Valerie Bertinelli and Eddie Van Halen divorced in 2007 after 26 years of being together.
Valerie met Eddie in 1980 when she was invited to a concert to help backstage by one of her brothers. She was in close contact with someone who always loved, Eddie. As fate could have it they got to meet again three days later and the rest was history.
They tied the knot and welcomed a son, Wolfgang in 1990. They had stayed with each other and had each other back for two decades.
It is believed they ended their twenty years relationship due to Eddie’s infidelities, but according to reports, it seems like it’s for an entirely different reason. It turned out they were no longer in love with each other and it was better to part ways than put up with each other.
They went on to remarry afterward. Eddie Van Halen got married to Janie Liszewski, a stuntwoman and wrestling manager on June 27, 2009, after dating for three years while Valerie Bertinelli tied the knot with Tom Vitale, a financial planner, and entrepreneur.
Eddie Van Halen sadly passed away on October 6, 2020, at the age of 65 after battling cancer. He kept away from the world and flew to Germany for treatments.
During one of his many travels, he purchased a pendant-sized gold bar which he presented to Valerie on Thanksgiving Day, and hoped that she could forgive him for the mistakes he made while they were married.
“I hope you don’t think it’s weird, you know, that I bought my ex-wife this gift and didn’t get my wife anything,” he told her with tears in his eyes. “I just love you.”
“He wants me to know he messed up [during our marriage],” she writes. “I contributed to our troubles too and I am also sorry.”
Valerie, Wolfgang, and some other family members never left his side during his last moments.
Valerie amidst having another partner tried to be there for him as much as she could. After his death, she took to her Instagram to pay tribute to him and hope that he lives on through their son, Wolfgang.
‘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.”
“I’m so grateful Wolfie and I were able to hold you in your last moments,” Bertinelli wrote, showing an image of their baby son. “I will see you in our next life.”