Valerie Bertinelli celebrates after finalizing Tom Vitale’s divorce

Valerie Bertinelli is officially divorced from Tom Vitale — and couldn’t be happier about it!

The actress took to Twitter to celebrate on Tuesday, which she called the “second best day” of her life.

“My lawyer just called,” the “One Day at a Time” alum, 62, gushed in the video. “The papers are all signed. They’re about to be filed.

“On 11/22/22, I am officially f–king divorced,” Bertinelli continued. “Happily divorced. Finally. It’s finally over.”

The Emmy winner concluded with an excited, “Yes!” She included the words “happily divorced” across the footage.

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Valerie Bertinelli celebrated after finalizing her divorce from Tom Vitale.
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Bertinelli’s social media upload comes one year after she filed for legal separation from Vitale, whom she married in January 2011.

The Golden Globe winner went on to file for divorce in May, selling her wedding ring and her Jimmy Choo sandals from the ceremony four months later.

“Dropped a few things off,” Bertinelli wrote via Instagram in September. “A couple of Tiffany rings that have some bad memories attached and a pair of shoes I wore to a wedding in January 2011 😉.”

The exes reached a settlement in their divorce that same month.

Prior to her relationship with Vitale, which began in 2004, the “Hot in Cleveland” alum was married to musician Eddie Van Halen from 1981 to 2001. (Their divorce was finalized six years later.)

The former couple welcomed son Wolfgang, now 31, ahead of their separation.

Last month, Matthew Perry gave insight into Bertinelli and the late Van Halen rocker’s marriage when he recalled a 1990 makeout session with his “Sydney” co-star.

Valerie Bertinelli
Bertinelli filed for legal separation in November 2021 and divorce in May 2022.
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“I told her I had thought about doing that for a long time, and she had said it right back to me,” the “Friends” alum, 53, wrote in his “Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing” memoir, noting that he was “devastated” when she never mentioned their hookup again.

Bertinelli reacted to the headlines in October with a playful Instagram video.

“Anyone else misbehave in their 20’s and early 30’s? Are you mortified? the “Valerie’s Home Cooking” host captioned the footage.

In the background, Taylor Swift’s “Anti-Hero” could be heard. As “It’s me. Hi. I’m the problem, it’s me” played, Bertinelli waved at the camera.


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