updated 02/18/2011 AT 8:50 AM ET
•originally published 02/20/2011 AT 10:00 AM ET
Richie Sambora is looking for his Mrs. Right – or at least Mrs. Right, for now.
“I’m on a search for my future ex-wife,” the Bon Jovi guitarist, 51, told PEOPLE at the N.Y.C. Fashion Week Style 360 afterparty for his line, White Trash Beautiful.
“I’m just looking for the right person to have more children [with],” said the father-of-one, whose daughter Ava (with Locklear) is 13. “I just love being a dad.”
He adds: “There’s nothing like a love for our children. I love being a papa, and that’s the truth.”
So what’s he looking for in the potential mother of his future kids? Sambora says he doesn’t have “any preconceived notions.”
“I think it just hits you,” he says.