Forget losing weight. Actress Valerie Bertinelli gained a husband Saturday, marrying longtime beau Tom VItale in Malibu. The “Hot in Cleveland” star, 50, and financial planner, 49, surprised family and friends with a “special” New Year’s Day party highlighted by wedding vows. With Vitale tearing up while Bertinelli cracking one-liners, the two exchanged I Do’s against a spectacular sunset over the Pacific. Guests included Bertinelli’s and Vitale’s family, her former husband, rocker Eddie Van Halen,”Hot in Cleveland” co-stars Jane Leeves and Wendy Malick, plus former ‘One Day at a Time’ stars Pat Harrington and Mackenzie Phillips. “We’re so happy,” Bertinelli told People magazine. Before dining on lobster and beef tenderloin, the newlyweds, who celebrated Bertinelli’s 50th birthday last year by running the Boston marathon, were toasted with champagne and then danced to Elton John’s classic “Your Song.” The night, in addition to being “a little bit funny,’ was extremely sweet.
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