Heather Locklear breaks her social media silence with an unexpected Instagram

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Heather Locklear at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, 2016 (Photo: Amanda Edwards/Discovery via Getty Images)
Heather Locklear at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, 2016 (Photo: Amanda Edwards/Discovery via Getty Images)

Heather Locklear shared an adorable photo of her puppy on Instagram Wednesday that looked like the dozens of others on her page, but it was much more significant. The post marked the Melrose Place alum’s return to social media, amid legal and personal drama.

Too close?

A post shared by Heather Locklear (@heatherlocklear) on Mar 14, 2018 at 11:29am PDT

Not surprisingly, Locklear made no mention of her Feb. 25 arrest on charges of felony domestic violence and battery on an officer. The incident happened after her brother arrived at her Thousand Oaks, Calif., home and found her arguing with her boyfriend, Chris Heisser. Locklear allegedly threatened the Ventura County sheriff’s deputies who responded to the call, saying she would “shoot them if they ever came to her house again,” law officials said in a press release. According to People, officers also said the actress told them, “You f***ing deserve your kids to die!” and was physically combative.

Heather Locklear appears in her mugshot. (Photo: Ventura County Sheriffs Office via Getty Images)
Heather Locklear in her mug shot. (Photo: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office via Getty Images)

The domestic violence charge against Locklear, 56, has been dropped, but she’s still facing four counts of misdemeanor battery on a police officer and one charge of resisting or obstructing a police officer. She’s been banned from owning a firearm too.

Last week, Locklear checked into rehab to get help with addiction issues she’s struggled with for years, a source told Entertainment Tonight. Ava Sambora, Locklear’s 20-year-old daughter with rocker Richie Sambora, reportedly “begged her mom to go to rehab.”

The last photo she shared before her arrest was one of her with her puppy on her lap while they were on their way to Boston. It looked a lot different from her mug shot.

Mister n Me on our way to Boston

A post shared by Heather Locklear (@heatherlocklear) on Feb 23, 2018 at 4:06pm PST

Her latest photo does not indicate a location.

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