The ex-wife of Eddie Van Halen opens up about the final moments spent with the late guitarist.
Eddie Van Halen died from throat cancer on 6th October 2020. He was 65-year-old at the time of his death.
Actress Valerie Bertinelli was married to the late guitarist for 20 years till the time they got divorced in 2007.
Us actress publishes her new memoir “Enough already: learning to love the way I am today” in which she showcased light over her relationship with her ex-husband whom she addressed as her “soulmate.”
Bertinelli and the late guitarist share a son Wolfgang and the two spent the last weeks as the guitarist together in the hospital along with his second wife, Janie Liszewski, and brother Alex Van Halen.
Bertinelli wrote in her book that “I love you are the last words Ed says to wolfie and me… and they are the last words we say to him before he stops breathing.”
In another excerpt from her memoir, she states: “I can’t explain the feelings Ed and I had for each other. who really knows had he not died. I doubt it. I loved him more than I know how to explain and there’s nothing sexual about it. It was more than that. And ed and I understood that. There is no greater love than what we had between the two of us and with that, we made this beautiful son.”
Bertinelli stated that her long and lengthy relationship with Van Halen was a “combination of love, anger, frustration, and friendship” and that “they were portrayed as a mismatched couple in their early years.”
“the bad boy rock star and America’s sweetheart but privately. Ed wasn’t the person people thought he was and neither was I” stated Bertinelli.
Bertinelli also addressed the addiction issues of Van Halen saying “I hated drugs and alcohol but I never hated him. I saw his pain.”
Wolfgang van Halen also paid a tribute to his late father on his first death anniversary. He stated he was “trying to my best here without [EDDIE] but it’s really fucking hard.”