Valerie Bertinelli got married this afternoon in Malibu ... TMZ has learned.We got this picture of Valerie, taken just after she exchanged vows with Tom Vitale at her Malibu home.Valerie got… READ MORE >
Valerie Anne Bertinelli (born April 23, 1960) is an American actress, best known for her role as Barbara Cooper Royer on the television series One Day at a Time (1975-1984), Gloria on the television series Touched by an Angel (1997-2003) and Melanie Moretti on the sitcom Hot in Cleveland (2010–present). Bertinelli was born in Wilmington, Delaware to Irish/Italian-American parents Nancy (née Carvin) and Luke Bertinelli (a General Motors executive). She had an older brother, Mark, who died at 17 months from an accidental poisoning before Valerie was born. Along with her other three brothers, one older and two younger, the family lived in Claymont, Delaware, and Clarkston, Michigan. They later moved to Oklahoma City before moving to the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles, California, where Bertinelli studied acting at the Tami Lynn School of Artists. She attended Granada Hills High School until 1978 but did not graduate. As of January 2008, she was pursuing the last few credits needed for her high school diploma. She was raised Roman Catholic. Before marriage, Bertinelli dated Steven Spielberg.Bertinelli married Eddie Van Halen on April 11, 1981. They have a son Wolfgang "Wolfie" William Van Halen (born March 16, 1991) together. She says in Losing It that her husband became addicted to cocaine, which led to her giving him an ultimatum to quit drugs, or she would divorce him. Another reason was Eddie continued smoking, despite losing one-third of his tongue and undergoing treatment for tongue cancer. On December 5, 2005, she filed for divorce, which was finalized two years later on December 20, 2007.Bertinelli has been in a relationship with financial planner Tom Vitale since 2004. On May 20, 2010, they announced their engagement to be married and were married on January 1, 2011, in Malibu, California.