Six months after filing to end her marriage to Tom Vitale, Valerie Bertinelli is now ‘officially f**king divorced’.
The actress, 62, announced her separation had been finalized in video posted to her Twitter account on Tuesday.
An elated Valerie shared how she had just received a phone call from her lawyer informing her of the news.
It’s over! Valerie Bertinelli joyfully announced her divorce from Tom Vitale had been finalized on Tuesday
‘I’m at the airport, about to go see Wolfie, and my lawyer just called,’ she told fans in the video.
‘The papers are all signed, they’re about to be filed, on 11/22/22, I am officially f**king divorced! Happily divorced! God,’ she added with a huge sigh of relief.
‘Finally. It’s finally over. Yes!’ she added. ‘11.22.22 second best day of my life,’ she tweeted alongside the video.
The Touched By An Angel actress and Vitale married on New Year’s Day 2011 at their Malibu, California residence after dating for years.
Split: Bertinelli filed for divorce from Tom Vitale after 11 years of marriage earlier this year
‘Second best day of my life’: An elated Bertinelli revealed her lawyer had just called her with the good news
The Hot In Cleveland actress filed for separation from Vitale in November 2021 stating ‘irreconcilable differences.’ She filed for divorce in May 2022.
Valerie and Tom’s split has not been easy, with the two battling it out over money and their prenuptial agreement.
In her book Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I Am Today, Bertinelli described her parting from Vitale as slow and painful.
Sigh of relief: ‘The papers are all signed, they’re about to be filed, on 11/22/22, I am officially f**king divorced! Happily divorced! God,’ she added with a huge sigh of relief
‘We have drifted from the interests that made us a couple and found that those differences can’t be fixed,’ she said.
‘He is a good man who is going through many of the same issues that I have faced: What can he do to add meaning and purpose to his life?
‘Where can he find joy? What is he passionate about? What has he learned? And what does he do differently going forward? The paths we thought we were on changed.’
Legal battle: Valerie and Tom’s split has not been easy, with the two battling it out over money and their prenuptial agreement; pictured 2011
First marriage: Bertinelli had previously been wed to late rock legend Eddie Van Halen between 1981 and 2007, and they are parents to musician son Wolfgang Van Halen, 31
Bertinelli had previously been wed to late rock legend Eddie Van Halen between 1981 and 2007, and they are parents to musician son Wolfgang Van Halen, 31.
The legendary guitar player died at 65 in October 2020 following a stroke and longtime cancer battle.
In the book she released earlier this year, Bertinelli opened up about her final moments with the late rock star and her son.
Family: Bertinelli pictured with her son Wolfgang and ex Eddie Van Halen
She wrote: ‘I love you’ are the last words Ed says to Wolfie and me, and they are the last words we say to him before he stops breathing.’
Bertinelli told People in January that her parting from Vitale was not linked to her love for the late rock musician, as they ‘grew apart.’
She added: ‘The decision has nothing to do with my love for Ed. I wish Tom the best and I know he feels the same way about me.’
Wolf proposed to his girlfriend Andraia Allsop, it was shared in early July.
Family affair! Bertinelli beamed with joy attending the Grammy Awards with her son earlier this year