Ed Driscoll


FIRST DIAMOND DAVE, NOW THE MRS: E! Online says that Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli have split up:

The couple is requesting “their family’s privacy be respected at this time” and refused to divulge any further details, including whether a divorce was in the works or who would retain custody of their 11-year-old son, Wolfgang.

The two tied the knot on April 11, 1981, when both were at the height of their popularity–she the cute youngest daughter Barbara Cooper on One Day at a Time, he the guitar whiz behind one of rock’s most popular bands.

And, pretty much ever since, tabloids have been writing the post-mortem on the Van Halen-Bertinelli union.