Born on April 23, 1960 as Valerie Anne Bertinelli in Wilmington, Delaware, she is an American actress and TV personality. Her father Andrew Bertinelli is a General Motors executive of Italian origins and her mother Nancy is of English descent. Due to her father’s career, the family had to often relocate. Over the years, they lived in Claymont, Delaware, Clarkston, Michigan, Shrevport, Louisiana, Oklahoma City and the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles, California where Bertinelli learned acting at the Tami Lynn School of Artists. She studied at the Granada Hills High School and was raised as a Roman Catholic.
She is famous for playing the roles of Barbara Cooper Royer on the sitcom One Day at a Time (1975-1984), Gloria on the religious drama series Touched by an Angel (2001-2003), and Melanie Moretti on the sitcom Hot In Cleveland (2010-2015). Since the year 2015, she has hosted cooking shows Valerie’s Home Cooking and Kids Baking Championship on Food Network. On August 22, 2012, Bertinelli was honored with the 2, 476th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Bertinelli got married to Eddie Van Halen on April 11, 1981. Their son Wolfgang was born on March 16, 1991). They got separated in 2001 and eventually divorced on December 20, 2007. In her autobiography, Bertinelli suggested that her divorce was caused mainly by her husband’s cocaine addiction and his refusal to give up smoking despite having been diagnosed with oral cancer that made him lose one-third of his tongue during the treatment.