Valerie Bertinelli & Eddie Van Halen

35 minutes

America’s girl next door meets the leader of America’s wildest rock band. As Valerie Bertinelli struggles with her career as an actress, Eddie Van Halen and his band skyrocket to success, and he faces his own challenges by leaning into his drinking. Valerie moves to help him, but when the lifestyles they lead and the demands of work cause a rift, she finds she has her own demons to face.

Sources:

Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I Am Today, by Valerie Bertinelli

Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back, One Pound at a Time, by Valerie Bertinelli

1982 PM Magazine interview

2001 Entertainment Tonight interview

Valerie Bertinelli Talks Tragic Death of Brother at 17 Months Old (People Magazine)

 

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