Heather Locklear’s good friend Jillian Barberie confirms actress checked into treatment facility

Heather Locklear can always count on her friends for support.

One of those close pals is actress and TV host Jillian Barberie, who exclusively spoke with ET over the phone on Tuesday. During the candid interview, she confirmed that Locklear checked herself into a treatment facility on Monday, 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. And for her, she’s like, ‘Checking into the Four Seasons,’ as a joke, and she sent us a picture of 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 No. 1 thing. Every day you wake up and you just want maybe another chance.”

18 PHOTOSHeather Locklear out and about in recent yearsSee GalleryHeather Locklear out and about in recent yearsLOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 09: Farrah Fawcett Foundation President and CEO, Alana Stewart (L) and Heather Locklear at the Farrah Fawcett Foundation’s ‘Tex-Mex Fiesta’ 2017 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for the Farrah Fawcett Foundation)LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 09:Farrah Fawcett Foundation President and CEO, Alana Stewart (L) and Heather Locklear at the Farrah Fawcett Foundation’s ‘Tex-Mex Fiesta’ 2017 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for the Farrah Fawcett Foundation)BEVERLY HILLS, CA – AUGUST 16:Actress Heather Locklear arrives at the screening of ‘Too Close to Home’ at The Paley Center for Media on August 16, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.(Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)BEVERLY HILLS- CA – AUGUST 16:In this handout photo provided by Discovery, Actress Heather Locklear attends TLC ‘Too Close To Home’ Screening at The Paley Center for Media on August 16, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.(Photo by Amanda Edwards/Discovery via Getty Images)BEVERLY HILLS, CA – OCTOBER 10:Heather Locklear (2nd from Right) and Dr. Marc Mani (R) and guests attend Victorino Noval birthday celebration at The Vineyard Beverly Hills on October 10, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.(Photo by Lilly Lawrence/WireImage)HOLLYWOOD, CA – OCTOBER 24:Actress Heather Locklear attends the opening night of ‘Evita’ at the Pantages Theatre on October 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)HOLLYWOOD, CA – OCTOBER 24: Actress Heather Locklear attends the opening night of ‘Evita’ at the Pantages Theatre on October 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)LAGUNA BEACH, CA – AUGUST 24:Actress Heather Locklear attends the Acura/KOST celebrity benefit concert and pageant on August 24, 2013 in Laguna Beach, California.(Photo by Jerod Harris/WireImage)BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JULY 24:Actress Heather Locklear attends TNT’s 25th anniversary party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 24, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.(Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)HOLLYWOOD, CA – APRIL 11: Actress Heather Locklear arrives at the ‘Scary Movie V’ Los Angeles premiere at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on April 11, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)HOLLYWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 12: Heather Lockleararrives at the ‘This Is 40’ – Los Angeles Premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on December 12, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 12:Actress Heather Locklear attends the St. John’s Health Center’s Power Of Pink benefiting The Margie Petersen Breast Center at Sony Studios on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for St. John’s Health Center)Actress Heather Locklear arrives at the world premiere of ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1’ held at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 8: Heather Locklear arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere of ‘Justin Bieber: Never Say Never’ at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live on February 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)Heather Locklear arrives at ‘White Trash Beautiful’ by Richie Sambora and Nikki Lund at Sunset Gower Studios on March 19, 2010 in Hollywood, California.Heather Locklear rrives at Women In Film’s 2009 Crystal and Lucy Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on June 12, 2009 in Century City, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 20:Actress Heather Locklear arrives at the American Idol Season 8 Grand Finale held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 20, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO — Heather Locklear — Air Date 12/03/2008 — Episode 3668 — Pictured: Actress Heather Locklear arrives for an interview on December 3, 2008(Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)Up Next

See Gallery

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.”

“I think that’s the most important thing about her, is that she’s always been a worker, always been a great person, a friend, she’s wicked funny, she’s naughty, she’s hilarious,” Barberie continued. “She doesn’t feel sorry for herself at all, and I think she’s an incredible person to attack demons like this. She always says to me, ‘Jillian, you didn’t choose your disease,’ and I always tell her, ‘You didn’t choose yours either.’ I mean, it’s different, you know, cancer or addiction, [but] we all have demons to face.”

Barberie added that what they’re both going through is all a part of “the daily struggle,” but it helps to laugh it off with loved ones.

“You can just get by and have a few laughs, which is what we do on the darkest of days,” she explained. “That’s what we do. Every sort of morning we start out, she sends me inspirational messages. I’ll send her some inspiration, and then she always sends like a really naughty meme or something funny, that I can’t repeat. She’s just hysterical and it always makes me laugh.”

“They say laughter is the best medicine, and that’s [true],” she continued. “In those moments where we’re connecting and texting and talking and sending funny messages, it just makes the moment that much better and easier. She’s just a really funny chick.”

