Eddie Van Halen’s son Wolf blasts US for running old interview with his mom

Many of us are still a little rattled by the death of Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen. He was so incredibly talented and although we all knew he had not lived the cleanest life, he was, seemingly, a pretty decent guy. His biggest struggle, besides cigarettes, was drug and alcohol dependencies that took a toll on his marriage to his first wife, Valerie Bertinelli. Eddie had been married to Janie Liszewski 11 years at the time of his death, and Valerie and Eddie were successful coparents to their son, Wolf (short for Wolfgang). Valerie was there with Janie and Wolf to say goodbye when Eddie passed.

The reason I’m bringing this up is because Us magazine ran a cover last week with Valerie on the cover alongside the headline Love, Loss & Staying Strong. The bylines promised the “secrets of her dangerous marriage to Eddie Van Halen.” Wolf, who has been staying off social media as he deals with his loss, broke his silence to call the magazine out for running old quotes from Valerie and passing them off as a new interview:

Eddie hasn’t even been gone for a full month yet. Wolf was the one to break the news to the world. And remember, they were more than just family, Wolf took over as Van Halen bassist for Michael Anthony in the band in 2006. Something like this magazine cover is a double whammy for Wolf because it speaks poorly of his recently deceased father, but it also makes his mother look like and opportunist trying to cash in on a relationship that ended 13 years ago.

Unfortunately, this came on the heels of Wolf fending off another rumor that also got ugly quickly. Soon after Eddie’s death, his manager confirmed that they had been very close to a reunion tour with the original four VH members. They’d even lined up special guests on certain stops like Metallica and Foo Fighters. What ultimately blocked the plans was Eddie’s health. When he died, fans stared new rumors that a reunion would happen with former VH singer Sammy Hagar and Wolf stepping into his father’s guitar shoes. They added some celestial embellishments like his father’s deathbed blessing to both his brother Alex and Wolf. Wolf quelled those rumors because, frankly, they were hurting the people who read them:

And in response, Eddie’s fans called his son an idiot and told him they really only cared about the other band members anyway:

People will never cease to amaze me, this is terrible. Poor Wolf, he’s working through so much and doesn’t need this added stress.



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  1. MissMarierose says:

    What a shame he has to deal with this after losing his father. People are just unfathomably cruel.

  2. FHMom says:

    Eddie looks so freaking cute in that selfie. Poor Wolf. Stay strong.

  3. Esmom says:

    How awful. Every day I see new evidence of just how terrible humans are. Social media has amplified to such an insane degree.

  4. kelleybelle says:

    I’m so glad he called out US for the sh*trag it is. They continually lie about Meghan and Harry too. Also love people who actually say, “Your an idiot,” lol.

  5. mellie says:

    He probably should get off social media for a few months, I know he’s trying to help his family, but people are so brave and such a-holes behind a screen….they have zero ethics, obviously seeing some of these posts, this is detrimental to his mental health. You cannot reason with such cruel humans, they have no feelings.

  6. MerlinsMom1018 says:

    Wolf looks like his Mama, (in my opinion) but he’s got his Dad’s mischievous smile…
    People are absolute toilet trolls

  7. Jessica says:

    Oof, he’s fat!