It’s over. Valerie Bertinelli filed for divorce from husband Tom Vitale six months after submitting for authorized separation.
The Emmy winner, 62, filed the papers in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 12, in line with paperwork obtained by Us Weekly. The One Day at a Time alum cited “irreconcilable differences” as the explanation for the cut up, itemizing the date of separation as December 1, 2019.
Bertinelli beforehand filed for authorized separation from Vitale, 58, in November 2021 after 10 years of marriage. At the time, she additionally listed “irreconcilable differences” as the explanation for the duo’s breakup.
The Food Network persona and the monetary planner tied the knot in January 2011 after a number of years of courting. After the marriage, Bertinelli mentioned that she was excited to lastly consult with Vitale as her “husband” after their prolonged courtship.
“I think I got tired of calling him ‘my spousal equivalent,’” the Hot in Cleveland veteran mentioned throughout a January 2011 look on The View. “It’s nice to call him my husband. It feels appropriate.”
The estranged duo met in 2004 after being launched by way of Bertinelli’s brother Patrick. Vitale and the Touched by an Angel alum had been courting six years when he popped the question, however Bertinelli wasn’t anticipating the proposal.
“We’d talked about getting married, but I was still shocked,” she instructed AARP The Magazine in an interview for the outlet’s July/August 2010 cowl story. “It was sweet when he asked me, because he was so scared. I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?’”
Bertinelli was beforehand wed to Eddie Van Halen, whom she married in 1981. They welcomed son Wolfgang, now 31, in March 1991. The pair separated in 2001 earlier than finalizing their divorce in December 2007.
When the guitarist died at age 65 in October 2020 after a battle with most cancers, the actress was outspoken about her love for the rocker.
“40 years ago my life changed forever when I met you,” she wrote via Instagram at the time. “You gave me the one true light in my life, our son, Wolfgang. Through all your challenging treatments for lung cancer, you kept your gorgeous spirit and that impish grin. I’m so grateful Wolfie and I were able to hold you in your last moments.”
An insider later instructed Us that Bertinelli was “truly heartbroken” over Van Halen’s death. “Valerie and Eddie had some rough times, but their love for each other never wavered,” the supply defined.
“They were so in love,” a second insider added. “Valerie hated the groupies that would follow his band, but Eddie mesmerized people and she was no exception.”