Although she filed for divorce from Bon Jovi rocker Richie Sambora in 2006, Heather Locklear has only now gotten around to officially splitting up from his last name, reports TMZ.

Heather Deen Sambora filed a request in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday asking that her name be officially changed to what everyone calls her anyway: Heather Locklear. About time!

But why now? Is the actress saying good-bye to her ex-husband's name because she's ready to commit to her latest steady, former 'Melrose Place' costar Jack Wagner?

Late last week, according to, Wagner serenaded her at a 49th birthday party he threw her in Beverly Hills (her birthday was Saturday).