Eddie Van Halen’s Final Words To His Son Wolfgang And His Ex-Wife Valerie Bertinelli Are Revealed
People Magazine recently released some special quotes from Eddie Van Halen’s ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli‘s recent autobiography. In her recently published memoir, Bertinelli shared some unknown details considering her relationship with the rockstar and revealed her ex-husband’s last words to her.
Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli got married in 1981, and Bertinelli gave birth to their son Wolfgang in 1991. The duo seemed to be representing the polar opposites, as Eddie was a rockstar and Valerie was an actress and TV show presenter who was often described as ‘America’s sweetheart.’
They got divorced in 2007, and Valeri stated that it was mainly because of Eddie’s drug addiction and refusal to quit smoking even though he had been diagnosed with oral cancer. Although they got divorced, they stayed friends and were there for each other. When Valerie got remarried in 2011, Eddie and Wolfgang both attended her wedding to support her. Eddie also got remarried in 2009, and Valerie attended his wedding as well.
They considered themselves soulmates, and they stayed by each other’s side no matter what happened. Valerie’s words about Eddie’s last moments surfaced recently, as they were mentioned in her memoir. She talked about him endearingly and stated how much she loved his soul. Even though people thought they were a ‘mismatch,’ they knew each other very well. She understood his pain and wanted to be there for him. She continued to reveal that ‘I love you’ were his final words to them before he took his last breath.
Here are Valerie’s words from her autobiography as reported by People:
“I loved Ed more than I know how to explain. I loved his soul.
We were portrayed as a mismatch. The bad boy rock star and America’s sweetheart, but privately, Ed wasn’t the person people thought he was, and neither was I.
I hated the drugs and the alcohol, but I never hated him. I saw his pain.
‘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.
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.”
In her memoir, Valerie also stated that it’s hard to describe their feelings towards each other, and even though Eddie remarried, she talked about how there might have been a possibility of them reuniting as a couple. Unfortunately, Eddie’s death in 2020 ruled out that possibility and placed sadness in his family’s heart.