Actress Valerie Bertinelli files for divorce


Actress Valerie Bertinelli filed for divorce from her husband of 16 years, according to Page Six, citing irreconcilable differences.

The couple have two sons together, and there has been no sign of trouble in their relationship, except for incidents in which Bertinelli admitted to abusing alcohol, something she has been open about in the past. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2011, Bertinelli recounted an incident when she was drinking and fainted. Bertinelli did not mention Vitale by name, though Winfrey has previously noted her tendency to focus on their alcohol-fueled party in an interview with her.

Bertinelli, who was seen on TV shows like “One Day at a Time” and “The Love Boat,” is now a daytime star on “The Talk,” which is also to be the focus of a new Amazon series that stars her with comedians Tig Notaro and Sharon Osbourne.

In the fallout of the legal separation report, Page Six reported that Bertinelli had been having a bit of trouble landing new roles and that her relationship with Vitale had seemingly had problems for some time.

“The two haven’t been together as much as her rep has put it — with four kids,” a source told Page Six. “Valerie has had difficulty finding work because a lot of people are scared to hire her. She really values her independence, and she has a sense of pride, but she feels like she’s in this marriage for the children. She’s ready to be a full-time mom.”

Read the full story at Page Six.


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