Heather Locklear out of rehab and sober, source says (Exclusive)

Heather Locklear is out of rehab. 

A source close to the actress tells ET that Locklear is back home and sober, after entering rehab earlier this month following her arrest for one count felony domestic violence and three counts misdemeanor battery on a police officer.

The source also says, however, that the Melrose Place star is back with her boyfriend, Chris Heisser, who was involved in the encounter that led to her February arrest. “Heather came out of rehab and went straight back into the arms of Chris Heisser,” the source shares. 

“They are like oil and water, fighting nonstop," the source continues, adding that her family wants to see her and Heisser part ways.

"Her family wants to see her focus on her health and sobriety and once that's in place, she can then start fresh with a new man,” the source reveals. “Right now, Heather is sober and she is in therapy. She is taking it one day at a time.”

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Farrah Fawcett Foundation President and CEO, Alana Stewart (L) and Heather Locklear at the Farrah Fawcett Foundation's 'Tex-Mex Fiesta' 2017 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for the Farrah Fawcett Foundation)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Farrah Fawcett Foundation President and CEO, Alana Stewart (L) and Heather Locklear at the Farrah Fawcett Foundation's 'Tex-Mex Fiesta' 2017 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for the Farrah Fawcett Foundation)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 16: Actress Heather Locklear arrives at the screening of 'Too Close to Home' at The Paley Center for Media on August 16, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS- CA - AUGUST 16: In this handout photo provided by Discovery, Actress Heather Locklear attends TLC 'Too Close To Home' Screening at The Paley Center for Media on August 16, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Discovery via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 10: Heather Locklear (2nd from Right) and Dr. Marc Mani (R) and guests attend Victorino Noval birthday celebration at The Vineyard Beverly Hills on October 10, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lilly Lawrence/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 24: Actress Heather Locklear attends the opening night of 'Evita' at the Pantages Theatre on October 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 24: Actress Heather Locklear attends the opening night of 'Evita' at the Pantages Theatre on October 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LAGUNA BEACH, CA - AUGUST 24: Actress Heather Locklear attends the Acura/KOST celebrity benefit concert and pageant on August 24, 2013 in Laguna Beach, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 24: Actress Heather Locklear attends TNT's 25th anniversary party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 24, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 11: Actress Heather Locklear arrives at the 'Scary Movie V' Los Angeles premiere at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on April 11, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 12: Heather Locklear arrives at the 'This Is 40' - Los Angeles Premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on December 12, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actress Heather Locklear attends the St. John's Health Center's Power Of Pink benefiting The Margie Petersen Breast Center at Sony Studios on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for St. John's Health Center)
Actress Heather Locklear arrives at the world premiere of 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1' held at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 8: Heather Locklear arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'Justin Bieber: Never Say Never' at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live on February 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
Heather Locklear arrives at 'White Trash Beautiful' by Richie Sambora and Nikki Lund at Sunset Gower Studios on March 19, 2010 in Hollywood, California.
Heather Locklear rrives at Women In Film's 2009 Crystal and Lucy Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on June 12, 2009 in Century City, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 20: Actress Heather Locklear arrives at the American Idol Season 8 Grand Finale held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 20, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Heather Locklear -- Air Date 12/03/2008 -- Episode 3668 -- Pictured: Actress Heather Locklear arrives for an interview on December 3, 2008 (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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As for Locklear's daughter, 20-year-old Ava Sambora, the source says their relationship is a work in progress. "Ava is hurt and angry that her mother is taking steps backwards” by going back to Heisser, the source claims. “Ava is coping as she always does because she has no choice … Ava deals with a lot of anxiety.”

Locklear was arrested on Feb. 25 after a domestic violence call was reported at a residence. In an initial investigation, police allege that she had battered Heisser at the residence prior to their arrival. During the arrest, police say Locklear allegedly became combative and uncooperative, and allegedly battered three deputies. 

A few hours after Locklear's arrest, Heisser was arrested on a driving under the influence charge in Thousand Oaks, California. He was cited and released shortly after.

A source told ET earlier this month that Locklear believed "this whole situation is just one big mistake." "[She's] blaming her brother for making the call to the police," the source claimed. "She also thinks her boyfriend [Chris Heisser] has blown everything out of proportion."

ET has reached out to Heisser, as well as representatives for Locklear, including her attorney, for comment.

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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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Reporting by Adriane Schwartz.

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