December 7, 2021
Valerie Bertinelli

Valerie Bertinelli files for legal separation from husband Tom Vitale after 10 years of marriage

Valerie Bertinelli has filed for legal separation from her husband Tom Vitale after 10 years of marriage.

The Meals Community star, 61, filed the paperwork in Los Angeles Superior Court docket on Wednesday, in keeping with court docket data obtained by PEOPLE.

Within the paperwork, Bertinelli cites “irreconcilable differences” between the pair as the rationale for the separation. At the moment, she has not filed for a dissolution of marriage.

The court docket data additionally state that Bertinelli and Vitale have a premarital settlement that they are going to be adhering to.

Valerie Bertinelli | Credit score: Dave Kotinsky/Getty

Bertinelli wed Vitale in January 2011 after a number of years of relationship. The couple was launched by Bertinelli’s brother, Patrick.

“I think I got tired of calling him ‘my spousal equivalent,'” the actress mentioned throughout an look on The View shortly after her wedding day. “It’s nice to call him my husband. It feels appropriate.”

Bertinelli was beforehand married from 1981 to 2007 to Eddie Van Halen, with whom she shares 30-year-old son Wolfgang.

Eddie died in October 2020 from lung cancer at age 65. Following his demise, Bertinelli publicly mourned him, opening up about her grief in an interview with therapist Angie Johnsey.

“You never like this new normal but that’s what it is,” she mentioned about life after dropping somebody. “It’s about finding a way to survive this new normal… which many people are doing. This whole year unfortunately has been about death and grieving and loss.”

“Too many people have lost too many things. It’s just shattering what’s going on,” she added. “Talking about grief is the appropriate thing to do. We’re all going through some form of it.”