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Jack Wagner and Heather Locklear split was for children, reports say

Actor Jack Wagner and Actress Heather Locklear attend an event on May 30, 2009 in Topanga, California. Michael Buckner/Getty Images

(CBS) Planning a wedding can be stressful - apparently stressful enough to break off an engagement entirely in the case of Heather Locklear and Jack Wagner, reports say.

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Wagner told TMZ the wedding plans became so overwhelming and consuming they had very little time to spend with their own kids.

Locklear has a 13-year-old daughter, Ava, with ex Richie Sambora and Wagner has two sons with first wife Kristina Wagner. The couple split last week.

According to TMZ, Wagner also said he and Locklear decided against a "blended family," saying it would be too disruptive for the kids, therefore causing them to run out of time to spend with one another.

Locklear and Wagner starred as Amanda Woodward and Dr. Peter Burns on the '90s primetime series "Melrose Place." They linked up years later, sparking a romance in 2007.

This would have been Locklear's third marriage. She and rocker Tommy Lee broke up in 1993 after seven years together. She then wed Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, but they divorced in 2008.

Wagner, 52, and his first wife split in 2006.

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