While everyone misses the legendary guitarist of Van Halen still, his first wife Valerie Bertinelli opened up about the death of Eddie Van Halen, revealing what happened during those painful moments.
The regarded musician Eddie Van Halen has passed away a year ago on October 6, 2020, leaving a huge mourning people behind him. In the meantime, the regarded musician’s ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli has written a new book, titled “Enough Already: Learning To Love The Way I Am Today“, which will be released on January 18, as she also gives a place for some emotional confessions about his ex-husband’s last moments and more.
There was also an excerpt from Valerie Bertinelli‘s book that was given and shared recently before the book’s release as well, revealing an emotional moment as well that took its place in the book as the ex-wife of Eddie Van Halen told the regarded musician, “Maybe next time. Maybe next time, we’ll get it right.”
Valerie Bertinelli also reveals she and their son, Wolfgang Van Halen, were both there back in Eddie‘s passing, joining among the other family members, including Eddie’s second wife, Janie Liszewski, and his brother, Alex Van Halen. She tells she got there right after his son Wolfgang called her that morning saying “that Ed’s breathing has changed and that I have to get to the hospital ASAP.”
She then continues to reveal what happened after she arrived at the hospital.
” ‘I love you’ are the last words Ed says to Wolfie and me, and they are the last words we say to him before he stops breathing,” she reveals written down as she also talks about they all started sharing stories about the iconic musician and began laughing instead of crying, and says “Suddenly, all of us are cracking up. We laugh — and it is so much better than crying.”
Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli had broken up in 2002 after 21 years passed from their wedding in 1981, but their divorce was wrapped up in 2007 as the old couple still kept their relations still on good terms, as well. Van Halen legendary guitarist’s ex-wife also touches on their good relation more in her book, saying, “I loved Ed more than I know how to explain. I loved his soul. We were portrayed as a mismatch. The bad boy rock star and America’s sweetheart but privately, Ed wasn’t the person people thought he was and neither was I.”
On the other side, Valerie Bertinelli also points out some of the substance abuse issues of Eddie Van Halen in the excerpt, saying, “I hated the drugs and alcohol but I never hated him. I saw his pain.”
But after all those years, the regarded musician apparently asked his ex-wife to speak with her privately to give her a small bag with a pendant-sized gold bar that he purchased when he had gone to Germany for treatment, remembers Valerie Bertinelli and tells in her book as well. As Eddie Van Halen handed over the gift to her with tears in his eyes, he said:
“I hope you don’t think it’s weird, you know, that I bought my ex-wife this gift and didn’t get my wife anything. I just love you,” recalls Van Halen guitarist’s first wife, and then writes, “He wants me to know he messed up [during our marriage]. I contributed to our troubles too and I am also sorry.”
And she also continues to explain “There is no chance we are going to get back together, but I do know if one of us were to open up, the other one would too, and I don’t want to get into that.
I can’t explain the feelings Ed and I had for each other. Who really knows had he not died. I doubt it. I loved him more than I know how to explain and there’s nothing sexual about it. It was more than that. And Ed and I understood that … There is no greater love than what we had between the two of us and with that, we made this beautiful son.”
The day that Van Halen legendary guitarist died, Valerie Bertinelli also shared a photo of her, Eddie, and Wolfgang Van Halen, which was taken when their son was only a toddler and wrote down this message:
“40 years ago my life changed forever when I met you. You gave me the one true light in my life, our son, Wolfgang. Through all your challenging treatments for lung cancer, you kept your gorgeous spirit and that impish grin. I’m so grateful Wolfie and I was able to hold you in your last moments. I will see you in our next life, my love.”
As Eddie Van Halen‘s legacy still gives inspires young rock artists, the lead guitarist, backing vocalist, and keyboardist of the legendary rock band Van Halen passed away after a years-long battle with cancer in October 2020.
And Eddie Van Halen‘s ex-wife, Valerie Bertinelli‘s new book, titled “Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I Am Today“, will be released on January 18 as it also is already open for pre-order.