21 PHOTOSHeather Locklear retro photosSee GalleryHeather Locklear retro photosPortrait of American actress Heather Locklear dressed in jeans and a cropped sports jersey, late 1970s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)DYANSTY – ‘Reconciliation’ – Airdate December 2, 1981. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) HEATHER LOCKLEARDYNASTY – ‘The Miscarriage’ – Airdate December 16, 1981. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) HEATHER LOCKLEARDYNASTY – Gallery October 1981. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) HEATHER LOCKLEART.J. HOOKER – Heather Locklear Gallery – Shoot Date: June 18, 1982. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)HEATHER LOCKLEARLOS ANGELES – FEBRUARY 2: Actress Heather Locklear poses for a Fashion/portrait Session on February 2, 1981 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)UNITED STATES – OCTOBER 15:DYNASTY – Cast gallery – Season Two – 10/15/81, John Forsythe (Blake) and the ‘Dynasty’ women, from left: Linda Evans (Krystle), Pamela Bellwood (Claudia), Heather Locklear (Sammy Jo), Pamela Sue Martin (Fallon) and Joan Collins (Alexis). ,(Photo by Bob D’Amico/ABC via Getty Images)LOS ANGELES – FEBRUARY 2: Actress Heather Locklear poses for a Fashion/portrait Session on February 2, 1981 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES – FEBRUARY 2: Actress Heather Locklear poses for a Fashion/portrait Session on February 2, 1981 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES – FEBRUARY 2:Actress Heather Locklear poses for a Fashion/portrait Session on February 2, 1981 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES – FEBRUARY 2:Actress Heather Locklear poses for a Fashion/portrait Session on February 2, 1981 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)Heather Locklear and Tom Cruise at the Su Ling Restaurant in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)Heather Locklear & Scott Baio (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)Heather Locklear and Guest during Raquetball Illustrated ‘Player of the Year’ Gala at Don the Beachcomber in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)T.J. HOOKER – Gallery – Shoot Date: June 18, 1982. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) HEATHER LOCKLEART.J. HOOKER – Cast Gallery – Shoot Date: June 28, 1982. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)ADRIAN ZMED;WILLIAM SHATNER;RICHARD HERD;HEATHER LOCKLEAR‘Battle of the Network Stars’ – 10/1/82 on the ABC Television Network competition ‘Battle of the Network Stars’. (Photo by ABC via Getty Images) talent: HEATHER LOCKLEAR photographer: ABC credit: ABC source: American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. cap writer: JDHeather Locklear during Party Celebrating 200th Episode of ‘Melrose Place’ at Garden of Eden in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)Heather Locklear (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)Actress Heather Locklear who appeared in Dynasty 1986. Later in TJ Hooker, Melrose Place, and Spin City.Lead actors of the television show Melrose Place. From (L-R): Laura Leighton, Heather Locklear and Andrew Shue. (Photo by Deborah Feingold/Corbis via Getty Images)Up Next

See Gallery

Barberie also told ET that she and Locklear — who live just down the street from each other in Los Angeles — 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.”

“She’s the kind of person who steps up and says, ‘What do you need?’ And she’ll give you the shirt off her back,” she added.

As ET previously reported, Locklear was originally ordered to serve 120 days in jail, however, that sentence has been stayed in lieu of Locklear entering the residential treatment program ahead of the Sept. 6 deadline, and staying for 30 days. ET has reached out to Locklear’s attorney for comment. She was released on probation and the case was continued until Sept. 6.

The charges against Locklear stem from two separate incidents last year. In February 2018, Locklear was arrested after a domestic violence call was reported at her residence and charged with four counts of misdemeanor battery and one of obstructing an officer. Police alleged that Locklear became combative during the arrest and battered three deputies.

Later in the year, Locklear faced three new misdemeanor charges: battery against a police officer, battery against an EMT and obstructing a police officer stemming from an incident that occurred at her home on June 24, according to the Ventura County DA’s Office.

For more on Locklear and Barberie, tune in to Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday.

10 PHOTOSHeather Locklear and Jack WagnerSee GalleryHeather Locklear and Jack Wagner1/30/00 New York, NY. Former ‘Melrose Place’ bedmates Jack Wagner and Heather Locklear celebrate Super Bowl Sunday and the opening of the musical, ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Coppola’s East in New York. Wagner just assumed the title role. Photo by Robin Platzer/Twin Images/Online USA, Inc.Josie Bissett, Rob Estes, Heather Locklear and Jack Wagner (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)Patrick Muldoon,Kristin Davis, Marcia Cross, Jack Wagner and Heather Locklear (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 31:Heather Locklear (L) and Jack Wagner attend a game betweenthe Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on March 31, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)NEW YORK – MARCH 03: Actors Heather Locklear and Jack Wagner sighting at a Midtown Manhattan apartment building on March 3, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)�2010 GAMEPIKS Actors Heather Locklear and Jack Wagner attend the Los Angeles Lakers/Philadelphia 76ers NBA game at Staples Center on December 31, 2010. The Lakers defeated the 76ers 102-98. XYZ (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)�2009 GAMEPIKS Actress Heather Locklear and actor Jack Wagner sit courtside as they attend the Los Angeles Lakers/Phoenix Suns NBA game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on November 12, 2009. The Lakers defeated the Suns 121-102. XYZ (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 27: (L-R) Jack Wagner and Heather Locklear sighting on October 27, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Aguilera/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic) TOPANGA, CA – MAY 30: Actor Jack Wagner and Actress Heather Locklear attend Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson’s Research Summer Lawn Party held at a Private Residence on May 30, 2009 in Topanga, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research)Heather Locklear and Jack Wagner during Heather Locklear Sighting At Mr. Chows In Beverly Hills – March 1, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by JZ/FilmMagic)Up Next

See Gallery

RELATED CONTENT:

Heather Locklear Shares ‘Still Sober’ Photo After Being Ordered to Enroll in Residential Treatment Program

Heather Locklear Pleads No Contest to 8 Counts of Battery and Resisting Officers in 2018 Arrests

Heather Locklear Back in Rehab for Second Time Since Hospitalization

Source: Read Full Article