Eddie Van Halen‘s son and the current bassist of Van Halen, Wolfgang posted a childhood photo with his grandmother on Instagram and responded to a fan’s question about his heritage revealing the Asian roots of his father.
The legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen has a son, Wolfgang Van Halen, from his previous marriage with the actress and chef Valerie Bertinelli. Wolfgang has been focusing on his solo project for a while now and sharing the hints of his upcoming album from time to time on social media platforms.
Recently on Instagram, Wolfgang posted a childhood photo with his grandmother, Mrs. Eugenia Van Halen, who sadly passed away in 2005, at the age of 91. On the caption of his post, Wolf mocked with the bowl cut hairstyle he had back then.
Here’s what Wolfgang Van Halen stated on the caption of his post:
“Rockin’ a bowl cut mullet with my Oma, Mrs. Eugenia Van Halen”
In the comment section of his post, a fan named Dave asked a question about Wolfgang’s heritage. As a response to the comment, Wolf revealed that his father Eddie Van Halen, who is known as a Dutch-born American, was also Indonesian on his mother’s side. Wolf stated in his comment that he was Dutch – Indonesian on his father’s side and Italian – English on his mother’s side.
Here’s how Wolfgang responded to the question about his roots:
“Dutch/Indonesian on my father’s side, Italian/English on my mother’s side.“
You can see the photo Wolfgang Van Halen posted on his Instagram account below.