Berlusconi's Mystery Girl Could Be His Kid

Divorce scandal gets even stranger with rumors flying
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2009 9:55 AM CDT
In this photo taken on Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 18-year-old Noemi Letizia poses in her home in Naples, Italy.   (AP Photo/Franco Castan?)
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(Newser) – Rumors are flying in Italy that the 18-year-old entangled in Silvio Berlusconi’s divorce drama—who calls him “Papi”—is his daughter, the New York Post reports. The prime minister sparked his wife’s ire by attending Noemi Letizia’s 18th birthday party and claims to be friends with her father, but an Italian journalist insists, “The father is no friend of Berlusconi”—and Letizia’s mother worked for Berlusconi 19 years ago.