- Valerie Bertinelli revealed her weight and mental health to Hoda Cott and Jenna Bush Hagger in a recent episode of Today with Hoda and Jenna.
- “A lot of challenges, a lot of heart, a lot of crazy things are happening in my life right now,” the star said.
- When asked about her recent divorce, she shared what she learned about herself in the process.
Valerie Bertinelli has long been open about how she internalizes her weight and the effects it has on her mental health. And now she offers even more insight into the relationship between the two. Earlier this week, the Food Network star appeared in Today with Hoda and Jenna, shares how weight helps protect her mind.
“I haven’t reached a scale since I finished writing the book,” Bertinelli said during the interview. I look at the monitor and try not to judge myself too harshly right now because I know I still hold on to that weight because it protects me because I go through a lot of challenges, a lot of heartbreak, a lot of crazy things happening in my life in the moment. ”
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The heart Bertinelli probably meant? Her divorce from Tom Vitale, whom she married in 2011, and the loss of her ex-husband, rocker Eddie Van Halen, who died of throat cancer in 2020. Although her mental health is a “snowball,” Bertinelli said. that he knows it will improve.
When I become healthier internally and emotionally… I will lose weight because I know I treat my body better, I drink less alcohol, I eat less sugar, I put more vegetables in my body, but my body does for a reason … because it needs protection. “
Bertinelli is open to problems with her body image after writing a detailed memoir on the subject – That’s enough-which came first in New York Times bestseller list. Cottb intervened to celebrate Bertinelli’s victories, showing her lack of surprise at the book’s success, saying she did so well because of Bertinelli’s vulnerable, connected nature, saying “we all feel like you.”
In difficult times, Bertinelli said he sometimes forgot “all the good things.” And Valerie’s Home Cooking, Bertinelli’s show on The Food Network, has been renewed for another season and nominated for an Emmy. Bertinelli’s son, Wolfgang Van Halen, was also recently nominated for a Grammy. So the star has a lot to celebrate.
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Asked what she learned from her latest divorce, Bertinelli said she realized that “I’m stronger than I think I am, emotionally stronger than I think I am, and I deserve better.” than I think I am.
After an honest and candid interview, Bertinelli ended the segment by saying that when things look really “dark”, she goes through it with gratitude and starting each day with gratitude for the wonderful life she has.
We applaud Bertinelli for speaking so openly about her path to mental health, and we can’t wait to hear what pieces of wisdom she shares afterwards.
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