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Valerie Bertinelli Biography

Valerie Bertinelli (Valerie Anne Bertinelli) is an American actress and television personality. She is best known for her roles as Barbara Cooper Royer on the sitcom One Day at a Time from 1975to 1984, Gloria on the religious drama series Touched by an Angel from 2001 to 2003 and Melanie Moretti on the sitcom Hot in Cleveland from 2010 to 2015. Since 2015, Bertinelli has hosted the cooking shows Valerie’s Home Cooking and Kids Baking Championship on Food Network.

Valerie Bertinelli Age – How Old Is Valerie Bertinelli?

She was born on April 23, 1960 in Wilmington, Delaware, United States. She is 58 years old as of 2018.

Valerie Bertinelli Family

Bertinelli is the daughter of Nancy (née Carvin) and Andrew Bertinelli, a General Motors executive. Her father Andrew is of Italian descent and her mother is of English descent.

Bertinelli has three brothers: David, Patrick and Drew. She had an elder brother named Mark, who died at 17 months from an accidental poisoning before she was born.

Because of her father’s career, the family frequently moved. Over various periods, they lived in Claymont, Delaware; Shreveport, Louisiana; Clarkston, Michigan; Oklahoma City and the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles, California, where Bertinelli studied acting at the Tami Lynn School of Artists. She studied at Granada Hills High School. Bertinelli was raised Roman Catholic.

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Valerie Bertinelli Husband – Who Is Valerie Bertinelli Married To?

Bertinelli is married to financial planner Tom Vitale. The two started dating in 2004, and in May 2010 Bertinelli announced their engagement.

The couple were married on January 1, 2011 in Malibu, California, with Bertinelli in a custom-made dress by designer David Meister. During her wedding, both her ex-husband, Eddie, and her son, Wolfgang Van Halen, attended the wedding.

Bertinelli was previously married to Eddie Van Halen on April 11, 1981, and they have a son, Wolfgang born March 16, 1991. The couple separated in 2001 and got divorced on December 20, 2007.

In Bertinelli’s autobiography, she indicated the main reasons for her divorce were her husband’s cocaine addiction and his refusal to quit smoking despite being diagnosed with oral cancer and losing one-third of his tongue in the treatment process.

Valerie Bertinelli Son

Bertinelli’s son, Wolfgang Van Halen, is a musician who is the bassist for Van Halen, having replaced Michael Anthony in 2006.

Valerie Bertinelli Cookbook

Inspired by her family’s cooking legacy, Bertinelli creates dishes that are for the heart and soul. Whether you’re looking for a breakfast smoothie, tea sandwiches, or a lobster BLT, her recipes are fresh, vibrant, and down to search. She offers a sincere and accessible presentation of recipes.

Originally published: 2017
Author: Valerie Bertinelli
Genre: Cookbook

Valerie Bertinelli Book

Valerie Bertinelli One Day At A Time

Following Bertinelli’s appearance in an episode of Apple’s Way, she was approached by producer Norman Lear to audition for the role of cooperative daughter Barbara Cooper in a new sitcom called One Day at a Time. The show debuted in late 1975 when she was 15 years old. Bertinelli appeared in 208 of the 209 episodes before the show left the air on May 28, 1984.

In the 2005 One Day at a Time Reunion Special, she was reunited with fellow cast members Mackenzie Phillips, Pat Harrington, Jr.and Bonnie Franklin to watch memorable clips from the original show’s nine seasons. They talked about actors who had left the show as well as Phillips’ drug problem, which had wreaked havoc on the set and caused Phillips to be fired from the show.

After the run of One Day at a Time, Valerie starred in several made-for-TV movies and miniseries, as well as making many guest appearances on various television shows.

Food Network Valerie Bertinelli – Valerie Bertinelli Cooking Show

In 2015, Bertinelli began hosting two shows, Kids Baking Championship and Valerie’s Home Cooking with cake artist Duff Goldman on the Food Network. The kids show follows young children as they bake pastries and other desserts.



In the 1990s, Bertinelli starred in two short-lived sitcoms: Café Americain and Sydney, as the title character, a private detective alongside Matthew Perry and Craig Bierko.

