Valerie Bertinelli’s estranged husband Tom Vitale has started a new job as he battles it out with his ex over money and their prenuptial agreement.
Vitale was spotted on his first day on the job at a post office in LA on July 9. He reportedly makes $16 an hour.
He wore a burgundy staff polo shirt, jeans, and sneakers.
Valerie Bertinelli’s estranged husband Tom Vitale was spotted on his first day working at a post office in LA earlier this month
Vitale appeared in high spirits as he stepped outside of the business center with a smile on his face.
He was seen attaching the American flag to the side of the building before returning inside.
The office provides an array of services, including shipping, printing, and mailbox rental.
Vitale was married to Bertinelli for over 10 years before the actress filed for separation from him in November 2021, stating ‘irreconcilable differences.’ She filed for divorce in May.
It was recently revealed in a court filing obtained by RadarOnline that Vitale started working at the post office this month, where he makes $16 an hour.
Vitale was spotted on his first day at the Postal Annex, a business service center, on July 9
Hard at work: Vitale adjusted the flag pole before heading back inside
Even though they already have a prenuptial agreement in place, Tom has requested $50,000 a month from Bertinelli in spousal support. He has also asked for another $200k in order to pay for his legal fees and to hire a forensic accountant.
Vitale, who works in finance, also asked the court in June to stop Bertinelli from asking for spousal support and to review the prenuptial agreement they agreed to in December 2010, prior to their 2011 wedding, People reported.
Bertinelli has since responded to his challenge of their prenuptial agreement, and has asked for a separate trial regarding their prenup which could stall their divorce proceedings, according to People.
Despite a prenuptial agreement already being in place, Tom requested $50,000 a month from Bertinelli in spousal support. He has also asked for another $200k in order to pay for his legal fees and to hire a forensic accountant
The actress has maintained that their prenup has a ‘waiver of temporary and permanent spousal support.’
Valerie filed a 13-page request to bifurcate her marital status from financial issues in her and Vitale’s divorce, according to court records obtained by People.
The docs reportedly explaining that Bertinelli hopes for ‘an early and separate trial on the issue of validity of Premarital Agreement.’
And if it moved forward, the divorce dates would be delayed until validity is determined.
He was seen attaching the American flag to the side of the building before returning inside
Bertinelli’s lawyers have argued that bifurcation could ‘assist the parties to achieve settlement of remaining issues.’
Valerie and Tom’s split has not been easy.
In her book Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I Am Today, Bertinelli described her parting from Vitale as slow and painful.
‘We have drifted from the interests that made us a couple and found that those differences can’t be fixed,’ she said.
‘He is a good man who is going through many of the same issues that I have faced: What can he do to add meaning and purpose to his life?
‘Where can he find joy? What is he passionate about? What has he learned? And what does he do differently going forward? The paths we thought we were on changed.’
Bertinelli had previously been wed to late rock legend Eddie Van Halen between 1981-2007, and they are parents to musician son Wolfgang Van Halen, 31.
The legendary guitar player died at 65 in October 2020 following a stroke and longtime cancer battle.
The Touched By An Angel actress and Vitale married on New Year’s Day 2011 at their Malibu, California residence after dating for years