Just a couple months after getting engaged, lovebirds Heather Locklear and Jack Wagner announced last week that they’ve now called off the wedding. Though the news came as a surprise to some, it seems they decided to scratch their planned nuptials for the sake of their kids.
The Bold and the Beautiful actor tells TMZ that he and Heather were so busy planning the wedding that they were left with little time to devote to their kids – she’s mom to 13-year-old Ava from her marriage to Richie Sambora, he has 2 sons with his ex Felicia Wagner.
The pair, who worked together on Melrose Place in the 1990s and eventually started dating in 2007, also reportedly decided that forming a “blended family” would be too hard on the kids.
Though Heather gushed in a recent interview that Ava was “so excited” about the engagement, she did also stress that her daughter remained her top priority, saying, “I want her to do what makes her happy. That’s the main point.”
Jack tells TMZ that despite the split he and Heather are still in touch and “still love each other very much.”