The Television Icon Spoke to Ladies’ Home Journal about Success and Failure, Love and Loss, Her New Book and Her New Body Roberta Caploe, Executive Editor, Ladies’ Home Journal At an early age, Valerie Bertinelli took on the role of teen star in the sitcom “One Day at a Time” catching the eye of admiring fans and swooning teenaged boys, before she was even old enough to date. But, the challenges she’s faced and overcome since then have solidified her role as “survivor” in entertainment lore. And it’s those challenges that make her relatable to so many women. She’s led a charmed life, but it hasn’t made her immune to many struggles that face all women. Now, after years battling binge eating, low self-esteem, and her rock star husband’s alcohol and drug abuse, Bertinelli reveals how she finally gained control of her weight and her life. As a single mom, she’s found a way to be there for her son, while caring for herself and sustaining a new relationship. Bertinelli signed on to represent Jenny Craig, and publicly chronicle her weight loss journey. The nation watched as a star was reborn, with a new body and a new outlook. In an exclusive interview in the April issue of Ladies’ Home Journal, Valerie Bertinelli and her new beau, investment banker Tom Vitale, talks about the challenges she’s faces, the scrutiny under which she’s been placed for the better part of her life, her triumphs and her foibles. For the first time, she reveals all, including details about her recent divorce, binge eating, drugs, alcohol and rock and roll, in a new book called Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time. Executive Editor of Ladies Home Journal, Roberta Caploe is available to talk about the Bertinelli interview and the actresss transformative experience. About Roberta Caploe: Roberta Caploe was named Executive Editor of Ladies’ Home Journal in August 2002. Previously, Caploe served as Editor-in-Chief of the Youth Entertainment Group at Primedia, Inc., where she was responsible for re-branding and rejuvenating magazines such as Tiger Beat, Bop, Teen Beat and 16. She was a regular correspondent on E! Entertainment’s Gossip Show. This interview is sponsored by Jenny Craig.