At his wedding, Wolfgang Van Halen pays tribute to his late father Eddie

The late guitarist Eddie Van Halen’s sole kid with actress Valerie Bertinelli, Wolfgang Van Halen, is a married man. On Sunday, October 15, Wolfgang wed Andraia Allsop, his lifelong partner, according to an exclusive article in People. There were roughly 90 guests present for the ceremony, which was held at their Los Angeles home. The couple’s first date was in 2015, which was the seventh anniversary of the wedding. A song that his late father, who passed away from lung cancer at age 65 in 2020, created specifically for him, was played as Wolfgang and his mother made their way down the aisle. It’s an instrumental tune called “316” that my father had written for me, Wolfgang revealed to People magazine before of the wedding. It will be a good way to involve my dad, I think. Meanwhile, “Everybody Loves Somebody” by Dean Martin played as the bride and her father walked down the aisle.’Oh, that’s a beautiful tune,’ I thought as Dean Martin is one of my favorite performers.

Allsop said to People, “I need a Dean Martin song. The necklace that Allsop is wearing was a gift from the guitarist Eddie Van Halen, according to Bertinelli, who was married to him from 1981 until 2007. Additionally, Bertinelli stated that Wolfgang’s father would have been ecstatic for his son. The woman went on to say that Ed “would’ve been absolutely beaming and so, so proud of the man Wolfie has become and is becoming, and so happy that he has found Andraia, someone who really understands Wolfie, who he is and who he wants to be, and supports him wholeheartedly.” Other memorials for Wolfgang’s father were also included in the celebration. One thing that Allsop truly desired, she said before the ceremony, “was a way to bring Wolf’s dad into it.

At the ceremony, there will be a chair that is vacant but was intended for him. Additionally, she said that she produced tiny handcrafted “memory charms with a picture of Wolfie and his dad on it” to go with boutonnieres, corsages, and bouquets so that people might be reminded of Eddie “throughout the day.” Wolfgang said that when he first emailed Allsop to ask her out, he was really on tour with Van Halen (he played bass with the band from 2007 until 2020). “I received a message from her when I woke up in Denver. The hotel room I was in is exactly what I can recall. It happened on the final Van Halen tour, Wolfang recalled. “I received my first text message from her on the day off before we played Red Rocks [amphitheater] and it was like, Oh my gosh.” Mammoth II, the second album by Wolfgang’s own group, Mammoth WVH, was released in August. On November 3, the group will begin a fall U.S. tour in support of the album.

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