When did Valérie Bertinelli and Tom Vitale file for divorce? The actress’ ex-husband seeks child support
American actress Valerie Bertinelli’s ex-husband Tom Vitale has asked the actress for child support after the two are set to go their separate ways after an 11-year marriage.
According to People, the 58-year-old sought spousal support from Bertinelli in court documents filed June 2 in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Vitale, who works in finance, also asked the court to stop Valerie Bertinelli from seeking spousal support and to reconsider the prenup agreement reached in December 2010, before their marriage in 2011.
According to court documents, USA Today reported that the prenup is still in effect and fully binding on the parties.
Valérie Bertinelli spoke about irreconcilable differences during her split from Tom Vitale
The wild love The actress filed for separation from Vitale in November 2021, citing “irreconcilable differences”, before filing for divorce in May 2022.
After dating for years, the Hot in Cleveland The actress and Vitale tied the knot on New Years Day 2011 at their home in Malibu, Calif. Bertinelli told People in January 2011 that she felt “happier than ever” after marrying Vitale. She says:
“I could have spent the rest of my life with Tom and not be married, but I wanted to call him ‘my husband’. I really wanted to share my feelings for Tom with the people I love.”
Bertinelli was married to late rock icon Eddie Van Halen from 1981 to 2007, and they have one son, musician Wolfgang Van Halen, 31.
The iconic guitarist died in October 2020 at the age of 65, following a stroke and a long battle with cancer.
Valérie Bertinelli discussed her final moments with the late rock musician and his son in her book Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I Am Todayreleased earlier this year.
“‘I love you’ are the last words Ed says to Wolfie and me, and these are the last words we say to him before he stops breathing.”
Bertinelli told the magazine in January that her split from Vitale had nothing to do with her feelings for the late rock artist and that they “have separated.”
“The decision has nothing to do with my love for Ed. I wish Tom the best and know he feels the same for me.”
Bertinelli recounted her divorce from Vitale as long and complex in her book.
“We have drifted away from the interests that made us a couple and found that those differences cannot be resolved. He is a good man who is going through many of the same issues that I have faced: what can he do to add meaning and What is the purpose of his life? Where can he find joy? What excites him? What has he learned? And what does he done differently in the future?
Valerie Bertinelli began writing the book just weeks after Eddie Van Halen died on October 6, 2020, after a long battle with cancer.