Heather Locklear’s mini-me daughter Ava Sambora, 26, is engaged to boyfriend of 5 years Tyler Farrar as he proposes with a large diamond ring

Heather Locklear’s daughter is engaged.

On Sunday, it was shared on social media that Ava Sambora (26) accepted a proposal from her boyfriend of five years, Tyler Farrar.

They were seen next to the sea in a beautiful meadow decorated with white flowers as he got down on one knee.

Ava wore a white dress with a sweater and purse slung over her shoulder while she accessorized with strappy white high heels with her blonde hair down as he slipped to the ring.

The ball was a large diamond from Layna Friedman Jewelers.

“Difficult introduction,” both Ava and Tyler wrote in their captions for the photos taken by photographer Maxfield Bonta.

He is wearing a white shirt and sneakers with khaki pants.

Mom Heather hit the like button on the lovely post.

Heather Locklear’s daughter is engaged. On Sunday, it was shared on social media that Ava Sambora, 26, had accepted a proposal from her boyfriend of five years, Tyler Farrar

They were seen by the sea in a beautiful grass landing decorated with white flowers as he got down on one knee

They were seen by the sea in a beautiful grass landing decorated with white flowers as he got down on one knee

Ava wore a white dress with a cardigan and purse on her shoulder while she accessorized with white strappy high heels with her blonde hair down as he slipped into the ring

Ava wore a white dress with a cardigan and purse on her shoulder while she accessorized with white strappy high heels with her blonde hair down as he slipped into the ring

Heather Locklear's daughter is engaged.  On Sunday, it was shared on social media that Ava Sambora (26) accepted a proposal from her boyfriend of five years, Tyler Farrar.  Heather and Ava at the Scary Movie 5 film premiere in Los Angeles in 2013

Heather Locklear’s daughter is engaged. On Sunday, it was shared on social media that Ava Sambora (26) accepted a proposal from her boyfriend of five years, Tyler Farrar. Heather and Ava at the Scary Movie 5 film premiere in Los Angeles in 2013

Ava and Tyler have been dating for years and frequently feature each other on social media.

She first showed him in 2019.

The Hollywood veteran shares Ava with her second husband, Bon Jovi lead guitarist Richie Sambora, to whom she was married from 1994 to 2007.

Ava was a busy girl with her studies.

In May 2023, she earned her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from the University of Southern California.

Ava beamed with pride as she wore her Class of 2023 cap and sash as she posed on the picturesque campus.

Her mother, who attended the graduation, wrote on Instagram: ‘Such a proud mummy. Congratulations my baby, on your masters in MFT. With your hard work and perseverance and kindly hear.’

The Los Angeles native explained in her caption that accompanied photos of her at USC.

“Today I will be graduating from USC with a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy!” begins Sambora’s note shared.

The ball was a large diamond from Layna Friedman Jewelers

The ball was a large diamond from Layna Friedman Jewelers

“Difficult introduction,” both Ava and Tyler wrote in their captions for the photos taken by photographer Maxfield Bonta

He is wearing a white shirt and sneakers with khaki pants.  Mom Heather hit the like button on the lovely post

He is wearing a white shirt and sneakers with khaki pants. Mom Heather hit the like button on the lovely post

The lovebirds have been together since 2019

The lovebirds have been together since 2019

The Hollywood veteran shares Ava with her second husband, Bon Jovi lead guitarist Richie Sambora, to whom she was married from 1994 to 2007;  the trio was pictured in 2005

The Hollywood veteran shares Ava with her second husband, Bon Jovi lead guitarist Richie Sambora, to whom she was married from 1994 to 2007; the trio was pictured in 2005

Locklear took to Instagram to wish her mini-me daughter a happy 26th birthday in October.  The Melrose Place veteran posted several throwback photos from when the blonde was a little baby

Locklear took to Instagram to wish her mini-me daughter a happy 26th birthday in October. The Melrose Place veteran posted several throwback photos from when the blonde was a little baby

There was an image where Ava was blowing out the pink and red candles from her chocolate birthday cake

