BON JOVI star Richie Sambora has denied claims his love for former Bond girl DENISE RICHARDS sparked the end of his marriage to Heather Locklear. The LIVIN' ON A PRAYER guitarist stunned fans when he was spotted kissing his wife's former best friend Richards in April (06), just four months after Locklear filed for divorce, and has been hounded by reports of a secret affaire ever since. He tells American magazine Us Weekly, "I will do anything to enable all of us to move past all of this. I remained faithful during my marriage. And I defy anyone to refute that." Sambora's representative adds, "His family is his number one priority. Richie is the greatest guy, and he wouldn't do anything to hurt anyone close to him."