Valerie Bertinelli shares video on body image struggles

Valerie Bertinelli shared a moving video about wrestling with her body image.

“I stand out in the rain because I do my best to distract my mind from the spiraling into a place of self loathing, because I saw a photo of myself today that made me want to do that, ”the“ One Day at a Time, ”an alum said in the video posted to his Instagram Friday.

Bertinelli, 61, said she was not satisfied with her body and that she was not sure she would ever arrive at a place of contentment.

“I’m not where I want to be right now, body wise. I don’t know if I will ever be, but when I see him right in front of me it really sends me down this path, ”said Bertinelli. “And I’m doing my best to be positive and more joyful and I hope my body will follow suit. I’m not there yet.

The mother-of-one then gave herself a pep talk, adding that she would “not focus on all the shortcomings, flaws and imperfections.”

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Bertinelli hosts “Valerie’s Home Cooking” on The Food Network.
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“We can all give ourselves permission to feel joy, to be intentional about it and to remember to be grateful,” she said. “I’m grateful, even through all the mess. Because there’s always something good about this whole mess.

This isn’t the first time the Food Network host has opened up so powerfully on social media.

Last July, she shared a video explaining how hurtful it was to see people commenting that she “needed to lose weight” alongside a recipe she posted online.

Valérie Bertinelli and Eddie Van Halen.
Bertinelli was married to Eddie Van Halen and had a son, Wolfgang.
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“Because you see I don’t have a scale or I don’t have clothes that I try to put on every day, and I don’t have mirrors so I can’t see what I’ve become” , she said. sarcastically, fighting back tears at the time. “So I needed that help to let me know I needed to lose weight.

She continued, “You are not helpful. Because when you see someone who has gained weight, my first thought is, “This person is obviously going through some things.”

Things haven’t been easy for the “Hot in Cleveland” star.

The actress’ ex-husband, Eddie Van Halen, died of throat cancer at the age of 65 in October 2020. She and the rocker were married from 1981 to 2007 and have a son of 30 years old, Wolfgang. Despite their divorce, they remained close friends.

Valérie Bertinelli and Tom Vitale in 2019.
Bertinelli would have filed for divorce from her husband Tom Vitale.
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And last month, she reportedly filed for divorce from her second husband, financial planner and entrepreneur Tom Vitale. The couple married in 2011.

Bertinelli published a self-help book in January titled “Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I Am Today”.

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