Berlusconi to Pay Ex-Wife $48M a Year
Former Italian prime minister coughs up hefty alimony deal
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 28, 2012 3:50 PM CST
In this 2004 file photo, Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi and then-wife Veronica Lario are seen in a file photo.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

(Newser) – The good news for Silvio Berlusconi is that he gets to keep the $100 million villa. The bad news is that he has to pay ex-wife Veronica Lario $48 million a year in alimony, reports the BBC. The former Italian prime minister reached a settlement with Lario this week. It's steep, but Forbes has pegged the media tycoon's worth at $6 billion. Lario left Berlusconi in 2009 when he was spotted in the company of an 18-year-old model. Today, the 76-year-old is engaged to an older woman—she's only 50 years his junior.

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Drewzy
Dec 29, 2012 1:48 PM CST
Wow!!! She just got lot better looking! Is there such a thing as a women who gets 4 million a month who is unattractive???
HANKHILL
Dec 29, 2012 8:00 AM CST
hey veronica now you can come live with me!!!!!!!!!! see you soon!
InferiorToYou
Dec 29, 2012 7:40 AM CST
Another 150 wives and he is dead broke