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Valerie Bertinelli Files for Divorce from Tom Vitale 6 Months After Filing for Legal Separation

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Valerie Bertinelli has filed for divorce from her husband Tom Vitale after they legally separated in November. 

The Food Network host, 62, filed the amended petition in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, according to court records obtained by PEOPLE. 

​​In the documents, Bertinelli cites "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the dissolution of their 10-year marriage.

The court documents also show that Bertinelli and Vitale, a financial planner, have a premarital agreement that they will adhere to.

Bertinelli and Vitale got married in June 2011 after dating for several years. The actress's brother, Patrick, introduced the pair. 

"I could have spent the rest of my life with Tom and not be married, but I wanted to call him 'my husband'," the Hot in Cleveland star told PEOPLE shortly after the wedding in 2011. "I really wanted to share how I feel about Tom with the people I love."

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RELATED: How Valerie Bertinelli Said Goodbye to 'Soulmate' Eddie Van Halen Before He Died: 'No Greater Love'

Bertinelli was previously married from 1981 to 2007 to Eddie Van Halen, and they had one child together, son Wolf, now 31.

In October 2020, Eddie died from lung cancer at age 65. The actress told the story of how she said goodbye to her "soulmate" in her memoir Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I Am Today, which was excerpted exclusively in a January issue of PEOPLE.

"We were portrayed as a mismatch," she wrote of their relationship. "The bad boy rock star and America's sweetheart but privately, Ed wasn't the person people thought he was and neither was I."

Their tumultuous marriage was also matched by a strong, loving bond. "'I love you' are the last words Ed says to Wolfie and me," she wrote, "and they are the last words we say to him before he stops breathing."

She admitted her love for Eddie didn't play into the decision to separate from Vitale.

"We grew apart," Bertinelli told PEOPLE in January. "The decision has nothing to do with my love for Ed. I wish Tom the best and I know he feels the same way about me."

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