Valerie Bertinelli's Estranged Ex-Husband Asks For $50,000 A Month In Spousal Support

Taylor Sakellis
valerie bertinelli and her ex-husband tom vitale
Getty Images | Rich Polk

Fans of actress and mother Valerie Bertinelli know the Food Network host has been going through a lot of ups and downs over the past eighteen months.

First, it was the death of her ex-husband and father of her son, Eddie Van Halen. Then, less than a year later, the Hot in Cleveland star announced she was splitting from her longtime love, Tom Vitale. Thankfully, earlier this month brought a bright spot for Valerie as she announced that her song Wolfgang was engaged.

Unfortunately, that's where the good news ends as it has been reported that Valerie's estranged ex is asking for $50,000 a month in spousal support.

As fans know, the Food Network star was previously married to the late Eddie Van Halen from 1981 to 2007.

Despite their divorce, the pair stayed close friends and maintained a family unit for their son Wolfgang.

The rock n' roll legend passed away in October 2020 at age 65 after a battle with lung cancer.

In November of 2021, People magazine reported that Valerie and her husband Tim Vitale were separating due to "irreconcilable differences" after 10 years of marriage.

The news came as a surprise to fans who had watched the two on her Food Network show, Valerie's Home Cooking — they always looked so happy together!

Now, in a report by Radar Online, Tom is allegedly asking for $50,000 in monthly spousal support from Valerie.

According to the paperwork, the $50,000 per month would be in addition to another $200,000 to cover his legal fees. His lawyers believe his actress ex can afford it, claiming she earns around $175,000 per month.

As for how much Tom brings it a month, his lawyers say he makes $16 an hour working at Postal Annex.

As for his future plans, the 60-year-old claims he wants to work as a counselor for at-risk youth, but that career path will take him around four years to accomplish, so he needs Valerie's money to "survive" until then.


h/t: Radar Online