Hot in Cleveland Star Valerie Bertinelli is looking forward to the new year now that her divorce from ex Tom Vitale is finalized.
Bertinelli, 62, who rose to fame for her portrayal of Barbara Cooper Royer on the sitcom One day at a time, had a joyous message to share with fans as she rang in the New Year.
“This New Year’s Day comes so much happier than last year,” Bertinelli wrote.
“From an early age New Year’s Day has been one of my absolute favorite days, over the past 5-6 years it has been one of the saddest. Not anymore. There are so many things to look forward to now, when before it just seemed endlessly sad and scary and lonely and stressful.”
She continued, “I have no idea what’s to come and I’m not worried. I’m free. This New Year’s Day 2023 is the first day of the rest of my life! I wish you all much of the joy and happiness and kindness you claim. It’s all yours. Take it! ✨ Happy New Year.”
Bertinelli shocked fans when she filed for legal separation from her financial planner husband in November 2021, despite the couple being in a seemingly happy marriage.
Vitale and Bertinelli tied the knot in 2011, four years after she divorced her first husband, American rocker Eddie Van Halen.
Then in May 2022, Bertinelli amended her petition to seek a divorce which was finalized in November 2022.
The actress also recently shared a number of telling quotes on her Instagram Stories, with one reading, “You can leave a toxic relationship but if you don’t heal what drew you to them, you’ll meet them again. The same demon, just a different person.”