Valerie Bertinelli loves nothing greater than supporting her solely son, Wolfgang Van Halen. The younger man is the bassist of his late father Eddie Van Halen’s band, Van Halen. Though that career might scare a whole lot of mother and father, Valerie is aware of she has nothing to fret about as a result of she trusts her child fully.
“Wolfie has made some actually, actually good selections in his life so I’m not too nervous about him,” the Meals Community star defined to Meredith Vieira in 2014. “And his dad is a extremely nice affect on him. He’s a tremendous father so I’m not nervous about him in any respect, and I actually just like the individuals who he hangs out with.”
Previous to becoming a member of Van Halen, Wolfgang used to rock out along with his heavy metallic band Tremonti. Throughout that point, Valerie wasn’t too involved about his whereabouts as a result of he was nonetheless round some actually nice folks.
“The blokes who he was working with have been so cool, so laid again,” the previous One Day at a Time star stated. “I didn’t see any medicine or alcohol. All of them went to get smoothies. In fact, as a result of perhaps I used to be there, however I do know he’s made good selections.”
She added, “He’s nonetheless buddies with these guys from kindergarten [too], so I belief him. I’ve to.”
Valerie additionally harbored no resentment following her break up from ex-husband Eddie, whom she was married to from 1981 to 2007. “They’ve each forgiven one another and love their son,” a good friend beforehand advised Nearer Weekly concerning the former couple. “There aren’t any extra unhealthy emotions between them.”
Sadly, Eddie died at age 65 in October 2020 after a protracted battle with throat most cancers. “He was the very best father I may ever ask for,” Wolfgang wrote on Twitter on the time. “Each second I’ve shared with him, on and off stage, was a present. I like you a lot, Pop.” Valerie responded to his heartfelt tribute with a bunch of heartbroken emojis.
Since Eddie’s demise, Valerie has been a relentless help system for her son. As a result of the In a Little one’s Title actress considers motherhood to be her best achievement, she is going to all the time make Wolfgang her No. 1 precedence.
“Of all of the roles I’ve taken, none has been extra satisfying than motherhood,” she gushed in her guide Shedding It. “I shunned the highlight in favor of a traditional life, driving carpools, volunteering in my son’s classroom [and] making dinner.”
In July 2022, Wolfgang introduced his engagement to his longtime love, Andraia Allsop, on Instagram. “She stated sure!!” he captioned a candy selfie along with his associate. Within the feedback part of the submit, Valerie confirmed love for her solely little one and her future daughter-in-law.
“How do I [heart] this 1,000,000 occasions? So completely satisfied!” she wrote.
Wolfgang started relationship the software program engineer again in 2015. She has caught by his aspect by a few of his greatest milestones. The “Distance” singer introduced each his beloved and his mother as his dates to the sixty fourth Annual Grammy Awards. Although he didn’t find yourself selecting up a trophy for his debut single that night time, he shared a heartfelt message about how a lot the occasion meant to him.
“We got here, we noticed, however we did NOT conquer and that’s OK! I received to have a beautiful night time with the 2 most essential girls in my world,” he wrote on Instagram on the time. “Such an honor to be nominated for the primary tune I ever launched by myself, in a class with artists I’ve regarded as much as my total life. I don’t know if that’ll ever totally set in.”
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