Who's Ava Sambora? Meet Heather Locklear's Doppleganger Daughter

Ava Sambora received a bunch of comparisons to her mom, actress Heather Locklear, after posting an Instagram photo wearing one of her mom's t-shirts.

Sambora posted the photo wearing her mom's Bon Jovi t-shirt. "I got it from my mama (Like I literally got this shirt from my mom's closet)," she joked in the caption. She also posted a photo of Locklear wearing the same shirt in 2000. Besides looking like her mother, the t-shirt is a fun way to also show that her dad is also former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora.

Fans also commented on the post pointing out the resemblance. "Yes well you both look stunning," one fan wrote. "Wow a tribute to your mother and father at the same time," another wrote. "[L]ike mother like daughter," someone else commented.

This is not the first time that the 22-year-old recent graduate has joked about her resemblance to her mother. In the caption for a 2016 Mother's Day Instagram post, Sambora called Locklear her "twin and best friend."

Locklear was married to Richie Sambora from 1994 until filing for divorce in 2006. Their divorce was finalized in 2007. Ava Sambora was born in October 1997. In an earlier Instagram post, she wrote that she recently graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in psychology and minor in women's and gender studies and plans to attend grad school in 2021. "Thank you to all the wonderful people in my life who made this journey possible! Cheers to all the grads," she wrote in the caption. Locklear also celebrated her daughters' graduation with numerous Instagram posts.

Despite planning to go to grad school for psychology, Sambora has dabbled in acting beginning with the 2012 Judd Apatow comedy This is 40. Her IMDb page lists three other roles including appearances on the series Good Luck Charlie, Fresh Off the Boat, and the TV movie Mommy Be Mine. She also has roles in upcoming horror-flick A Dark Foe and short Room 13, which IMDb lists as completed and in post-production, respectively.

According to her IMDb bio, she also walked the runway for her dad's women's fashion line "White Trash Beautiful" at Los Angeles Fashion Weekend in 2010.

Sambora did not respond to Newsweek's requests for comment via direct message on Instagram and Twitter in time for publication. Sambora's manager Vault Entertainment did not immediately respond to Newsweek's emailed request for comment. Locklear's publicist did not immediately respond to emailed request for comment.

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Actresses Heather Locklear and Ava Sambora arrive at the 'Scary Movie V' Los Angeles premiere at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on April 11, 2013 in Hollywood, California. Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage/Getty