Ex- Eddie Van Halen wife, Valerie Bertinelli, said she has been “grief shamed” over the way she has dealth with his death.
“It’s weird. Grief shame is something I never thought would happen to me and I won’t talk about it right now.”
“But I knew the man for 40 years. I was 20 when I met him. I still loved him. We spent a lot of time together. He’s the father of my son. He’s the father of the greatest gift in my life.
“I miss him. And I’m allowed to miss him. He was a huge part of my life. Just because we loved each other didn’t lessen the love that he had for Janie, or me for Tom. So it’s a different kind of love. I don’t know how to explain it. Maybe one day I’ll figure it out and write a book about it.”