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Valerie Bertinelli says ex-husband Eddie Van Halen was not her ‘soulmate’

Valerie Bertinelli says ex-husband Eddie Van Halen was not her ‘soulmate’

Stay ahead of the curve with our weekly guide to the latest trends, fashion, relationships and more Stay ahead of the curve with our weekly guide to the latest trends, fashion, relationships and more Valerie Bertinelli has opened up about her marriage with Eddie Van Halen and how she realised that he wasn’t her “soulmate”. In a video shared to her Instagram on Thursday, the 64-year-old actor reflected on her relationship with her late ex-husband, who’s the father of her 33-year-old son, Wolfgang Van Halen. She said that she’d just tried to watch her son’s appearance in the Paramount show Behind the Music, where Wolfgang reflected on his father’s life and career. “It was not easy,” she said about watching the episode. “I’d stopped it many times because it was just too brutal to watch for many reasons.” She discussed how the episode reminded her of her struggles when raising her son and the challenges in her relationship with Eddie, who she was married to for 20 years. “One, seeing Wolfie’s pain,” she said, referring …

Van Halen rocker Sammy Hagar discovers he’s not actually a Hagar on “Finding Your Roots”

Van Halen rocker Sammy Hagar discovers he’s not actually a Hagar on “Finding Your Roots”

Van Halen rocker Sammy Hagar is the latest celebrity to uncover the hidden secrets attached to his family lineage. And what he found was that his name, his very identity, has been a lie that spans generations. On Tuesday’s “Finding Your Roots,” the musician first discusses the complicated nature of his childhood with host Henry Louis Gates, Jr., growing up in an abusive household because his father was an alcoholic. Through the show’s extensive research, Gates reveals that Hagar’s maternal great-grandfather Giacomo Alessi was a fruit dealer in New York. Yet it turns out that fruit dealing is more dangerous than anyone may have expected. In 1899, Joseph Alessi was involved in a shoot-out with a man over $13. The man died from the shooting, and Alessi was imprisoned for 12 years. “They’re mobsters!” Hagar said of the reveal. Gates agreed, saying the Alessi family were “mobsters of a sort.” While that mobster revelation was a shock for Hagar, the biggest reveal was yet to come. It turns out that the musician’s lineage contained one very important deception. “Sammy, …