Valerie Bertinelli says she and ex Eddie Van Halen: The actor and TV host discussed her latest biography, in which she chronicles her painful final moments with late ex-husband Eddie Van Halen.
Valerie Bertinelli stated that she and ex-husband Eddie Van Halen had some difficulties as a young married couple, but she was grateful they were able to put those issues behind them before Van Halen’s death.
Bertinelli told Hoda Kotb on TODAY Tuesday, “We went through a lot of hell as well.” “A lot of times in our lives, we weren’t really good to each other because we met when we were young and inexperienced.” But I’m overjoyed that, by the end of his life, we were able to arrive at such a lovely location. “I wish he were still with us.”
Valerie Bertinelli says she and ex Eddie Van Halen
Bertinelli, 61, writes in her new book, “Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I Am Today,” about her road to acceptance and openness, the heartbreaking final moments with Van Halen before his death, and her recent separation from her second spouse. The book was released on Tuesday.
When Van Halen, her spouse from 1981 to 2007, died of cancer in October 2020, the Food Network host and former “One Day at a Time” star writes about saying goodbye to him. Van Halen was her husband from 1981 to 2007.
In his last hours, she and their 30-year-old son, Wolfgang, were by his side.
“I love you,” Bertinelli writes in her new book, “are the final words Ed says to Wolfie and me, and they are the last words we utter to him before he ceases breathing.”
Despite their divorce, the pair maintained a strong relationship.
She writes, “Our love for each other has always proven stronger and more resilient than anything else.” “We made the decision to stay friends and family.”
Over the years, their bond has survived their difficulties and produced their son, who has followed in his father’s footsteps to become a Grammy-nominated singer.
On TODAY, Bertinelli remarked, “I think soul mates, I think we have more than one.” “I believe Wolfie is a soul partner of mine in part. When I think of a soul mate, I imagine two souls who have joined together to relive their lives on Earth and ascend to a higher plane. I’m certain that was a component of Ed’s personality. “I had a profound affection for his soul.”
Bertinelli also discusses her second marriage to Tom Vitale, which ended in divorce. In November, she filed for legal separation from her husband of 11 years.
She added, “I also want to be delicate and caring, not just rip off a Band-Aid.” “I prefer to do it in a gentle manner.” However, I believe that changing your narrative and perspective on your life can bring you both power and peace. It’s for me, I’m sure. There is power and peace in changing the way I look at my life and stopping beating myself up most of the time.”
The actor also expressed his condolences to the entertainment community following the death of legendary actress Betty White, who died at the age of 99 last month. “Hot in Cleveland,” a hit TV Land sitcom that ran from 2010 to 2015, starring Bertinelli and White.
Bertinelli described her as “wonderful.” “There are no words to describe that amazing lady, and she is the one who taught me so much about thankfulness.” Betty walked gratefully, grateful for every moment of her life and everything that had happened to her.
“She shone. She had an otherworldly quality to her. She was unquestionably an angel on Earth.”