Valerie Bertinelli, 63, Shows Pics of Her ‘Overweight’ Body in a Swimsuit, Sparking an Online Stir

Valerie Bertinelli recently shared a photo of herself in a swimsuit and shared her firm views on her body and self-confidence. Since she shared the image, her followers have weighed in.


Valerie Bertinelli, at 63, shared a throwback photo of herself in a swimsuit from 2014 on social media, accompanied by the caption stating, “This is a 150lb body on a 5’4 frame. […] This is considered overweight.” This post has ignited a flurry of support and admiration online.

One follower stated: “Aging strong not skinny is where it’s at!” Bertinelli’s openness about her body image, even looking back, has elicited responses ranging from “you’re so real” to exclamations of surprise and appreciation: “Oh my goodness,” “I am beyond speechless,” and “You look better than a model.”

Reflecting on her journey, Bertinelli recounted a pivotal moment years ago. As she contemplated her perennial goal to lose “the same 10 lbs. I had been trying to lose for the past forty years,” she experienced a profound shift in perspective. One morning, as she stepped onto her scale, she knew she could no longer keep the habit.

This introspection led Bertinelli, a renowned star and Food Network host, to a significant realization about self-worth and the futility of tying it to the scale. The passing of her ex-husband, Eddie Van Halen, in October 2020 further catalyzed her reflection on what truly matters in life — a narrative she explores in her memoir, “Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I Am Today.”

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