ET's own Nancy O'Dell cozied up to the SAG-nominated cast of TV Land's "Hot in Cleveland," and the ladies were abuzz about co-star Valerie Bertinelli's New Year's Day nuptials with Tom Vitale!
"I feel naked without my ring on right now because I have to be in character!" laughs Valerie in her first TV interview since her wedding. "It's always about, 'Where's Tom, where's Tom?' I come on the set, they're [like], 'Is Tom with you?' They like Tom more than me."
"We feel very hopeful about this one," jokes co-star Wendie Malick, who says that Valerie was able to keep the wedding a secret, "Right up until the moment." Thinking that she was attending a New Year's Day party, Wendie says, "I got there and I realized something was afoot. She was a gorgeous bride. We were very proud of our sister."
"We were very proud of you," agrees co-star Jane Leeves.
"Okay, enough about that – 'Hot in Cleveland!'" says Valerie, trying to change the subject. "I'm starting to blush."
So, where was Nancy's invitation?
"We had to keep it down to 99 or the fire department wasn't going to let us hold it. I'm serious!" says Valerie. "They were going to make us pull a permit if we didn't keep it under a certain level. … I would have [invited], like, everybody if I could have. I would have done it here if I could have!"
As for Valerie's beautiful blue dress, Valerie says, "David Meister came up with a gorgeous dress for me and I will forever be indebted to him."
"It was the most astonishing thing," says Wendie. "She truly matched the sky. It was the perfect, perfect evening."
"I didn't feel appropriate wearing white, because of the old, you know, whatever," says Valerie, trailing off strategically.
"You've been there quite a few times," jokes Wendie, and everyone shares in the laughter.
Of their wedding song, "At Last," Valerie says, "It's just a very romantic song and I love Etta James."
The "Hot in Cleveland" ladies have been celebrating their recent nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, to be held January 30, but no one knows what they'll be wearing yet.
"I'll introduce you all to David Meister. He'll take care of all of us," plugs Valerie.
"I've been around so long, when I have to do something like that I go waaay in the [back of the wardrobe closet]," jokes co-star Betty White. "I look through all the old war horses that I've got at home, and they say, 'And who designed it?' and I say, 'Well, I got it at a little shop called the back of my closet."
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