Sammy said Eddie didn't make things much easier: "Once Valerie [Bertinelli] had split, he didn't take care of himself. He's not that kind of guy." Sammy said he was comfortable discussing Eddie's state because his book made the chances of a reunion "on a scale of 0 - 100, about seven below zero." Still, Sammy said Eddie was obviously better of late: "He looks great. He's got his teeth back in. He's got, you know, his hair was short. He had color. He gained a few pounds. That always means he's on the wagon. The skinnier he is, he's drinking."