HEATHER LOCKLEAR'S GOOD FRIEND JILLIAN BARBERIE CONFIRMS ACTRESS HAS CHECKED INTO TREATMENT FACILITY
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August 20, 2019 (Los Angeles, CA) – ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT exclusively spoke to actress and TV host Jillian Barberie over the phone who confirmed that close friend Heather Locklear checked herself into a treatment facility yesterday, just a few days after the actress pleaded no contest to eight misdemeanor offenses of battery and resisting officers. The judge found her guilty and she was ordered to enroll in a residential treatment program as part of her sentence stemming from two incidents in 2018
"I spoke to her today. She's doing great," said Barberie, who first met Locklear on the set of Melrose Place when she played a reporter in 1998. "Every day, she's in great spirits. She's funny, she just has the best sense of humor. On Monday, she went to the facility.”
"She knows what she's got to do, and she's doing it," Barberie continued. "She's healthy and happy, sober, and is just in a really good place right now. It's time for her to concentrate on her. I think that's exactly what she's doing."
Barberie said that even in "troubled times," Locklear never loses her sense of humor and is only focusing on the positive as she puts herself and her recovery first.
"She's always been an amazing person," she said. "She's thankful for having another opportunity. I think that's the number one thing. Every day you wake up and you just want maybe another chance."
Barberie revealed via Twitter last November that she received medical test results back that confirmed she had cancer in her right breast. She later tweeted that Locklear was incredibly supportive, and had "stepped up beyond anyone will know."
"We've always been very supportive and when someone's going through something like this, this is the time we sort of want to step up and be super supportive," Barberie explained to ET. "She's an incredible person that I've known for decades. I'm so proud of her. Every day we talk, we do inspirational back and forth. She has just helped me through some really dark times."
Barberie also told ET that she and Locklear made a "new resolution" together; to just "get out there," "get moving," "enjoy the sunshine" and "be thankful" for where they are in life.
"She's the motivational [one.] My doctor tells me, 'Go out there and move,' and I'm like, 'Yeah, yeah, yeah.' But she's like, 'No, we really need to do this. It's for our mind, body and soul,'" Barberie said. "That's what it's about. She's just there for you. I can tell you that."
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