Flirty Berlusconi's Wife to Divorce Him

Has previously attacked his philandering
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 3, 2009 10:23 AM CDT
A man looks at an artwork by Filippo Panseca depicting Silvio Berlusconi with a giant pair of wings and little else, with an equally topless female minister in a museum, April 21, 2009.   (AP Photo/Italo Banchero)
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(Newser) – Reports of Silvio Berlusconi attending an 18-year-old woman's birthday party proved too much for the missus, and the BBC says Veronica Lario will file for divorce from the faux pas-ridden Italian PM. "That's enough," Lario said in Italian reports. "I cannot remain with a man who consorts with minors." She has previously slammed his flirtatious ways, and he publicly apologized to her 2 years ago.

She also blasted her husband for backing a batch of inexperienced women candidates easy on the eyes for European elections, calling the idea “shameless rubbish" meant "for the entertainment of the emperor.” The PM held that “we want to renew our political class with people who are cultured and well prepared.” Married 19 years, the couple have three children, the BBC notes.