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Valerie Bertinelli’s husband has requested spousal support in a new divorce filing obtained by Fox News Digital.
Tom Vitale filed his request with the Los Angeles Superior Court. The documents also showed that Vitale wants to challenge the validity of the couple’s premarital agreement.
The agreement was signed on Dec. 21, 2010.
A representative for Bertinelli did not respond to Fox News Digital’s immediate request for comment.
Valerie Bertinelli’s estranged husband Tom Vitale has asked for spousal support in new court documents. (Taylor Hill)
Bertinelli amended her filing from a legal separation to a dissolution of her 10-year marriage to Tom Vitale on the grounds of “irreconcilable differences” on May 12.
The Food Network host had originally filed for a legal separation from her estranged husband and listed the separation date as Dec. 1, 2019.
The two met in 2004 after being introduced to each other by Bertinelli’s brother.
Bertinelli and Vitale tied the knot in June 2011 after dating for a few years.
Bertinelli changed her filing from a separation to a dissolution of marriage on May 12. (Zach Pagano/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
The “Valerie’s Home Cooking” star recently responded to a fan who commented she looked “sad” on an Instagram post.
“I’m just having a very bad day,” she said in the video. “But you know what? Sometimes we have bad days and then we get over them. And then there’s a good day. So, I’m looking forward to the good day.”
Vitale was Bertinelli’s second husband.
She was married to Eddie Van Halen from 1981 to 2007. She and the late rock star welcomed one child, Wolfgang, now 30, who famously played bass in his father’s band.
Bertinelli and Vitale were married for roughly 10 years. (Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank)
Van Halen died in October 2020 following a battle with cancer. He was 65.
At the time of his death, Bertinelli vowed in a tribute to see Van Halen again “in our next life my love.”
“40 years ago my life changed forever when I met you,” she wrote in part. “You gave me the one true light in my life, our son, Wolfgang.”
Lauryn Overhultz is an entertainment writer for Fox News Digital.