Valerie Bertinelli was born April 23, 1960 in Wilmington, Delaware. Her parents are Nancy and Andrew Bertinelli. The father is Italian while the mother is English. She attended Granada High School which she failed to graduate in. Later Valerie Bertinelli joined Tammy Lynn School of Artists.
Valerie Bertinelli Marriag Details And Divorces
She as married to Eddie Van Halen in 1981 and together they begot a son named, Wolfgang in 1991. The couple divorced in 2007. On their divorce Valerie Bertinelli wrote in her Autobiography that she could not continue living with Eddie Van Halen because he was reckless with his health from Cocaine and cigarette addiction despite being diagnosed with oral cancer which resulted to loss of a proportion of his tongue.
In 2010 Valerie Bertinelli got engage to Tom Vitale, a financial planner with who she had an affair during the period she and her ex-husband Eddie Van Halen were separated in between 2001-2007. They finally wedded in 2011 in Malibu, California. Wolfgang and Eddie attended the wedding.
Valerie Bertinelli Net Worth
Valerie Bertinelli’s net worth is $ 20 million. She earned a huge proportion of her money from her craft; acting roles in films and television. A proportion of the net worth is also from proceeds of divorce with Eddie Van Halen.
Valerie Bertinelli became famously known for her role in One day At A Time sitcom where she played the role of . In 1975 she was a cast “Barbara Cooper Royer” where she acted in 207 episodes until she left in 1984. She also starred in other sitcoms like Sydney and Cafe Americain and other movies and television shows.
In 2001 Valerie Bertinelli joined Touched by an Angel where she played the character of Gloria when the television show was ending in the last two final seasons. In 2010 Velarie worked as Melanie Moretti in TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland. In 2012 she received a star for participating in the Hollywood Walk of Fame an she is a spokesperson for Jenny Craig after losing 50 pounds.
Valerie Bertinelli Career Details
Valerie maiden appearance in Apple’s Way attracted various producers and directors. She was approached by producer Norman Lear to audition for a role in One Day At A Time where she was play the role of Barbara Cooper. She made her big time debut when she was 15 years old back in 1975. Valerie Bertinelli went on to make 208 appearances of the 209 episodes of the show before the show came to an end in May 28, 1984.
Valerie became a fan sensation after her role in One Day At A Time which landed her various roles in several television series, guest appearances in many television shows. She landed roles in two sitcoms in the 90s; Sydney and Cafe Americain. She joined Touched By An Angel in the last two seasons back in 2001. Up until 201 she was a starring in Hot in Cleveland in TV Land sitcom, a show which ended in June 2015.
What Is Valerie Bertinelli Doing Now?
Valerie has been struggling with weight issues a matter that led her into activism. She is a spokesperson for weight loss. Valerie who struggled with weight loss lost 18 kg, 40 lb through the Jenny Craig program for weight loss.
People thought initially that maybe it was her diet that resulted into the massive gain of weight. However, in her new programs where she hosts two Food Network Shows, Family Food Showdown and the Family Restaurant Rivals she said that;
I had to realize that food wasn’t the enemy. And I used to think of food as the enemy no matter what it was… Food isn’t the enemy, it’s the way I have abused it in my life by eating the wrong things, eating emotionally, or eating unconsciously…I’m [still] trying to figure out, then, where does my body fit into this? Even at 60, I’m still trying to figure out what my body likes and what it doesn’t like, but I have to stay conscious when I eat. And that’s not always what I do… But that’s the path I’m on right now.