There was an image where Ava was blowing out the pink and red candles from her chocolate birthday cake

Family resemblance: In her new snap, Ava, 22, was a dead ringer for her famous mother, Heather Locklear, aged 22 in 1984)

So no one told you life was going to be like this: 'How are you?'  Ava captioned in a nod to Matt LeBlanc's catchphrase as Joey Tribbiani on the iconic sitcom Friends

Family resemblance: Ava (right) is a dead ringer for her famous mother Heather (left, aged 22 in 1984)

‘I am very grateful for the past two years and all the wonderful people I have met along the way. Cheers to the class of 2023!’ she finished.

Ava wore a pale gray satin mini dress that showed off her legs while she added nude strappy heels.

The star also had a red and yellow Class of 2023 sash in place and her black cap on. In another image, she wore her black gown while sitting on a field next to mature trees while on the Los Angeles campus.

USC costs about $64,000 a year.

Good girl: Ava earned her master's degree in family therapy from the University of Southern California.  She finished in May 2023

Good girl: Ava earned her master’s degree in family therapy from the University of Southern California. She finished in May 2023

The ladies are arm-in-arm at the This Is 40 premiere in LA in 2012

The ladies are arm-in-arm at the This Is 40 premiere in LA in 2012

Locklear was unforgettable on TV’s Melrose Place from 1993 to 1999.

She also came back on the new version of the show from 2009 to 2010.

Heather was also known for her marriages – she was married to Pamela Anderson’s ex, Tommy Lee, as well as Sambora.

This comes after she had a rough patch as she went in and out of rehab in 2018 and 2019; the star seems to be much better and more stable these days.

Heather played the scheming Amanda Woodward on Melrose Place until the show ended in 1999.  (clockwise from top left) Rob Estes, Locklear, Jack Wagner, Jamie Luner, Josie Bissett, Thomas Calabro, Kelly Rutherford, John Haymes Newton

Heather played the scheming Amanda Woodward on Melrose Place until the show ended in 1999. (clockwise from top left) Rob Estes, Locklear, Jack Wagner, Jamie Luner, Josie Bissett, Thomas Calabro, Kelly Rutherford, John Haymes Newton

It was reported in 2021 that Heather ‘couldn’t be happier’ with fiancé Chris Heisser, with sources saying the couple are ‘in a really good place’ as they take their relationship to the next level.

An insider said: ‘Heather and Chris are in a really good place now. They couldn’t be happier. They each go out of their way to make the other feel special – she will cook for him, he will buy her flowers, etc.’

The star and her fiance are high school sweethearts, and their romance dates back to the ’70s, although they fell out of touch and only reunited in 2017.

For Heather, the upcoming wedding will be her third.

In 2021, she said she was ‘terrified’ of her return to television.

The actress appeared as Kristine Carlson in the made-for-TV movie Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: The Kristine Carlson Story – which is based on the book series by Kristine and her husband Dr. Richard Carlson – and she was worried about her first small screen role in four years.

Seen here in 1985 at the start of her career modeling a macramé swimsuit

Seen here in 1985 at the start of her career modeling a macramé swimsuit

Locklear, Adrian Zmed, William Shatner in the 1980s series TJ Hooker

Locklear, Adrian Zmed, William Shatner in the 1980s series TJ Hooker

“The challenging part of it was so scary for me,” she said while speaking to reporters at Lifetime’s Fall Movies press event.

One emotional scene in which Kristine learns how her husband – played by Jason MacDonald – died was shot on the second day of filming.

Heather turned to Kristine herself to help research the powerful moment, adding: ‘She said, “It’s almost like a child dying.” And it stopped me in my tracks.’

Although the star wasn’t sure if she would be able to reach the right emotional level the scene called for, she relaxed and ‘felt very safe’.

And while Heather had other concerns about remembering her rules after a few years away, she found it ‘so easy’ to fall back into old habits.

She told People: ‘I don’t know why I was so afraid of memorizing lines, how about conveying emotion.’