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Originally posted 07/27/2010 08:30AM
Shedding 40 lbs. helped Valerie Bertinelli jump into a bikini nearly three decades after she last wore a two-piece, complete a marathon and even stop snoring.
What it didn't do? Change her sex life.
"It was pretty good even when I was big," the Hot in Cleveland actress, 50, tells Prevention in its September issue. "[My fiancé] Tom likes me at any size. I'm lucky that way."
Originally posted 07/23/2010 02:50PM
As a second time bride-to-be, Valerie Bertinelli admits she doesn't have the giddy, enthusiasm that many first-time brides have.
"For me, it feels silly. I'm 50. It's not about the wedding. I just want to have a marriage," says Bertinelli, who was engaged to her longtime boyfriend, businessman Tom Vitale, last March. "We're going to get married in Italy, just the two of us and a witness."
Speaking to PEOPLE at the Jenny Craig National Conference in San Diego, Calif., on Thursday, the actress also jokes that she's not going to look like a model from the pages of Modern Bride: "I'll be wearing black!"
Originally posted 06/16/2010 07:40AM
They are in the midst of planning their wedding, but for Valerie Bertinelli and fiancé Tom Vitale creating the perfect ceremony isn't high on their to-do list.
"We've both had good weddings [before]," Vitale, 48, told PEOPLE Monday at the New York premiere of Bertinelli's TV Land show, Hot in Cleveland, which costars Betty White and airs Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET. "Now we want a good marriage."
So will it be a big over-the-top wedding or a more intimate affair? "It's not about the party," Vitale says. "It's about life and the relationship. It may be small. We haven't determined the size. We're going to [get married] in the States in the Fall, and it will mean the world to us."
Originally posted 05/24/2010 02:50PM
They're not married yet but Valerie Bertinelli and fiancé Tom Vitale are already in their honeymoon stage, a friend tells PEOPLE.
"She's happiest when they're together," the actress's trainer, Christopher Lane, tells PEOPLE. "She's thrilled to be with the man she loves."
Bertinelli, 50, and Vitale, 48, who got engaged in March while vacationing in Italy, are "going to be a great married couple," says Lane.
Originally posted 05/20/2010 09:25AM
Having turned 50 only last month, Valerie Bertinelli is looking forward to another milestone: a wedding this fall to her boyfriend of six years, businessman Tom Vitale.
Vitale, 48, proposed on a romantic night in Florence during a recent trip to Italy. "We'd talked about getting married, but I was still shocked. It was sweet when he asked me, because he was so scared. I was like, 'Are you kidding me?' " the actress tells AARP The Magazine in its July/August issue.
The couple met in 2004 after their previous marriages ended. On the Italy trip, the stars aligned for a proposal. "If the time wasn't right, I wouldn't have asked," Vitale says. "We're both still a little afraid of commitment, but then we were over there, and it was like our souls were calibrated."
Originally posted 04/20/2010 09:15AM
Just four days before Valerie Bertinelli turns 50 Friday, she achieved another personal goal: finishing the Boston Marathon.
"I am so high right now, more high than if I'd had a bottle of champagne!" Bertinelli tells PEOPLE, just after running the 26.2-mile race, her first marathon, in 5:14:37. "I feel euphoric!"
Under partly sunny skies and with her longtime boyfriend and workout buddy Tom Vitale cheering her on, the actress cranked up Pink and Leona Lewis's "Happy" on her iPod and hit the Boston streets on Monday morning.
Originally posted 10/08/2009 10:50AM
For years, she was the slender little sister on One Day at a Time, then a rocker wife to Eddie Van Halen. But now, as a mature woman of 49, Valerie Bertinelli is finally okay with having a woman's body.
"I've realized I'm more important than food is. I love a big slice of pizza. But I love myself more," she says in the November Issue of Ladies' Home Journal, out Oct. 13. "Being thin is about changing the way you think about yourself. It's about saying you deserve to be healthy. In no way have I perfected this eating thing, and I don't know that I ever will. But life is about making progress. It's not about perfection.”
Bertinelli, who finished a half-marathon in July, also once again defends fellow actress and former Jenny Craig spokeswoman Kirstie Alley's weight gain.
Originally posted 07/20/2009 07:00AM
Drop 40 pounds, check. Don a bikini on the cover of PEOPLE magazine, check. Run a half-marathon … check!
After crossing the finish line of Sunday's Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half-Marathon in yet another personal first, Valerie Bertinelli told PEOPLE "I can't believe I did it!"
Running the scenic 13.1 mile race in 2:12:19, "My legs are killing me, but I think I'm so high and excited and full of pride – which is an unusual thing for me! – that I probably won't feel it for a couple days," says the actress, 49. "I am in amazement. I can't believe what a body can do if you believe in it."
Originally posted 05/18/2009 07:00PM
Summer is almost here, which means it's bikini season! Already, the stars have been out showing off their enviable beach-ready bods. And, it seems, green is a favorite color among the Hollywood's hottest women. Hayden Panettiere took time away from the Cannes Film Festival for a dip in a green suit on Monday. Valerie Bertinelli donned a bikini for the first time in 30 years on the cover of PEOPLE, showing off her 132 lb. frame. Kelly Ripa, mom to three kids, flaunted her toned physique in a green two-piece in Miami last month. And, ever the trendsetter, Audrina Patridge looked great in green while filming Into the Blue in Hawaii last year.
Tell us: Who looks hotter in her green bikini?
Originally posted 05/07/2009 10:40AM
When Kirstie Alley spotted Valerie Bertinelli's killer bikini body on a recent cover of PEOPLE, "it blew my mind!," the TV star says. "She didn't just look good – she looked stunning! It was inspiring."
And a little ironic for Alley, who confesses to PEOPLE that she has put on 83 lbs. Once a spokeswoman for Jenny Craig, Alley, 58, actually helped bring Bertinelli, 49, on board as a new face for the company in March 2007.
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