Valerie Bertinelli Shares an Emotional Message about the Passing of Eddie Van Halen on Instagram


LOS ANGELES – Actress Valerie Bertinelli shared an emotional message about her late ex-husband, guitar legend Eddie Van Halen during Instagram Live today.


"You never like this new normal but that's what it is," she said about life after losing someone. "It's about finding a way to survive this new normal… which many people are doing. This whole year unfortunately has been about death and grieving and loss."


"Too many people have lost too many things. It's just shattering what's going on," she added. "Talking about grief is the appropriate thing to do. We're all going through some form of it."


The 60-year-old Bertinelli often wiped tears during the 40-minute live session where she reminisced about the late rocker who passed away from cancer last October.


"That's the thing about grief is it's actually a bit of a blessing because — and I'll just take my relationship with Ed for the last 40 years — it was a messy relationship," she said. "We had some very difficult, very challenging times but we had some beautiful times too."

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