Friends of Richie Sambora tell The New York Daily News that the Bon Jovi guitarist and his actress wife of nearly 11 years are said to be struggling to keep it together for the sake of their 8-year-old daughter, Ava. “Richie is a sweetheart, but I don’t know if he can take it much longer,” a friend said. But the couple responded, wishing their “friends” would shut up. “The real story is that there is no story,” they said in a joint statement. “The truth is that after 11 years together, we are still happily married. Boring but true.” The full article at nydailynews.com has since been removed or relocated.