Details On Legendary Guitarist Eddie Van Halen's Relationship With His Wife, Janie Liszewski

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Janie Liszewski and Eddie Van Halen

Legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen passed away on Oct. 6, 2020, after a five-year battle with throat cancer. He was 65 years old.

Van Halen is survived by his wife, Janie Liszewsk, and his son, Wolfgang.

Sources say that the rock star passed away at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica and was surrounded by Liszweski and Wolfgang, along with his brother, Alex.

Eddie Van Halen will remain a household name in the music industry for decades to come, and while the musician had his ups and downs during his life, one thing remained constant in recent years: the support of his wife, Janie Liszewski.

Who is Eddie Van Halen’s wife, Janie Liszewski?

Janie Liszewski was born in 1970 in Pennsylvania and is an actress and stuntwoman who eventually became Van Halen’s publicist in 2007.

She has nearly twenty credited stuntwoman roles in various films, including "Havoc," "Cursed," "CSI: Miami," "Spider-Man 2," "Mulholland Drive," "Along Came Polly," "From Dusk Til Dawn," "Bubble Boy," "Looney Tunes: Back in Action," and "The Wedding Planner." 

After she was done with her extensive stunt work, she went onto discover the magical world of public relations, ballroom dancing, and other activities. She even operated and owned her own public relations agency High Profile Media.

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How did Eddie Van Halen meet Janie Liszewski?

Van Halen and Janie Liszewski met in 2006 when she became his publicist.

They began dating shortly after.

Van Halen proposed to Lisewski on October 6, 2008, after a couple of years of dating, and the pair tied the knot in a ceremony at his Studio City, California estate on June 27, 2009. His son Wolfgang served as his best man, and Liszewski walked down the aisle to a string quartet version of Van Halen’s own song, “When It’s Love,” accompanied by her 15-year-old Pomeranian.

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There was a non-alcoholic bar at the reception, as Eddie Van Halen battled alcoholism and drug abuse for most of his life prior to marrying Liszewski.

“I was an alcoholic, and I needed alcohol to function,” he said in a 2015 interview. “I started drinking and smoking when I was 12. I got drunk before I’d show up to high school. My ninth-grade science teacher, he could smell the alcohol, and he told me, ‘Don’t drink anything you can’t see through.’ And I was like, ‘So, vodka?’ And he said yeah. Which was great, because that was my drink. I’m not blaming my father at all, but he was an alcoholic, too. So in our household, it was normal.”

“But it never affected his work, although I guess it didn’t affect my work, either,” he added. “Around 2004, I suppose I became a very angry drunk.”

Van Halen entered rehab in 2007 and had remained sober ever since.

Do Janie Liszewski and Eddie Van Halen have kids?

Van Halen and Liszewski do not have any children together; however, Van Halen has a 29-year-old son, Wolfgang, who he shares with his first wife actress Valerie Bertinelli whom he divorced in 2007, but remained friends with. Wolfgang is also the bassist in his band. 

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“I can’t believe I have to write this,” his son posted on Twitter shortly after his death. “But my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has lost his long and arduous battle with cancer this morning. He was the best father I could ever ask for. Every moment I’ve shared with him on stage and off stage was a gift. My heart is broken and I don’t think I’ll ever fully recover from this loss. I love you so much, pop."

Janie Liszewski posted a tribute to her husband.

A day after Eddie Van Halen passed away after his battle with cancer Janie posted a picture to her social media of the two on the beach with the caption:

"My heart and soul have been shattered into a million pieces. I never knew it was possible to cry so many tears or feel such incredible sadness. Our journey together has not always been an easy one but in the end and always we have a connection and love that will always be. Saying goodbye is the hardest thing I have ever had to do so instead I say so long, I will see you again soon in a place with no pain or sorrow."

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