Well, here’s something most people probably weren’t expecting: Valerie Bertinelli
is getting married! For anyone old enough to remember Valeria on the old “One Day at a Time” TV series, it’s heartening to hear this, given all that she’s been through in recent years – divorced from rocker Eddie Van Halen, mother of a grown son (Wolfgang, known as Wolfie), and dealing with weight issues.
On the other hand, it might tend to make long term fans feel rather old to learn that she revealed her engagement to Tom Vitale in the AARP Magazine!
And, just so no-one thinks that Tom only got interested in Valerie once she dropped all her excess weight (more than fifty pounds), they were an “item” back before she signed up with Jenny Craig to be the company’s new spokeswomen.
The couple has been dating for about six years, and recently took a trip to Italy. Ah, now there’s a country practically designed to enhance amore! Valerie says he popped the question there, and even though they’d talked about marriage in the past, she was still caught off guard. She actually asked him if he was kidding!
When he made it amply clear that he wasn’t, she said yes. While the shelf life of many celebrity marriages can practically be measured with a stopwatch, I think Valerie and Tom are different; they’re older, they’ve been friends for years, and they’re a bit settled in their lives. So, while Valerie starts work on her new sitcom with Betty White (“Hot in Cleveland”), it looks like Tom will be picking out a cake, and selecting china patterns and invitations.
So what do you think – are Valerie and Tom set to last?
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