Denise Richards Vacations with Richie Sambora and Ava in Hawaii

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Denise Richards packed up her three daughters and headed to Hawaii to join Richie Sambora and his daughter Ava for a Spring Break vacation.

The aspiring 14-year-old model exchanged tweets with Richards about their tropical hookup.  Denise: "@avasamboraxxoo see you soon!!!!"  Ava responded, "@DENISE-RICHARDS Yes! So excited for the trip!"

Sambora and his daughter caught a flight Saturday. He tweeted, "On a plane headed to the beach."  This morning, "Sunday breakfast in paradise...thank god for today."

Denise and her children Lola, Sam and Eloise headed out this morning from LAX to join the father and daughter duo for a joint family getaway.  Her final tweet before boarding, "Vacay bound."

Richards first hooked up with the rocker on the heels of her divorce from Charlie Sheen and his divorce from her best friend Heather Locklear in 2006. The romance fizzled less than a year later.

The reality celeb mother of three mended fences with the Bon Jovi lead guitarist in November 2011, not long before his ex-wife, Ava's mother, split with her fiance Jack Wagner and nearly overdosed in January 2012.

Sambora has a history of addiction issues too--with several stints in rehab under his belt.  His latest in-patient treatment began in late April 2011.  He rejoined the band in June for the European leg of their tour.

Based upon Locklear's history with Richards, we can't help but wonder what she thinks of this cozy holiday adventure.

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