Shania Twain was not the only celebrity to take her vows on New Year’s Day it seems as Valerie Bertinelli, like Twain, is giving marriage a second chance. In fact, not only did they both wed on the first day of the year, but they have marital second attempts in common as well.
As we reported earlier, Shania Twain married Frederic Thiebaud in Rincon, Peurto Rico, in a small service that was attended by 40 of their closest family and friends. The couple only announced their engagement in December 2010 and were thrown together after their respective partners admitted to a romantic clinch. Thiebaud’s wife, Marie Anne Thiebaud, who was Twain’s best friend was secretly having an affair with Twain’s first husband.
Bertinelli was previously married to rock legend Eddie Van Halen whom she separated from in 2000. Their divorce was settled in 2007 by which time she had been dating Vitale for three years. Her split from Van Halen seemed amicable enough as the rocker was a guest at her wedding to Vitale, along with their son, 19 year old “Wolfie”.
Regarding the wedding Bertinelli told the media, “We’re so happy!”
Bertinelli’s wedding was a little grander in scale than Twain’s, and the service was carried out in Malibu. Some 100 guests attended the ceremony to witness 50 year old Bertinelli share vows with 49 year old financial planner Vitale.
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