Many would say actress Valerie Bertinelli has lived a fairy tale life. We fell in love with her on the long-running hit television series One Day at a Time. Later in life she married a rock star, had a kid and was living it up as one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood. But behind the scenes Valerie's marriage was falling apart and her weight seemed to be a losing battle.
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Now in her 50's, Valerie is living large...well not LARGE...actually she's quite thin. She shed fifty pounds and her second act is looking to be even brighter than her first. "I feel incredibly lucky because here I am, fifty, and I feel like I really am in the prime of my life,"she says. "This is where all the good stuff is happening for me."