Details emerge on Heather Locklear's convicted felon boyfriend

It's been a headline-making few days for Heather Locklear, who was arrested this week for assaulting police officers and physically abusing her boyfriend. Details are now emerging on the man Locklear has called her "favorite person on earth" -- and why her family is concerned about their relationship.

Although most didn't know his name until the Sunday altercation, Locklear hasn't been evasive about her relationship with Chris Heisser. In September 2017, she introduced him to her Instagram followers with a selfie of the two in bed. "40 years later," she captioned the snapshot. Months later, she posted another intimate bed photo. So who is Chris Heisser?

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Forty years ago, Locklear was just a 16-year-old high schooler growing up in Los Angeles. Heisser, Page Six reports, is an "old high school flame" who recently moved in with Locklear in her Thousand Oaks mansion.

After the blowout physical fight, which reportedly occurred in front of Locklear's 20-year-old daughter Ava, Heisser himself was also arrested. Less than an hour after police cuffed Locklear, he was cited for drunk driving.

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Always giggling and always moving my hands awkwardly
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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! But a very special post for my girl who is currently abroad. I am so thankful for you Tara and miss you so much. Come home and eat pumpkin pie with me ASAP please!!! I love you more than turkey
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Forever my best friend. Thank you for the opportunities you've given to me and everything you've provided for me. No one could ever replace you in my heart. I love you pop 🌹🖤
Best formal date I could ever ask for
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The incident wasn't his first brush with the law: In 2011, Heisser served two years in prison for a felony conviction on theft and fraud charges, and he's also racked up a number of traffic violations to varying degrees of severity.

“They rekindled their relationship a little over a year ago,” a Locklear family member said. “We’re not sure how good they are together.”

But despite apparent evidence of a volatile relationship, Locklear has been vocal about her adoration for Heisser, captioning a November 2017 photo, "Thankful for you."

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Portrait of American actress Heather Locklear dressed in jeans and a cropped sports jersey, late 1970s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
DYANSTY - 'Reconciliation' - Airdate December 2, 1981. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) HEATHER LOCKLEAR
DYNASTY - 'The Miscarriage' - Airdate December 16, 1981. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) HEATHER LOCKLEAR
DYNASTY - Gallery October 1981. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) HEATHER LOCKLEAR
T.J. HOOKER - Heather Locklear Gallery - Shoot Date: June 18, 1982. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) HEATHER LOCKLEAR
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 2: Actress Heather Locklear poses for a Fashion/portrait Session on February 2, 1981 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 15: DYNASTY - Cast gallery - Season Two - 10/15/81, John Forsythe (Blake) and the 'Dynasty' women, from left: Linda Evans (Krystle), Pamela Bellwood (Claudia), Heather Locklear (Sammy Jo), Pamela Sue Martin (Fallon) and Joan Collins (Alexis). , (Photo by Bob D'Amico/ABC via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 2: Actress Heather Locklear poses for a Fashion/portrait Session on February 2, 1981 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 2: Actress Heather Locklear poses for a Fashion/portrait Session on February 2, 1981 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 2: Actress Heather Locklear poses for a Fashion/portrait Session on February 2, 1981 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 2: Actress Heather Locklear poses for a Fashion/portrait Session on February 2, 1981 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)
Heather Locklear and Tom Cruise at the Su Ling Restaurant in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Heather Locklear & Scott Baio (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Heather Locklear and Guest during Raquetball Illustrated 'Player of the Year' Gala at Don the Beachcomber in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
T.J. HOOKER - Gallery - Shoot Date: June 18, 1982. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) HEATHER LOCKLEAR
T.J. HOOKER - Cast Gallery - Shoot Date: June 28, 1982. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) ADRIAN ZMED;WILLIAM SHATNER;RICHARD HERD;HEATHER LOCKLEAR
'Battle of the Network Stars' - 10/1/82 on the ABC Television Network competition 'Battle of the Network Stars'. (Photo by ABC via Getty Images) talent: HEATHER LOCKLEAR photographer: ABC credit: ABC source: American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. cap writer: JD
Heather Locklear during Party Celebrating 200th Episode of 'Melrose Place' at Garden of Eden in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Heather Locklear (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Actress Heather Locklear who appeared in Dynasty 1986. Later in TJ Hooker, Melrose Place, and Spin City.
Lead actors of the television show Melrose Place. From (L-R): Laura Leighton, Heather Locklear and Andrew Shue. (Photo by Deborah Feingold/Corbis via Getty Images)
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