David Spade has nothing but good things to say about his ex-girlfriend Heather Locklear.
The actor, 53, opened up about the actress, who has been going through tough times of late, with Andy Cohen on SiriusXM’s “Andy Cohen Live” show on Wednesday.
The pair briefly dated in 2006, but more recently the “Melrose Place” alum, 56, made headlines for allegedly attacking a police officer and an EMT before being hospitalized for a possible overdose.
“I mean, I love her,” Spade told Cohen. “She was nice to go out with me, and I will always be indebted to her because she was so nice, so fun.”
Spade then explained how they met, “She was on ‘Saturday Night Live‘ once, hosting, when I was a writer,” he recalled. “She goes, ‘I remember you.’ I go, ‘There’s not a chance.’ She remembered me, and I was some goofy writer, walking around — not getting any sketches on, of course. Just like, mesmerized by her, growing up on her, loving her. Ran into her later and we were friendly, and then we started hanging out. But she’s always so chirpy and fun and hilarious. So I would just keep checking in on her now and then.”
“I still do,” he . “Because, you know, if people are going through a hard time … ”
Spade later revealed Locklear called him when she heard about the death of his sister-in-law, Kate Spade, in June.
“She checked in on me with Katie, and all that stuff,” he said. “A lot of people did. And it was really nice.”
A source confirmed to People that Locklear would seek long-term treatment for substance abuse and her mental health.