Actress and Food Network star Valerie Bertinelli has filed for legal separation from her husband Tom Vitale after 10 years of marriage. The 61-year-old Bertinelli filed the documents in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, according to court records obtained by PEOPLE magazine. In the documents, Bertinelli cites “irreconcilable differences” between the pair as the reason for the separation. At this time, she has not filed for a dissolution of marriage. The court records also incidate that Bertinelli and Vitale have a premarital agreement that they will be adhering to.

Bertinelli wed Vitale in January 2011 after several years of dating. The couple was introduced by Bertinelli’s brother, Patrick. Bertinelli was previously married from 1981 to 2007 to Eddie Van Halen, with whom she shares 30-year-old son Wolfgang. Eddie Van Halen died in October 2020 from lung cancer at age 65; following his death, Bertinelli publicly mourned him, and posted about the effect of his loss on her via social media.

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