Valerie Bertinelli’s Husband Tom Vitale Biography

You may see him on the esteemed The New You show, but Tom Vitale is not just a TV personality. He is also a very successful financial planner who specializes in working with men and women who are generating high incomes. Tom’s career in public service goes back to 2002 when he was appointed by Governor George Pataki to be chairman of New York’s Commission on Broadband. But let’s get back to the present for this profile of Tom Vitale.

Tom Vitale’s Biography

Growing up, Tom Vitale was a great student, never skipping a day of school, except for taking a day off to celebrate his sister’s birth. His parents, Frank and Annie, were successful at their jobs and Tom went to a lot of sports camps because they lived in New Jersey, but when he was old enough, he would live in California. One thing his parents emphasized to him was that he should focus on education, so he would later go to a private boarding school for high school where he graduated high school at 15. He went on to attend the University of California at Berkeley where he majored in political science, but once he graduated, he decided to pursue a career in acting.

Who is Tom Vitale?

Tom is the co-founder of NuVision Financial, a financial planning firm. According to CNBC, Tom is married to Valerie Bertinelli, the former star of the ABC sitcom Valerie, which ran for three seasons from 1993-96. Their two daughters are Sabrina, age 12, and Lucinda, age 11.

Here is Tom’s LinkedIn profile which describes his education and professional background:

I am a certified financial planner who specializes in working with men and women who are generating high incomes. Tom Vitale holds a B.S. degree from the State University of New York College at Brockport, NY. I am a CPA and a Chartered Financial Consultant®. I have a diverse range of experience working in the securities and insurance industries. I’m a licensed stockbroker and an active investor.

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The New You Show

The New You Show is an entertainment talk show focusing on real-life personal finance and pop culture. Tom Vitale is a “strategist” for this show, meaning he provides an objective and can relate to viewers’ and guests’ real financial dilemmas. So that gives him a lot of credibilities!

Tom’s clients call him in to give advice on all sorts of situations including how to deal with partners, getting past the divorce lawyer’s doors, and how to deal with a spouse’s infidelity. Tom’s husband, Valerie Bertinelli, also appears on The New You Show. According to A Reader’s Digest article about The New You Show, Tom and Valerie “aren’t expecting an inordinate amount of time to be devoted to their relationship on the show.

Tom Vitale’s relationship with Valerie Bertinelli

Tom Vitale’s relationship with Valerie Bertinelli

“It is an absolute dream to be married to Valerie,” Tom said in a 2014 interview. “She’s amazing.” Tom, 50, and Valerie, 54, are more than friends, the couple says. They met when Tom was doing some work on Valerie’s stage company, he told the Daily Mail. “We met, fell in love and dated. She is beautiful. She’s sexy and sassy, and has a great brain on her,” Tom added.

Valerie’s reaction to Tom’s newfound fame

When Tom’s show premiered, she thought it would be a huge hit. “I couldn’t believe it. I thought it was going to be like all the others, that it would only last three or four months. I thought, ‘This is so good. You are on every single day, and people are responding to it,’” Valerie told the New York Times.

Working with high earners

Bertinelli’s husband, Tom Vitale, was a financial planner at Edward Jones for 26 years. Tom took a step back in 2009 and then moved to have his own business, which specializes in working with people who earn high incomes. He explained to TMZ, “Working with people in the high six-figure range has been most rewarding and satisfying.”

The couple met in 1996 on a blind date arranged by friend and co-worker, Beth Morgan. Tom described his relationship with Bertinelli as a “love story,” but admitted that the age difference was a hindrance to them finding common ground. Tom Vitale is 45 years old and Valerie Bertinelli is 46.

Tom’s predilection for a younger woman

At age 19, Bertinelli was a young working woman working in Las Vegas.

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