Valerie Bertinelli Celebrates Officially Divorcing Tom Vitale, Says It’s ‘Finally Over’ After Settling for Millions

UPDATE 11/23/22 3:42 PM ET. Bertinelli and Vitale reached a divorce settlement on Tuesday, Nov. 22 — and filed their judgment in a California court, according to documents obtained by Us Weekly. The Food Network star was asked to pay her ex-husband $2.2 million even though they had a prenup. Vitale has until December 31 to move out of Bertinelli's home in Malibu, California, to receive the payment. The financial planner, on the other hand, can stay in the house rent-free if the Sydney alum doesn't pay him the severance pay by the end of the year. Valerie Bertinelli at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards Matt Baron/Shutterstock The agreement also states that if Vitale chooses to live in the L.A. residence after Bertinelli paid him the $2.2 million, he would pay her $50,000 each month dollars in rent. Original story below: Single and smiling. Valerie Bertinelli announced that her divorce from Tom Vitale is final and she's ready to party. The One Day at a Time alum, 62, took to social media to share an update from the airport on Tuesday, November 22. "I'm at the airport going to see Wolfie in a minute," she said, referring to 31-year-old son Wolfgang Van Halen. "My lawyer just called. The papers are all signed." Bertinelli excitedly continued: “They will be submitted in a moment. On 11/22/22 I am officially divorced. Happily divorced. God. Finally. It's finally over. Yes!" On Twitter, she shared the video with the caption, "11.22.22 second best day of my life." She also "liked" several replies congratulating her. "Congratulations on the end of MoFo's sauce train journey and double congratulations on your new found freedom!! Enjoy your visit with Wolfie!! Happy Thanksgiving to Y-O-U!!" wrote one commenter. Valerie Bertinelli Courtesy of Valerie Bertinelli/Twitter Bertinelli also "liked" a comment that read, "He must have put you through hell. I'm glad you're free now! Enjoy life.” The Emmy-winner began divorcing Vitale, 58, in May, according to documents obtained by Us Weekly at the time. Bertinelli cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split and gave December 1, 2019 as the date of the split. The Food Network personality previously filed for legal separation from Vitale in November 2021 after 10 years of marriage. At the time, she also cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the separation of the duo. Bertinelli and Vitale met in 2004 after being introduced by her brother Patrick. They were together for six years before getting engaged, and they married in January 2011. After the wedding, Bertinelli said she was excited to finally call Vitale her "husband" after their long courtship. "I think I got tired of calling him 'my spouse,'" the Hot in Cleveland veteran said during a January 2011 appearance on The View. "It's nice to call him my husband. It feels appropriate.” Bertinelli was previously married to the late Eddie Van Halen, whom she married in 1981. They welcomed son Wolfgang in March 1991. The couple separated in 2001 and finalized their divorce in December 2007. While battling cancer, the actress has been open about her love for the Van Halen guitarist. "40 years ago my life changed forever when I met you," she wrote via Instagram at the time. "You gave me the only true light in my life, our son Wolfgang. Throughout all of your challenging treatments for lung cancer, you've kept your great spirit and that mischievous grin. I'm so grateful that Wolfie and I were able to hold you in your final moments." An insider later told us that Bertinelli was "really heartbroken" over Van Halen's death. "Valerie and Eddie have had some rough times, but their love for each other has never wavered," the source explained.

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