Rue running half-marathon with Bertinelli

The stars have both lost weight with the help of U.S. diet firm Jenny Craig and have become spokespeople for the weight loss programme – and now they’re teaming up to take part in the upcoming 13.1-mile (21-kilometre) Napa to Sonoma challenge in California.

Eastwick actress Rue, who has lost 40 pounds (18.1 kilograms) so far on the healthy eating regime, tells, “I never thought I would take to running, but I did a 5K (five kilometre/3.1 mile run) recently and that went well. And I think I might be crazy, but my next goal is to do a half marathon with Valerie this summer.”

Bertinelli is an ideal training partner for Rue – Eddie Van Halen’s ex-wife ran in a half-marathon last summer (Jul09) and completed her first marathon in Boston, Massachusetts last month (Apr10), just days before she turned 50.