Valerie Bertinelli’s ex-husband Tom Vitale seeks child support after divorce filing

Valerie Bertinelli’s ex-husband Tom Vitale seeks child support after divorce filing

Valerie Bertinelli’s ex-husband Tom Vitale seeks child support after divorce

  • Vitale, 58, sought spousal support from Bertinelli, 62, in court documents filed Thursday in Los Angeles
  • Vitale asked the court to stop Bertinelli from seeking spousal support
  • Hot in Cleveland actress last November filed for separation from Vitale
  • Last month Bertinelli filed for divorce from Vitale, who works in finance

Valerie Bertinelli’s husband, Tom Vitale, has filed for child support after the actress filed for divorce last month after an 11-year marriage.

Vitale, 58, sought spousal support from Bertinelli, 62, in court papers filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, People reported, citing court documents reviewed in the case.

Vitale, who works in finance, asked the court to stop Bertinelli from seeking child support and review the prenup agreement they made in December 2010, before they married in 2011.

Latest: Valerie Bertinelli's ex-husband Tom Vitale has filed for spousal support, a month after the actress filed for divorce last month after an 11-year marriage.  Bertinelli, 62, was photographed in April at the Grammy Awards

Latest: Valerie Bertinelli’s ex-husband Tom Vitale has filed for spousal support, a month after the actress filed for divorce last month after an 11-year marriage. Bertinelli, 62, was photographed in April at the Grammy Awards

According to court documents, the prenup remains “in full force and effect and fully binding on the parties,” USA TODAY reported.

The Hot in Cleveland actress last November filed for separation from Vitale, claiming “irreconcilable differences”, before filing for divorce last month.

The Angel Touched actress and Vitale tied the knot on New Years Day 2011 at their Malibu, Calif., home after dating for years. The One Day at a Time star told People in January 2011 that she felt “happier than ever” after exchanging vows with Vitale.

“I could have spent the rest of my life with Tom and not be married, but I wanted to call him ‘my husband,'” Bertinelli told the outlet. I really wanted to share my feelings for Tom with the people I love.

Vitale, 58, sought spousal support from Bertinelli in court documents filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court.  The former couple broke up in 2012 in New York

Vitale, 58, sought spousal support from Bertinelli in court documents filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court. The former couple broke up in 2012 in New York

The Angel Touched actress and Vitale tied the knot on New Years Day 2011 at their Malibu, Calif., home after dating for years.  They were photographed in Los Angeles kissing in 2012

The Angel Touched actress and Vitale tied the knot on New Years Day 2011 at their Malibu, Calif., home after dating for years. They were photographed in Los Angeles kissing in 2012

Bertinelli was previously married to late rock legend Eddie Van Halen between 1981 and 2007, and they are the parents of musician son Wolfgang Van Halen, 31.

The legendary guitarist died aged 65 in October 2020 following a stroke and a long battle with cancer.

In the book she published earlier this year, Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I Am Today, Bertinelli opened up about her final moments with the late rock star and her son.

She wrote: “‘I love you’ are the last words Ed says to Wolfie and me, and these are the last words we say to him before he stops breathing.”

Bertinelli told the outlet in January that her split from Vitale was unrelated to her love for the late rock musician, as they “did separate.”

Bertinelli was previously married to the late Eddie Van Halen, and they are the parents of musician son Wolfgang Van Halen, 31.  Mother and son were seen at the Grammys

Bertinelli was previously married to the late Eddie Van Halen, and they are the parents of musician son Wolfgang Van Halen, 31. Mother and son were seen at the Grammys

She added: “The decision has nothing to do with my love for Ed. I wish Tom the best and know he feels the same for me.

In his book, Bertinelli describes his separation from Vitale as slow and painful.

“We’ve drifted away from the interests that made us a couple and found that those differences can’t be resolved,” she said. “He’s a good man going through many of the same issues that I faced: what can he do to give meaning and purpose to his life?

‘Where can he find joy? What is he passionate about? What did he learn? And what is it doing differently in the future? The paths we thought we were going have changed.

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