Valerie Bertinelli Biography
Valerie Bertinelli is a two-time Golden Globe award-winning American actress, television personality and chef. She hosts Valerie’s Home Cooking and Kids Baking Championship on Food Network. She is the first wife of guitarist Eddie Van Halen but they divorced in 2007.
Valerie Bertinelli Age
She was born on April 23, 1960 in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
Valerie Bertinelli Parents
She is the daughter of Nancy (née Carvin) and Andrew Bertinelli, a General Motors executive. Her father is of Italian descent and her mother is of English descent.
Valerie Bertinelli Brothers
She has three brothers; David, Patrick and Drew. An elder brother, Mark, died at 17 months from an accidental poisoning before she was born.
Valerie Bertinelli Eddie Van Halen
Valerie married Eddie Van Halen on April 11, 1981 but the couple separated in 2001 and finalized their divorce on December 20, 2007. Eddie was a musician, songwriter, producer, and inventor. He was the main songwriter and lead guitarist of the American rock band Van Halen
Valerie revealed in her autobiography that she divorced Van due to his cocaine addiction and his refusal to quit smoking despite being diagnosed with oral cancer and losing one-third of his tongue in the treatment process.
Eddie died on October 6, 2020 at the age of 65 after a battle with throat cancer. His death was confirmed by his son Wolfgang who wrote;
“I can’t believe I’m having to write this, but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has lost his long and arduous battle with cancer this morning. He was the best father I could ever ask for. Every moment I’ve shared with him on and off stage was a gift. My heart is broken and I don’t think I’ll ever fully recover from this loss. I love you so much, Pop.”
— Wolf Van Halen (@WolfVanHalen) October 6, 2020
Valerie Bertinelli Husband
Bertinelli is married to financial planner Tom Vitale. The couple dated for seven years before tying the knot on New Year’s Day 2011. The couple was introduced by Valerie’s brother, Patrick, a Scottsdale resident in 2004 while she was there for a visit.
In 2010 during an interview with AARP Vitale said; “Val and I were coming from a tough time and wanting to move on but didn’t want to trust anyone. We just understood each other completely. My family is her family. It wasn’t love at first sight; it was family at first sight.”
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Valerie Bertinelli Son – Valerie Bertinelli Kids
Bertinelli has a son with her first husband known as Wolfgang William Van Halen who was born on March 16, 1991. He is the bassist for the Van Halen band. He is the former bassist for the heavy metal band Tremonti.
Valerie Bertinelli Movies
Bertinelli is an actress who portrayed Barbara Cooper Royer on the sitcom One Day at a Time (1975–1984). Gloria on the religious drama series Touched by an Angel (2001–2003) and Melanie Moretti on the sitcom Hot in Cleveland (2010–2015).
Valerie Bertinelli Food Network
Bertinelli is a chef who began hosting two shows, Valerie’s Home Cooking and Kids Baking Championship with cake artist Duff Goldman on the Food Network in 2015. The kids show follows young children as they bake pastries and other desserts.
He began hosting two new Food Network shows, Family Food Showdown and Family Restaurant Rivals in 2019.
Valerie Bertinelli Net worth
She has an estimated net worth of $20 million.
Valerie Bertinelli Recipes
Her recipes can be found on her website.