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Valerie Bertinelli’s latest throwback oozes ’80s nostalgia.
In it, she poses in a black leotard.
Fans loved the blast from the past.
Long before Valerie Bertinelli’s mouth-watering recipes graced the pages of your favorite cooking magazines, the young actress—catapulted by soap opera fame and her rockstar ex-husband, Eddie Van Halen—stole readers’ hearts from glossy centerfolds. In a recent Instagram, the 63-year-old shared a throwback photo from one of those shoots, in which she wore a black leotard and posed with her hand in her coiffed (presumably ’80s) hair.
She captioned the post with a simple hashtag and kiss emoji: “💋 #waybackwednesday.” Fans loved the blast from the past. “Gorgeous then and now. ❤️” one person commented. “I grew up right alongside you! So nice to reminisce on the nostalgia of it all, and so nice to see the wonderful person you are today!” another added. “Valerie you’re timeless. ❤️💐,” someone else wrote. When another asked how old she was in the shot, the Food Network star responded jokingly: “Early 20s or it was the early 1920s I don’t remember which 😛.”
Some might consider their 20s their “prime,” but at 63, Bertinelli is currently living in hers. She recently celebrated her birthday and shared the immense gratitude and love she felt for meeting the milestone.
“I am so over the moon grateful on my birthday this year! 🙏🏻🤍,” she captioned an Instagram video honoring the occasion. “I have survived the hardest six years of my life and now I’m in Amsterdam (one of my favorite places on earth with sweet special memories ) And on Thursday, I get to watch my son open for Metallica! 🤘🏻🎤 🎸 Life is good. ✨” She chose the song “Grateful” by Connor Price as a backtrack, which sings: “Yeah, I woke up feeling grateful, thankful. Everything that I prayed for, came, so I be feeling so grateful.”
Bertinelli shares photos from her past often, whether they’re from vintage shoots or her family’s photo archives. In another throwback, she shared a snap from a 2009 shoot with Ladies’ Home Journal in which she lays in the sand, her matching, beige-colored clothing splashed with water, and her long waves tangled and damp. She jokingly captioned the post: “‘washed up actress’😜.”
If one thing’s for sure, Bertinelli has been through a lot in her life, but she’s always done her best to stay positive and maintain a sense of humor. That’s why we love her throwback posts—her perspective on the past, be it happy or not-so-happy memories—is always refreshing.
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