In 2001, she joined the cast of Touched by an Angel for the show’s last two seasons.

From 2010 to 2015, Bertinelli starred in the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland, alongside Wendie Malick, Betty White and Jane Leeves. After a successful six-season run, the show’s final episode aired on June 3, 2015.

Valerie Bertinelli Weight Loss – Valerie Bertinelli Weight Gain

Valerie Bertinelli, who has struggled with her weight, lost a total of 50 lb (23 kg) as of March 2009, and became a spokesperson for the Jenny Craig weight-loss program. She went on to appeare in several Jenny Craig commercials.

Although she is compensated for her Jenny Craig appearances, Bertinelli considers herself a health and weight-loss activist rather than a hired weight-loss spokesperson.

In 2008, Bertinelli released the autobiography Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time, which culminates in a description of her Jenny Craig experience.

In 2009, she wrote a follow-up book Finding It: And Satisfying My Hunger for Life Without Opening the Fridge.

Valerie Bertinelli Who Do You Think You Are?

In 2014, she appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? and found she was related to King Edward I of England.

Valerie Bertinelli Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $20 million.

Valerie Bertinelli Recipes

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Valerie Bertinelli Movies – Valerie Bertinelli Shows






Food Network Star

Herself/guest judge

Episode 12.1


Valerie’s Home Cooking


Kids Baking Championship

Herself/host and judge

Cutthroat Kitchen

Herself/guest judge

Episode: “Who Tarted?”


Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Rebecca Starkwell

2 episodes


Hollywood Game Night


Episode: “Don’t Kill My Buzz-er”

Iron Chef America

Herself (as a judge)

Episode: “Battle Oktoberfest”


Hot in Cleveland

Melanie Moretti

Main role
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series


True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet

Aunt Trudy

TV movie

Boston Legal

Carol Hober

Episode: “Mad Cows”



Claire Bannion

TV movie



Cameo (as herself)


Crazy Love


TV movie

Finding John Christmas

Kathleen McAllister

TV movie


Touched by an Angel


59 episodes


Family Guy

Herself (as TV Bonnie)

Episode: “Ready, Willing and Disabled”


Personally Yours

Susannah Stanton

TV movie aka Wilderness Love


Night Sins

SBI Agent Megan O’Malley

TV movie


A Case for Life

Kelly Porter

TV movie

Two Mothers for Zachary

Jody Ann Shaffell

TV movie


The Haunting of Helen Walker

Helen Walker

TV movie


Café Americain

Holly Aldridge

18 episodes


Murder of Innocence

Laurie Wade

TV movie


What She Doesn’t Know

Molly Kilcoin

a.k.a. Shades of Gray


In a Child’s Name

Angela Cimarelli

TV movie



Sydney Kells

13 episodes


Taken Away

Stephanie Monroe

TV movie


Pancho Barnes

Pancho Barnes

TV movie


Number One with a Bullet

Teresa Barzak

I’ll Take Manhattan

Maxime “Maxi” Amberville (Cipriani)

TV miniseries


Ordinary Heroes


TV movie

Faerie Tale Theatre

Princess Sabrina

Episode: “Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp”


Susannah Bartok

TV movie


Silent Witness

Anna Dunne

TV movie


The Seduction of Gina

Gina Breslin

TV movie

Shattered Vows

Mary Gilligan

TV movie


I Was a Mail Order Bride

Katarine “Kate” Tosconi

TV movie

PM Magazine






2 episodes


The Princess and the Cabbie

Joanna James

TV movie


The Promise of Love

Kathy Wakeman

TV movie


Young Love, First Love

Robin Gibson

TV movie


Casey Norton

The Magic of David Copperfield II


CBS special


The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People

Mamie Dickens

Episode: “The Secret of Charles Dickens”

The Hardy Boys

Wendy Chase/Gwynn

Episode: “Campus Terror”

The Magic of David Copperfield


CBS special


Battle of the Network Stars III

Herself on the CBS Team

ABC Special


One Day at a Time

Barbara Cooper Royer

Won – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (1981, 1982)
Nominated – Young Artist Award – Best Young Comedienne (1981)
TV Land Award – Favorite Singing Siblings (2005)


Apple’s Way


Episode: “The Flag”

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