Heather Locklear on Reconnecting with Her High School Sweetheart After 40 Years
we are here with the beautiful
locklearwho i've known most of my life uh we played mother and daughter when i was seven and she was 21 in fire starter and uh you have this new project called don't sweat the small stuff the kristin carlson story and i would love for you to talk about this project and the history of the writer and his wife that you are playing who becomes the hero of the story right well um i think in the 90s it the don't sweat the small stuff came out and it sold like 20 million copy i don't know a bunch of copies and um this this chris who i play and her husband richard were very spiritual people honestly on a different level and um they were such a unique couple together and they would meditate every morning together in bed had their coffee and uh had two two girls and he was they had started writing books together but she was doing the mom thing and he was doing his work anyway so he passes away and suddenly and suddenly chris has to become him him and her a mother and a father keeping the brand together going through such a grieving process that she learned like this is the big stuff don't sweat the small stuff let's like live moment to moment and enjoy every moment and um that will might help take care of the big stuff but at least when the big stuff comes you'll feel confident that you will get through it and um she's such a like an angel honestly and she's just full of wisdom full of spirituality and um there...
are so many synchronicities between the two of us and between her and her husband and um anyway with her two daughters the strength that she had to raise those two to keep it together to keep the brand going and she is still today um and so with her her book this book it's it's such a journey through what she went to through when she heard he passed and until you know a couple a couple
yearsafter of her life and how she had to accept and move forward you can either sit back and feel bad or you have to you have to move forward and that will get you out so she's just an amazing human being and it's really the story of these three girls women woman two girls and how um they stick together and get through this tragic thing that he was only 45
yearsold when he died and then she found like letters uh she had all these love letters of his she um well first when she came back all of there was things in the house that he had written down like don't forget the dog medicine don't forget that this don't for this is what happens on wednesday and thursday like he had known somehow that he was slowing down i don't know so these were she'd find him in books but then he had written on her um on their 18th wedding anniversary he gave her this like semi book and so she's looking at this and he's like if i had my life to live over again i wouldn't change a thing chris you are the loved one it was almost like a goodbye and he passed three
later and so um you know and this is also a book it's one hour to live one hour to love yeah and um so it was it's also incredible you know for anyone who's going through loss or divorce or a pet going or losing a job it's pretty amazing i i appreciate people who go out there and say love it's okay live as if you have no fears or there may not be a luxury of time these are profound things to me and i parent that way too i i parent very lovingly you are so right my daughter i would um i used to be afraid of saying goodbye and hugging people and my girlfriend said why don't you hug me so then i hug everyone the guy who's taking out my groceries that they don't do that anymore but i'd hug him i'm sewing okay gotta get over this you know shyness and my daughter says i love you when she hangs up to anyone i love you when you're going when she leaves she loves she's like i think you know she's afraid that if she doesn't say that you know how guilty she would feel if something happened to anyone but she taught me that and so i love you drew so i love you too i do and i was so excited to see you today and reconnect and speaking of
reconnectingand love may i ask you about
sweetheartno no i'm kidding of course you can yeah you met this man in
schoolso i suppose he was a young man or a boy at that he was 15. first of all when you guys were making out could anyone tell you apart i are...
you no here's the thing he was he's better looking he's cuter than me i'm like ugh and then my thought is i'm like no i i don't think they knew i mean you look like two halves that make the perfect hole here or go to the hilarious stylist i it's just perfect i'm i didn't realize he actually did his hair but he obviously did his hair he didn't say it didn't just go like that i mean you worked as hard as on his hair than i as i worked on mine just saying exactly exactly i love it i love it it's so meant to be and then you reconnected