Actress Valerie Bertinelli is turning 52!
Long before the actress began to inspire people to lose weight with Jenny Craig, Bertinelli was best known for her role in the long-running 1970s show “One Day At A Time.” In 2010, she joined Betty White, Wendie Malick, and Jane Leeves co-starring in TV Land’s comedy “Hot In Cleveland” in 2010. The show, about middle-aged best friends living in Cleveland, is currently in its fourth season.
On New Years Day in 2011, Bertinelli wed for the second time to boyfriend Tom Vitale. Bertinelli divorced rocker Eddie Van Halen in 2006 after a 25 year marriage. The two have a 21-year-old son, Wolfgang, now the bass guitarist for the band Van Halen.
In 2007, Bertinelli became a spokesperson for the weight loss program, Jenny Craig, losing 40 pounds in the first year. Since, Bertinelli has become dedicated to fitness, as she completed the Boston Marathon just four days before her 50th birthday, in 2010.
Bertinelli has spoken out on aging -- and it's not something that seems to bother her.
“I've been around so long I can't lie about it,” she told Prevention magazine in 2011. “It's an old cliché, but you really do get better as you age. I wish I had the body and the face of that 20-year-old. I'm so glad I don't have her brain. I feel, not necessarily smarter, but more settled and informed than when I was that age.”
Happy birthday, Valerie Bertinelli! For more on the "Hot" actress, check out the slideshow below.
TV Land Awards 2012
Actress Valerie Bertinelli at the 10th Annual TV Land Awards in 2012. Bertinelli stars on the hit TV Land show "Hot In Cleveland."
'Hot In Cleveland' Co-Stars
Bertinelli with "Hot In Cleveland" co-stars: Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves and Betty White. The actresses were awarded for 'Favorite Cable TV Comedy' at the 2012 People's Choice Awards.
Valerie Bertinelli And Tom Vitale
Valerie Bertinelli, winner of the 'Favorite Cable TV Comedy Award' for "Hot in Cleveland," with husband Tom Vitale at the People's Choice Awards in 2012.
Valerie Bertinelli performs onstage at the 19th annual 'A Night At Sardi's' fundraiser and awards dinner benefitting the Alzheimer's Association in 2011.
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
Bertinelli on the red carpet at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2011.
The Boston Marathon
Bertinelli, a Jenny Craig spokesperson, completed the Boston Marathon four days before her 50th birthday in 2010. The actress ran the 26.2 mile race to raise funds and awareness for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
The Cleveland Indians
Valerie Bertinelli shows off her knuckle ball before throwing out the first pitch of the game between the Cleveland Indians and the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011.
'Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound At A Time'
In 2008, Bertinelli released her book "<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Losing-It-Gaining-Life-Pound/dp/1416568182" target="_hplink">Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time</a>" detailing her triumphs and struggles to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Valerie Bertinelli And Wolfgang Van Halen
Valerie Bertinelli and her son Wolfgang in 2004. Wolfgang is the son of Bertinelli and musician, Eddie Van Halen.
Valerie Bertinelli released her tips for working out and staying in shape while on the road.
'Hot In Cleveland'
In this behind the scenes clip of TV Land's "Hot In Cleveland," Bertinelli and her co-stars try out some interesting voices.