Valerie Bertinelli just entered her sixth decade, but she certainly doesn't feel it. The actress - who just became engaged to boyfriend Tom Vitale, sat down with AARP Magazine to chat about getting older, as well as planning a wedding later in life.
"Marriage at this age is so much different than when I was first married at 20. I feel incredibly lucky because here I am [at] 50 and I feel like I really am in the prime of my life," she told the news outlet.
Bertinelli shot to fame on the hit sitcom One Day at a Time, and later married and divorced rocker Eddie Van Halen.
The ex-spouses are parents to son Wolfgang, who is 19 years old.
Bertinelli also recently made headlines as the new Jenny Craig spokeswoman, which helped her shed 50 pounds. Still, the woman credits her seniority as the root of her happiness.
"You know what's so great about being this age?" Bertinelli says. "We're smarter. And we're not too old to grow.
Bertinelli has been cast in the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland, which will also star active living senior Betty White.