Valerie Bertinelli is happier than ever after divorcing her husband! On Tuesday, American actor Valerie Bertinelli announced that she and Tom Vitale had separated legally. The 62-year-old actor shared a video on Twitter in which she claimed that the divorce proceedings were ready to be filed as she was at the airport en route to see her son Wolfgang Van Halen.
As per Entertainment Tonight, Valerie filed for divorce from Tom on May 12th, 2022, claiming “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their separation in the Los Angeles Superior Court of California. The pair apparently split up on December 1st, 2019, though they publicly declared their split in November 2021. According to the records obtained by Entertainment Tonight sources, they don’t have any children but have a premarital arrangement in place.
Who Is Valerie Bertinelli?
On April 23rd, 1960, the American actress Valerie Anne Bertinelli was born. She has been nominated for her performance in television acting and for presenting for two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and two Emmy Awards. She secured a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012.
Bertinelli first rose to fame as a young actress playing Barbara Cooper Royer in the televised series One Day at a Time. She beat out two Golden Globe candidates for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film. In the appearances of Melanie Moretti on the sitcom Hot in Cleveland (2010–2015) and Gloria on the spiritual drama series Touched by an Angel, she eventually found success as an adult (2001–2003).
Who Is Valerie Bertinelli’s Husband, Tom Vitale?
Tom Vitale is a financial advisor, TV producer, businessman, and online personality. He was born in America. Together with Ed Loew, Bertinelli and Vitale established the new e-business “Veebow” in 2011.
However, his e-business dropped and was eventually discontinued in 2018. Tom has worked on numerous movies as a producer. The actress accepted Tom Vitale’s marriage proposal in March 2010 in Italy, and on January 1st, 2011, the couple exchanged vows in their Malibu home.
Why Did The Couple Got Divorced?
Despite having a prenuptial agreement in place, the Hot in Cleveland star was compelled to compensate her ex-husband $2.2 million. By December 31st, Vitale must vacate Bertinelli’s Malibu residence in order to get paid. On the other hand, if Valerie doesn’t pay, the financial planner can stay in the home without paying rent.
She reportedly liked some congratulating comments. “Congratulations on dismissing that MoFo’s gravy train ride, and even more congratulations on your newly acquired freedom! Have fun when you see Wolfie! To you, a happy Thanksgiving!.” Someone left a comment on Twitter. In 2004, Bertinelli and Vitale got to know one another through her brother Patrick.
Before being engaged, they were a couple for six years. Their wedding was in January 2011. Bertinelli stated before the wedding that she was thrilled to finally refer to Vitale as her “husband” following their protracted romance. Previously, Bertinelli was wed to the late Eddie Van Halen, with whom she got married in 1981. In March 1991, their son Wolfgang was born.
The couple officially got divorced in December 2007 after separating in 2001. Bertinelli shared her favorite aspect of marriage, which was getting to call Vitale, her husband, during an interview on The View not long after the nuptials. The actress said that calling Vitale her husband seems appropriate. In 2018, the pair allowed Food Network Magazine a rare tour of their Los Angeles home, where they resided with their dog and five cats.
The library was Bertinelli’s favorite room in the house, where she would unwind with her pets while getting ideas for Valerie’s Home Cooking and her cookbooks. Bertinelli revised her petition to ask for a dissolution of marriage six months after submitting her initial petition for separation. Bertinelli claimed that despite writing about her affection for Van Halen in her memoir, her marriage didn’t end because of those feelings.
She discussed her choice to break up with Vitale in Already Enough and mentioned that it was a slow burn and a painful one. She further added that the couple has strayed from the passions that first drew them together and realized that such disagreements could not be reconciled. She called Tom a fine man who struggles with many of the same difficulties as she did.
The jewelry and shoes Valerie Bertinelli wore during her wedding to Tom Vitale were sold in September 2022. Two Tiffany rings that bring back unpleasant memories, together with a pair of shoes she wore to a wedding in January 2011, were the items that she put up for sale. Post that, She also tweeted on Twitter, stating, “I’m officially f—-ing divorced.”