UPDATE 11/23/22 3:42 p.m. ET.
Bertinelli and Vitale reached a divorce settlement — and filed their judgement with a California courtroom — on Tuesday, November 22, in accordance with paperwork obtained by Us Weekly.
The Food Network star was ordered to pay her ex-husband $2.2 million regardless that that they had a prenuptial settlement in place. Vitale has to maneuver out of Bertinelli’s Malibu, California, dwelling by December 31, to be able to obtain the fee. The monetary planner, nonetheless, can stay in the home rent-free if the Sydney alum doesn’t pay him the settlement by the top of the yr.
The settlement additionally states that if Vitale chooses to reside within the L.A. residence after Bertinelli has paid him the $2.2 million, he should begin paying her $50,000 in lease each month.
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Single and smiling. Valerie Bertinelli revealed that her divorce from Tom Vitale is finalized, and he or she’s able to have a good time.
The One Day at a Time alum, 62, took to social media to share an replace from the airport on Tuesday, November 22. “I’m at the airport, about to go see Wolfie,” she stated, referring to 31-year-old son Wolfgang Van Halen. “My lawyer just called. The papers are all signed.”
Bertinelli excitedly continued, “They’re about to be filed. On 11/22/22, I am officially f–king divorced. Happily divorced. God. Finally. It’s finally over. Yes!”
On Twitter, she shared the video with the caption: “11.22.22 second best day of my life.”
She additionally “liked” a number of responses congratulating her. “Congratulations on ending that MoFo’s gravy train ride and double congrats on your new found freedom!! Enjoy your visit with Wolfie!! Happy Thanksgiving to Y-O-U!!” one commenter wrote.
Bertinelli additionally “liked” a remark that learn, “He must have put you through hell. Glad you’re free now! Enjoy life.”
The Emmy winner began the method of divorcing Vitale, 58, in May, in accordance with documents obtained by Us Weekly on the time. Bertinelli cited “irreconcilable differences” as the rationale for the cut up, itemizing the date of separation as December 1, 2019.
The Food Network personality beforehand filed for authorized separation from Vitale in November 2021 after 10 years of marriage. At the time, she additionally listed “irreconcilable differences” as the rationale for the duo’s breakup.
Bertinelli and Vitale met in 2004 after being launched via her brother Patrick. They dated for six years earlier than getting engaged, they usually received married in January 2011. After the marriage, Bertinelli stated that she was excited to lastly discuss 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 stated throughout a January 2011 look on The View. “It’s nice to call him my husband. It feels appropriate.”
Bertinelli was beforehand married to the late Eddie Van Halen, whom she married in 1981. They welcomed son Wolfgang in March 1991. The pair separated in 2001 and finalized 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 Van Halen guitarist.
“40 years ago my life changed forever when I met you,” she wrote through Instagram on 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 loss of life. “Valerie and Eddie had some rough times, but their love for each other never wavered,” the supply defined.