Valerie Bertinelli filed for divorce to end her marriage to husband Tom Vitale.
The 62-year-old actor and television host filed papers May 12 in California’s Los Angeles Superior Court, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their separation, in documents obtained by TODAY.
Bertinelli married Vitale, a financial planner, on January 1, 2011. In November 2021, the “Valerie’s Home Cooking” host filed for legal separation from her husband.
However, according to recent divorce papers, Vitale and Bertinelli have been separated since December 2019.
The documents also confirm that the couple have a prenuptial agreement that “is in full force and effect and is fully binding on the parties.”
Vitale and Bertinelli do not have children together.
On Monday, she uploaded a video to Instagram of her responding to a fan’s comment about her sad appearance.
“I’m having a very bad day,” he said in the clip. “But you know what? Sometimes we have bad days and then we get through them. And then there’s a good day. So I look forward to the good day.”
Bertinelli was previously married to rock legend Eddie Van Halen from 1981 to 2007. In October 2020, the iconic guitarist died of cancer at the age of 65.
Since his death, Bertinelli has publicly opened up about the status of their relationship prior to his death.
“We also went through a lot of hell,” he told Hoda Kotb when he visited TODAY in January. “We weren’t really good with each other at a lot of times in our lives because we met so young and we were so immature.”
Bertinelli continued: “But I am very happy that we were able to get to a beautiful place at the end of his life. I wish he was still here.
He also talked about the book he wrote earlier this year titled “Enough is enough: learning to love as I am today.” The celebrity chef revealed in her memoir that she and her son Wolfgang, 31, were with Van Halen in his final moments.
In the book, he shared, “I love you are the last words Ed says to Wolfie and me and they are the last words we say to him before he stops breathing.”
She wrote that the former couple remained together after their divorce.
During her appearance on TODAY in January, Bertinelli also discussed her marriage to Vitale.
“I also want to be gentle and caring, and not just steal a Band-Aid,” she said at the time. “I like to take it out gently. But I think there is definitely power and peace in changing your narrative and changing the way you can see your life. I know it’s for me. When I changed the way I looked at my life and stopped beating myself up most of the time, there is power in that and peace.”