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Valerie Bertinelli is an actress and spokesperson known for her roles in the TV sitcom One Day at a Time and Hot in Cleveland.
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She has been with financial planner Tom Vitale since 2004.
Bertinelli also admitted to struggling with a cocaine addiction. "I got to the point where whenever I heard the birds chirp, I'd be like, 'Oh, God, no,'" she recalled. "It took me years after stopping the cocaine before I was able to enjoy a sunrise and enjoy the sound of birds."
Bertinelli had also slowly gained weight over the years, but lost a total of 40 pounds as of January 2008. She became a spokesperson for the Jenny Craig weight-loss program. In 2008 she released the autobiography, Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound At A Time, which discusses her struggles with weight loss. In 2009, she wrote a follow-up book called Finding It: And Satisfying My Hunger for Life without Opening the Fridge.
In 2012, Bertinelli published One Dish at a Time, a collection of dishes celebrating her Italian heritage.
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