Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Valerie Bertinelli on why Eddie Van Halen was at her wedding

When Valerie Bertinelli married longtime boyfriend Tom Vitale on New Year’s day at the couple’s Malibu home, some people wondered why her ex-husband – Eddie Van Halen – was in attendance.

“I think it’s really important that you never, ever, hate your ex more than you love your children, and I’ve never hated Ed, so I’m lucky,” Valerie told Access Hollywood at the “Hot In Cleveland” Season 2 premiere on Monday night in Los Angeles.

“I think, as adults, we need to — because we’re disrupting their lives and they don’t have any say about it — we’re the ones that have to be grown ups and behave and treat each other with dignity and kindness, because it’s for our children’s sake.”

Valerie’s son, Wolfgang Van Halen – currently bassist in his dad’s band – was also on hand for the occasion.

Inviting her ex to the wedding wasn’t the only unique part of Valerie’s New Year’s Day wedding to Tom.

Find out more at Access Hollywood here.

Van Van Halen

Van Halen – Dance The Night Away
Selland Arena - Fresno, CA – March 25, 1979

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