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Ava Sambora, Daughter of Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora, Is Engaged to Boyfriend Tyler Farrar

The couple announced their exciting engagement news on Instagram Saturday

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Ava Sambora and Tyler Farrar.

Ava Sambora is engaged!

The 26-year-old daughter of Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora announced her engagement to longtime boyfriend Tyler Farrar in a celebratory joint post shared on Instagram Saturday.

“Hard launch!!” the duo wrote alongside sweet moments captured as Farrar got down on one knee and proposed to Ava.

In a first image, Farrar presented Ava with an engagement ring as they stood surrounded by lit candles in front of an arch of white roses by the sea at sunset.

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Ava Sambora and Tyler Farrar.

Ava showed off her diamond sparkler as the newly engaged pair embraced in following shots.

Proud mother Locklear, 62, wrote in the comments section, “My two favorite people💗." Her comment came about after she celebrated Ava’s 26th birthday in October.

At the time, the actress shared photos of herself with Ava as a child. She wrote in her caption, “Happy Birthday to my favorite person on earth! You are stronger, smarter, and more beautiful than you can ever imagine. I’m so glad God trusted me to be your mama ♥️💗💘💕."

"My whole heart!!! I love you beyond words. Thank you for being my mama 🥹🥳💘🤍," Ava replied.

<p>Steve Granitz/WireImage</p> Heather Locklear and daughter Ava Sambora.

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Heather Locklear and daughter Ava Sambora.

The mother-daughter duo share a close relationship. Ava previously supported her mother through her battle with substance abuse, which Locklear entered rehab for in 2019.

In turn, Locklear also supported Ava during her battle with anxiety, which the model and actress opened up to PEOPLE about in companion essays with Locklear in October 2020.

“Anytime of the day, she would stop what she was doing and come to comfort me,” Ava said at the time of her mother. “She did everything she could to help me get through those difficult months, from taking me to every doctor’s appointment to giving me tons of books on managing anxiety.”

“Dealing with anxiety can be tough when you feel like people don’t understand you,” she continued. “My mom always made me feel heard. She never judged me and made sure I didn’t feel alone.”

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Ava Sambora and Tyler Farrar.

Ava is also close with dad Richie, 64. The Bon Jovi guitarist told PEOPLE in November, "Ava is killing it."

"She's basically practicing psychology," the rocker dad added, sharing that Ava recently got her master's degree and is "getting ready to go for a doctorate."

Sambora also told PEOPLE he was so happy about Ava's schooling that he surprised her with a retriever puppy.

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