Valerie Bertinelli often wears her heart on her sleeve. In April, she revealed that her weight made her feel unlovable. In an essay for New Beauty, she revealed, “I think many, many, many people are living with a lie that we’ve been told that if we gain weight we’re unlovable and it’s just not true it, me.” I’m like, ‘Now, wait a minute….’ Maybe one day I’ll be the perfect weight! Let’s wait until then…”
And while she often thought about her transformation and her weight, Bertinelli also made her relationship status crystal clear when she and husband Tom Vitale announced they were filing for divorce. According to People, Bertinelli cited age-old “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their split. But in 2011, Bertinelli said of their marriage, “I could have spent the rest of my life with Tom and not been married, but I wanted to call him ‘my husband.’ I really wanted to share my feelings for Tom with the people I love.”
Well, it seems like things have taken a different turn as it looks like Bertinelli and Vitale’s divorce is about to get pretty complicated.
Valerie Bertinelli’s divorce has hit a speed bump
According to People, Valerie Bertinelli and Tom Vitale’s divorce has just hit a speed bump. That’s because Vitale put a big question mark on the terms of their prenup. In addition, Bertinelli wants “an early and separate process on the question of the validity of the premarital contract”. Because of this, her divorce cannot progress until all of her i’s are dotted and her t’s are crossed. Vitale is seeking $50,000 in child support and $200,000 in legal fees.
So far, Bertinelli hasn’t commented on the matter herself, but that might be because she’s too busy sharing some behind-the-scenes moments of her life on TikTok. That, and she’s decided not to worry about trivial things in her life, like her weight, as she’d rather focus on her “mental and emotional health.” Though no one knows what direction their divorce will take, at least Bertinelli has learned to love herself and realized how worthy she is of that love, despite what’s going on in her life.