what she’s doing in that situation.”

The former Newbury Park, Calif., high school sweetheart­s — they were elected prom king and queen! — rekindled their romance after bumping into each other at a store last year. Chris, 56, is a divorced father of four who served two years in prison after a 2011 conviction for fraud and theft, while Heather, who’s struggled with anxiety and depression, was reportedly fresh out of rehab — and problems quickly arose. Heather especially didn’t love Chris’ busy schedule working six days a week as a contractor. “She doesn’t want to be alone,” says Peter. “She’s kind of lost.”


Peter says the Melrose Place alum needs help. “Heather has been fighting her drinking problem for a long time, and it’s been an issue,” he says. “She’s not a happy person in some cases.” Chris has tried to get his girlfriend help. “He took Heather a couple times to [rehab], and she stays for a certain period of time,” says Peter. “But she gets anxious and wants to come home. It’s difficult. It hasn’t changed, and it’s probably not going to.” (Though Chris was arrested for a DUI the same night Heather was taken into custody, Peter insists his son does not have a drinking problem.) Peter hopes Chris comes to his senses and ends things with Heather, whom he remembers as a “young and fun and very nice” teenager. “She seems to be different at this stage in her life. I told him to quit trying [to help her],” he adds. “I would hope that this [attack] would be enlighteni­ng, but I can’t live his life for him.” ◼

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