According to Cheat Sheet, Valerie Bertinelli was only 20 years old when her relationship with Steven Spielberg began. In her memoir, “Losing It” (via Cheat Sheet), Bertinelli wrote that she met Spielberg when he was casting for his film “Raiders of the Lost Arc” and he asked her to read for the lead role. Betinelli knew she wasn’t right for the part, and soon it became clear that Spielberg had romantic motives for asking her to read. Per People, the actor received flowers from Spielberg the very next day when he officially asked her out. As Bertinelli wrote in her memoir, the two embarked on a whirlwind relationship, although she always knew it wouldn’t last. “We had too many differences, including age, career status and religion,” she wrote in her book (via Cheat Sheet). “I met his mother, and I knew he wasn’t going to marry someone who wasn’t Jewish.”
Bertinelli also revealed another huge reason for their breakup: Spielberg was not a fan of garlic. “One night, as we made pasta for dinner, I started to chop up garlic and Steven said, ‘No. Stop. No garlic,'” she wrote in “Losing It” (via Cheat Sheet). “I thought, ‘Are you kidding me? I can’t date a guy who won’t eat garlic.'” As of this writing, The Sun reports that Bertinelli is married to TV producer and financial planner, Tom Vitale. Let’s just hope he likes garlic.