Tom Vitale and Valerie Bertinelli have divorced after a decade of marriage. By signing the papers on Thursday, the Food Network host and her longtime boyfriend ended their partnership.
Tom Vitale And Valerie Bertinelli Divorced For Irreconcilable Differences!
The actress and presenter have been nominated for two Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. The Hollywood Walk of Fame bestowed her a star in 2012, and she was ecstatic about it.
Bertinelli gained fame as a kid actor in the One Day at a Time comedy. She was nominated twice for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film at the Golden Globes. Following that, she starred as Gloria on the religious drama series Touched by an Angel and as Melanie Moretti on the sitcom Hot in Cleveland, for which she was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award.
Valerie’s Home Cooking and Kids Baking Championship, for which she was nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards, were among the programs Bertinelli hosted for the Food Network. In December of 2021, Bertinelli’s contract with Food Network was renewed.
Eddie Van Halen, a rock star, was Bertinelli’s husband from 1981 until 2007; the couple had one child, Wolfgang. A new petition was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, with Bertinelli citing “irreconcilable disputes” as the reason for the break-up.
According to divorce papers obtained by People, Vitale and Valerie Bertinelli have been separated since December 2019, and they do not have any children together.
The couple has “in full force and effect and fully enforceable on the parties” prenuptial agreement, according to the site. They were married in March 2010 after meeting in 2004, when Bertinelli was working as a financial advisor and entrepreneur and Vitale was CEO of an e-commerce company.
In November of 2021, after a formal separation, the couple filed for divorce. As specified in the prenuptial agreement, Valerie allegedly demanded that neither she nor her husband receives spousal assistance. When Valerie and Tom got married in 2011, they’d been dating for a long time before they split up.
They were introduced through Valerie’s brother Patrick, and things got off to a great start. The actress from One Day at a Time opened out about her feelings for Tom in an interview with People shortly after their wedding.
Wolf Van Halen was born in 1981 and died in 2007, and Valerie married Tom after a previous marriage to Eddie Van Halen. In her biography, Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I Am Today, released in January 2022, the musician recounted how she said goodbye to him after he died of lung cancer in 2020 at the age of 65.
Wolfie and I are the last ones to speak to Ed before he passes away, and the last words we say to him are ‘I love you,'” she says in the book. She also said that, as he lay dying, she spoke to him about how, despite their best efforts, their marriage had not worked out. “Maybe next time,” he said. Maybe next time we’ll do it properly,” she whispered to him.