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    Fri, 21 May 2010 09:39:12

    Valerie Bertinelli Engaged to Non-Rock Boyfriend Tom Vitale - Eddie Van Halen's ex is getting hitched!

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    Valerie Bertinelli only divorced guitarist Eddie Van Halen, who has since remarried, with Bertinelli in attendance at the wedding, three years ago, but the actress is getting hitched again! The 50-year-old Bertinelli, who is now a successful author and Jenny Craig spokeswoman, revealed to AARP that she is now engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Tom Vitale, who proposed to her in Florence, Italy. "We'd talked about getting married," Bertinelli told the magazine. "But I was still shocked. It was sweet when he asked me, because he was so scared. I was like, 'Are you kidding me?'" Bertinelli and Vitale, who has a decidedly non-rock 'n' roll job as a private equity fund manager, have been dating for six years. They took up after Bertinelli and Van Halen split after 25 years of marriage.

    Bertinelli also said, "After Ed and I separated, I thought, 'I'll finish raising my son [Wolfgang], and I'll go away, have about 40 cats, and just get nice and fat.' I thought I would be alone for the rest of my life, because I didn't want the responsibility. Relationships are too hard." She met Vitale and they bonded over being Italian, hence the proposal in Italy! Vitale is planning the wedding, which will occur this fall. How very metro!

    Do you think marriage is better when your 50? I know I was bummed when VB and EVH divorced, since they were such a cute couple.

    —Amy Sciarretto

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