Valerie Bertinelli Is Engaged

by | May 20, 2010 at 9:07 AM | Celebrities, TV News

Valerie Bertinelli and Fiance Tom Vitale (Photo: Michael Bezjian/WireImage)

Valerie Bertinelli and Fiance Tom Vitale (Photo: Michael Bezjian/WireImage)


Congratulations are in order for TV fave Valerie Bertinelli.

Bertinelli, 50, is engaged to businessman Tom Vitale, who proposed during a romantic trip to Italy, according to AARP Magazine. (Valerie Bertinelli is AARP material? When did that happen?)

The couple has been dating for six years.

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“I’ve never had a male friend like I have with Tom,” Bertinelli says in the interview. “We’re both still a little afraid of commitment, but then we were over there, and it was like our souls were calibrated…If the timing wasn’t right, I wouldn’t have asked.”

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Vitale says, “We just understood each other completely … My family is her family. It wasn’t love at first sight; it was family at first sight.”

This is the second marriage for the ‘One Day at a Time‘ star. Bertinelli was married to rocker Eddie Van Halen for nearly 25 years. They divorced in 2005 and have a 19-year-old son, Wolfgang.