Instagram Is Applauding This Valerie Bertinelli '90s Throwback Clip

Some people have a charisma that lights up a room. From her Instagram account to her television appearances, Valerie Bertinelli welcomes people with her vibrant personality. That blend of approachability and familiarity makes it feel as if people are interacting with an old friend. Recently, Bertinelli posted a 1991 appearance on the Arsenio Hall show on Instagram. While some people might not remember the Emmy nominated television mini-series, "In a Child's Name," Bertinelli's comments about the importance of being a strong advocate ring true, regardless of people recalling the real-life tragic story. 

For those unfamiliar, the Emmy nominated "In a Child's Name," tells the "true story about a woman who fights her brother-in-law's parents for custody of her deceased sister's baby upon learning that her brother-in-law murdered her sister." (via IMDB) In the Instagram clip, Bertinelli doesn't mince words about the need for judicial change, her desire to make the world a better place for her child, and imploring people to vote. 

While Bertinelli might have used the term "spicy" in her caption, the description might be a polite way to re-categorize her emotions of anger, dismay, and frustration at the situation. Many fans applauded her statements, writing, "U believe in what's right and you def don't hold back" (@mannygonzalez70) and "Self-confident and strong! Speak your truth!" (@liveinbrillance). Although this clip might be 20 years old, the status quo on the importance of being a vocal advocate for change continues to be a "spicy" topic.

Why is Valerie Bertinelli posting so many throwbacks on Instagram?

Scrolling through Valerie Bertinelli's Instagram account is usually a combination of food posts, mom brags, and a few cat sightings. Recently, she has been sprinkling a few 90s throwback photos and video clips into the mix. While many people are appreciating that sense of nostalgia, it begs the question, why now?

In January 2022, her book, "Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I Am Today," will be available. While Bertinelli has shared some emotional posts on Instagram regarding her journey while writing this book, many people are counting the days to read the words and wisdom that her story has to tell. As noted in People, Bertinelli believes that "life is a gift and too short to waste." By sharing her own story, the book looks to shed a light on topics that are relatable to many people. From food struggles to being too hard on herself, the spotlight of stardom does not push those difficulties into the shadows. Although she might not have the perfect answer to every obstacle, the hope is to encourage others to find the ingredients that foster a sense of joy in life.

For now, many people are enjoying those throwback photos with a dash of recipes and mom brags. And, maybe that look back is a good reminder that "we'll just take it like it comes," one day at a time.