Sambora Did NOT Dump Richards

5/15/2006 5:29 PM PDT

Sambora Did NOT Dump Richards

Denise Richards and Richie Sambora are still an item, contrary to a published report.

In Touch magazine published a splashy cover, picturing Richards, Sambora and his estranged wife, Heather Locklear. The headline reads: "Exclusive: Richie Dumps Denise!"

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Well, sources connected with the couple confirm to TMZ that Richards and Sambora are "totally together." Sambora is in Austria tonight, in the middle of Bon Jovi's world tour. We're told Richards is trying to arrange to travel overseas to be with Sambora during the tour.

Richards remained mum on Mother's Day when asked about Sambora.