Valerie Bertinelli was given tears in her very first TELEVISION appearance on Jan. 4, given that the death of ex-husband, Eddie Van Halen in Oct. She confessed that it’s been a ‘rough’ time for her and son, Wolfgang, 29.

Valerie Bertinelli joined TODAY live on Monday, which marked her very first public tv look given that the death of her ex-husband Eddie Van Halen The famous guitar player passed away at the age of 65 on October 6 after a prolonged battle with cancer. The Hot in Cleveland star, 60, who appeared on the morning show to share one of her preferred healthy meals, destroyed while discussing the heartbreaking loss.

” It’s been rough.” -Valerie Bertinelli (@Wolfiesmom) on the death of her late ex-husband, Eddie Van Halen pic.twitter.com/Vw5QTEmDJu

— TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 4, 2021

” Valerie, initially of all, it’s so great to see you,” host Hoda Kotb, who kept in mind that the frequent Today reveal factor has actually “been our heart,” stated.

Valerie, who had actually called into the show by means of video from her home, responded through tears: “It’s so good to see you men too. I do not understand why I’m destroying,” she stated, describing, “You know when you hear voices and you see individuals you feel a connection with and … you people always make me wreck.”

“It’s been rough, very bittersweet. We’re doing okay,” Valerie stated.

Eddie Van Halen & son Wolfgang Van Halen
Eddie Van Halen with boy Wolfgang Van Halen at an interview in Beverly Hills, CA, announcing the dates of Van Halen’s North American show trip on August 13,2007 (Picture credit: AP)

” It’s hard,” she continued. “I’ve gone to text him a few lots times and I’m like, ‘Oh I can’t text him right now,'” Valerie confessed, prior to thanking Carson for “that beautiful piece you did on Wolfie” in for Today in November. “It truly touched my heart and you handled him and you were so excellent to him, and as a mama, thank you so much for treating him so well,” she said.

Valerie Bertinelli & Eddie Van Halen
Valerie Bertinelli & Eddie Van Halen in Los Angeles, CA on July 17,2001 (Photo credit: AP)

On October 6, 2020, Valerie and Eddie’s child confirmed the rocker’s death in a heartbreaking statement on social networks. “I can’t think I’m needing to write this, but my daddy, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has actually lost his long and arduous battle with cancer today,” Wolfgang composed in a declaration on Twitter along with a smiling picture of the artist.

” He was the best daddy I could ever ask for. Every minute I’ve shared with him on and off stage was a gift. My heart is broken and I don’t think I’ll ever fully recuperate from this loss,” he continued, including, “I like you a lot, Pop.”

 Eddie Van Halen & Valerie Bertinelli Eddie Van Halen & Valerie Bertinelli in1985 (Photo credit: AP)

” You gave me the one real light in my life, our kid, Wolfgang. In addition to her post, Valerie, at the time, shared a number of family pictures to Instagram that showed milestone moments through the years.

Valerie and Eddie, who wed in 1981, were married for 26 years prior to they split in2001 The pair, who settled their divorce in 2007, remained friends and even attended each others’ weddings. The starlet and rock icon fulfilled in 1980 when Valerie’s brothers welcomed her to a Van Halen concert in the hopes that she might get them backstage.

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