Valerie Bertinelli is sadly bidding goodbye to one of her greatest joys — her Food Network cooking show “Valerie’s Home Cooking.”
The cooking series first premiered in August 2015 and is now ending. Bertinelli announced the show’s final season on Saturday, April 8, while confirming the news of the program’s conclusion with heartfelt appreciation for her team and viewers for contributing to its success.
Valerie Bertinelli Will Miss ‘Valerie’s Home Cooking’ After Last Run In Fourteenth Season
“Valerie’s Home Cooking” is one of the best things that has happened to Bertinelli, and she could not disguise her distress in seeing the show end after airing for fourteen seasons.
She updated her followers about the program getting canceled by Food Network in an Instagram reel, revealing it happened almost a year ago. “Good morning, I got some good news, and I got some bad news.,” the SAG Award nominee began in the clip before divulging details.
She mentioned that the good news was season 14 of “Valerie’s Home Cooking” would start airing all new the following day at noon, while the bad news was it was the final season.
“Food Network canceled us last summer, and I have no idea why,” Bertinelli continued. “I didn’t say anything last summer because I was hoping they would change their mind, but they have not, so this is it. This is the final season.”
She further expressed love for creating the show, calling it “a dream come true,” with every “single part of it” bringing her “so much joy.” At the end of the reel, the 62-year-old sent love to everyone in production before conveying her hopes that the audience would love the final season as every single episode was made with love.
As for the caption, she reiterated the news of the end of her “sweet little show” and admitted that she would miss it, ending with thanks to fans for watching. As expected, many reacted with supportive words, including one who declared love for “Valerie’s Home Cooking” while disregarding every other Food Network show.
A second commenter promised to watch and enjoy every episode of the show’s 14th season and keep an eye on Bertinelli wherever her career and life took her.
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Similarly, another fan praised the Delaware native’s cooking on the program before confessing that they would “savor this last season” and miss the show. “I will miss watching you,” a supporter penned. “Hope your leaving is your choice and not the networks. Not pleased with them as it is. Enjoy your life and hope to get to do everything that was on hold before.”
A fifth follower prayed to Bertinelli by declaring that another door would open for her soon as everything was happening as it was meant to. Although the series’ conclusion may not be the best news, fans would recall a more heartening update that the actress recently shared via a post on Instagram.
She shared a lengthy declaration about life, beginning with how much people learn whenever they go through a storm which she could relate to, given her divorce from Tom Vitale.
The “One Day at a Time” star got through the emotional challenges following the separation prompting her to call herself her “knight in shining armor.” She then revealed that last year was the highest of her worst, but she would take “all the bad and sh*t” from that year because she felt 2023 would be her best year.
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Since the year began, Bertinelli has been all about self-love and healing, which she consistently documents on social media. One such time which The Blast reported was in early February when she shared the Instagram video with the caption “healing after living thru hell” before showing more words describing her past emotions.
The emotions included “fear, self-doubt, and shame,” which the “Touched by an Angel” actress passed over before beaming brightly at the statement, “truly loving myself for the first time at 62.” In the comments, admirers were proud of her self-development as some lauded her for being honest, and others shared similar experiences.
One fan remarked, “Strong. Confident. Able to fully accept and grow from the hardest times. So freaking honored to watch you on this journey,”