Valerie Bertinelli responds to Tom Vitale’s objection to their prenuptial agreement. According to court documents acquired by PEOPLE, the Food Network presenter filed a 13-page plea on Wednesday to separate her marital status from financial difficulties in her and Tom Vitale’s divorce. Bertinelli is seeking “an expedited and separate trial on the issue of the legitimacy of the Premarital Agreement,” according to court filings.
If granted, the former couple would be prevented from proceeding with divorce procedures until the court establishes the legitimacy of the prenuptial agreement. According to Bertinelli’s proposal, approving this partition might “help the parties in resolving outstanding concerns.”
In the end, Bertinelli is demanding a trial that is independent from any other pending divorce matters, a decision she took when Vitale requested $50,000 per month in spousal support and $200,000 in legal expenses in early July, according to court documents.
Bertinelli contends that their 2010 prenuptial agreement provides a “waiver of temporary and permanent spousal support” In addition to attempting to prevent Bertinelli from claiming spousal support, her husband of more than a decade disputed the legitimacy of their prenuptial agreement.
In May, six months after formally splitting from Vitale in November, Bertinelli filed for divorce. Bertinelli cited “irreconcilable disagreements” as the cause for the divorce of their marriage in court records. In June, the actress went on the Today program with Hoda Kotb and cried when she was asked if she ever intended to seek for love again.
“Due to the difficulties I am currently experiencing, since divorce stinks. I cannot picture ever again allowing another person into my life. Consequently, I have certain trust difficulties that I will need to overcome “Bertinelli said.
The Hot in Cleveland star has also made videos on TikTok in which she discusses divorce. She shared a video with the caption “Divorce stinks” in May. And in another May video, she provided what looked to be marital advise to her followers. “When someone demonstrates who they are, you should immediately believe them. Try not to repair anything. Try not to modify them. It is not your responsibility “She stated,