While the holidays remain delightful for several people, others like Valerie Bertinelli are not having the best times especially given the insecurity in her neighborhood.
It is worth knowing that the district has had a series of robberies over the past few days, causing a scare for the 62-year-old food enthusiast.
Fortunately, she identified two alleged burglars via her CCTV, prompting her to call the attention of police officers while also showing proof to the public.
Valerie Bertinelli Shares CCTV Footage Of Alleged Burglar About To Scope Her Home
Bertinelli informed her social media fans not too long ago that her community has had “a string of robberies,” and unfortunately, her next-door neighbor was affected. She took to her Instagram Story to share the update, adding footage from her CCTV showing a man walking up a path towards her home.
However, upon seeing the camera, he stopped and turned around. The man was dressed like a domestic worker and carried a bag over his shoulder and a box in hand. Shedding more light on the video, the Golden Globe Awards winner wrote, “This is one of the men that came to scope out my house last night. I think he stops because he sees my camera lit up.”
She also mentioned that another burglar had come that way an hour before, leading her to call the experience “fucking scary.”
At the same time, Bertinelli alerted the police and they “came pretty quickly” based on her message in a second Insta Story post.
She added two blurry pictures of the alleged robbers, taken from her CCTV, while she told fans of her plans to add more security sensors around her property. In her words, “I’m installing more motion detector lights and thinking of putting barbed wire on my front fence, and of course, my alarm gets set every night.”
Given the frightening update, fans would certainly feel for the “Kids Baking Championship” host as it comes on the heels of her divorce from her partner of about a decade, Tom Vitale.
In acknowledgment of the support from her family amid the divorce, Bertinelli bared her heart out in a sentimental write-up during the festive season.
Per The Blast, she penned, “Merry Christmas, everyone! As we end another year, I cannot help but feel grateful for the love and support of my family and loved ones.” The TV personality then stressed that spending quality time with family should always be a priority all through the holiday season.
She then wished her fans the best as they basked in their celebrations, after which she hinted that enjoying the holidays with loved ones always felt special. “There’s nothing quite like spending time with the people who matter most,” she wrote, “And I hope you all can do the same this holiday season.”
In conclusion, Bertinelli wished her fans “a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy new year” before signing off with “Love, Valerie.”
The thankful post gained praise from numerous followers who hoped she had the best holidays and the perfect new year with her family. One fan exclaimed, “Merry Christmas, Val! Here’s to a happy and healthy 2023! All my love and light to you!”
Another supporter prayed that the new year would bring “good health and most of all peace” after wishing she had the best life in her new chapter.
The ‘Valerie’s Home Cooking’ Host Calls Official Divorce Date ‘The Second Best Day Of My Life’
Bertinelli was able to finalize her divorce just in time for Christmas, and she could not help but celebrate the feat a year after filing for legal separation.
As previously reported, she filed for divorce in May this year, following their official split, and at the time, she mentioned “irreconcilable differences” as the reason. The ex-couple’s divorce was pretty lengthy, majorly given their difficulties with sharing properties and spousal support dispensation.
Despite signing a prenup before their marriage, the “One Day at a Time” actress’ ex-husband did not trust the validity and requested $50,000 for monthly spousal support.
Fortunately, she got all the divorce papers signed in the end, and she announced the pleasant news with a video showing her at the airport on her way to see her son, Wolfgang.
Bertinelli said in the clip, “My lawyer just called. The papers are all signed. They’re about to be filed.” And she proudly called the date, Tuesday, November 22, “the second best day of my life.”