Valerie Bertinelli Celebrates As She’s ‘Officially F***ing Divorced’ – ‘Second Best Day Of My Life’
Valerie Bertinelli is finally divorced from her ex-husband Tom Vitale after a bitter split in which he challenged their prenup.
The Hollywood star Valerie Bertinelli of “One Day At A Time” fame is in celebration mode right now as she’s finally “officially f***ing divorced” from her ex-husband Tom Vitale, who she was married to for eleven years.
11.22.22 second best day of my life pic.twitter.com/Il73nVoP9A
— valerie bertinelli (@Wolfiesmom) November 23, 2022
‘It’s Finally Over’
Bertinelli, 62, took to Twitter to share the news with a video that she captioned, “11.22.22 second best day of my life.”
“I’m at the airport. About to go see Wolfie. And my lawyer just called. The papers are all signed. They’re about to be filed. On 11/22/22 I am officially f—ing divorced,” she whispered in the video.
“Happily divorced. God. Finally. It’s finally over. YES!” she added.
Wolfie is the son that Bertinelli shares with her late ex-husband Eddie Van Halen, who she was married to from 1981 until 2007, according to Fox News. The two remained friends, however, and she was at his side when he passed away in 2020.
Eddie Van Halen and wife Valerie Bertinelli in 1981.
Love, love, love them both ❤❤ pic.twitter.com/mKAjJtdlMP
— Rocky Mountain High (@Jacquel25102704) November 22, 2022
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Bertinelli filed for legal separation from Vitale in November of last year, though Entertainment Tonight reported that they’ve been broken up since December of 2019. The divorce got messy at times, with Vitale unsuccessfully challenging the validity of their prenuptial agreement and asking for $50,000 a month in spousal support.
Bertinelli Opens Up About Difficult Divorce
Bertinelli has been open about how hard this divorce has been on her.
“I am gonna be more than happy to be happily divorced and spend the rest of my life alone,” she told TODAY back in June. “I’ll be happy that way. Well, with my six cats and my dog and my son, and hopefully one day grandchildren.”
“Oh God, no,” Bertinelli added when asked if she’s open to dating again. “Because of the challenges that I’m going through right now, because divorce sucks. I can’t imagine ever trusting anyone again to let into my life. So I have some trust issues that I’m sure I’m going to have to get past.”
“Divorce sucks,” she continued, going on to say that she never thought she’d end up getting divorced twice in her life.
Our friend, Valerie Bertinelli, is back in Studio 1A! ❤️️ pic.twitter.com/Kabm3XHy5X
— TODAY with Hoda & Jenna (@HodaAndJenna) June 9, 2022
Bertinelli’s Body Image Struggles
Bertinelli has also been open about the body image issues that she’s been struggling with in recent years.
“I haven’t stepped on the scale since I finished writing the book,” she said in that June interview, referring to her memoir “Enough Already.” “I’m looking at the monitor and trying not to judge myself too harshly right now because I know that I’m still holding on to this weight because it’s protecting me because I’m going through a lot of challenges, a lot of heartbreak, a lot of crazy stuff going on in my life right now.”
Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli on their wedding day, April 11, 1981 pic.twitter.com/bVN3BMOPlu
— Rock n Roll (@Rollin50s) October 15, 2020
Bertinelli then acknowledged that she’s not the only person going through tough times at the moment.
“We’ve all been through so much,” she continued. “I’m not the only one. And I’m not here to say, ‘oh, poor me.’ I’m here to say that when we reach out to people we love, or strangers even, that we don’t have to feel so alone in this world and go through it alone.”
It’s sad to see that Bertinelli has been struggling so much in recent years. We can only hope that with this divorce finally behind her, she can move on with her life, and potentially even find love again.