Valerie Bertinelli won the right not to pay the $50K a month he asked for. She will still pay him a bulk of money but under better conditions.
Valerie went to Europe to celebrate her divorce and Thanksgiving with her loved ones. Valerie Bertinelli has a lot to celebrate this November. Besides Thanksgiving, she is celebrating her new status — newly and happily divorced.
The actress shared the news that she was finally divorced via a tweet and was thrilled to finally be released from her ex-husband Tom Vitale after a year of waiting.
In the video taken at the airport on her way to visit her new son Wolfgang Van Halen, Bertinelli revealed that her lawyer had just called her and the paperwork was finally signed and ready to be filed.
The wait was worth it because, after all, she won’t be required to pay the $50,000 a month ex-husband Vitale demanded. However, she will have to pay him a large amount of money.
What solutions did Valeria reach with her ex?
Bertinelli filed for divorce from her husband of 10 years, Vitale, on November 24, 2021 and on May 12 in Los Angeles Superior Court. Since then, a series of events have seen her wanting a quick fix.
First, Vitale tried to block Bertinelli from seeking spousal support, then he sought an award of $50,000 per month and $200,000 in legal fees.
This request by Vitale is despite the couple signing a prenuptial agreement before their marriage in 2011. She fought the request in court and won, saving him from having to pay the amount demanded. However, she will have to pay a large sum of money in the divorce settlement.
According to court documents obtained by ET, Bertinelli will have to pay Vitale $2.2 million to settle all claims between them. Notably, the amount is in addition to the $500,000 she paid Vitale on May 24.
Although it seems like a lot of money, she can pay the amount in 4.5 years in full. It’s certainly a better deal than paying $50,000 a month, which would cost him more in the long run. Now that they have reached a final settlement, Bertinelli can enjoy his freedom and celebrate the milestone and Thanksgiving with his family in Europe.
How did Valerie Bertinelli celebrate her divorce and Thanksgiving in Europe?
Despite the insane amount of money she’ll have to shell out as a settlement, Bertinelli is in good spirits and excited to finally be free. The finalization of her divorce also coincides well with the Thanksgiving season, and the Food Network star has more reasons to be thankful.
He is currently in Italy enjoying his bachelorhood with his family. Based on her Instagram stories, she’s having fun in Milan, where she’s already met and spent time with her brother Patrick Bertinelli, her son Wolfgang Van Halen and his fiancee Andrea Allsop.
The Signed, Sealed, Delivered actress shares photos of herself having the time of her life with her son and his fiancee in a photo that shows the trio smiling for the camera. In another, she shared a sweet photo of Wolfgang and Allsop with the words “grateful, grateful and blessed.”
A third video showed the actress enjoying a glass of wine with her brother Patrick, who was seen kissing her on the temple. And in the fourth clip from her Instagram stories, she shared the words:
“You are allowed to end toxic relationships. You are allowed to walk away from people who have hurt you. You don’t owe anyone an explanation for taking care of yourself.”
In a previous interview with Today’s Hoda Kotb, Bertinelli revealed that she won’t be looking for love and that she’s happy living single. she added:
“I’ll be more than happy to happily divorce myself and spend the rest of my life alone.” I will be happy this way. Well, with my six cats, my dog and my son, and hopefully one day my grandchildren.
So far, the mother of one is loving her new single status and enjoying spending time with her loved ones. She is preparing for her son’s wedding and is looking forward to becoming a grandmother soon.