Veronica Lario

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Berlusconi to Pay Ex-Wife $48M a Year

Former Italian prime minister coughs up hefty alimony deal

(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'... More »

Berlusconi Loses $105M Villa in Divorce

Veronica Lario will take reduced alimony payment

(Newser) - Love hurts, but it's divorce that's pummeling Silvio Berlusconi's wallet, reports the Independent . He's agreed to fork over a $105 million villa that soon-to-be ex-wife Veronica Lario is extremely attached to, and she in return will settle for alimony much less than the $5.3 million a month she had... More »

Berlusconi's Wife: He's Ridiculous

(Newser) - Already ridiculed for sex scandals, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi now has to hear it from his estranged wife in a new book, reports the Guardian. Berlusconi is a "ridiculous figure before the world," said Veronica Lario, who filed for divorce in April. More »

'I Told the Truth': Berlusconi's Call Girl

(Newser) - Silvio Berlusconi's antics with models and call girls have threatened to derail his government, but the woman at the center of the sex-and-corruption scandal says she's seen it all before. "This is how Italy always works," Patrizia D’Addario tells the Financial Times. The hooker says she came... More »

'Showgirl' Crack Is Berlusconi's Latest Gaffe

Italian business leader disturbed at PM's characterization of her

(Newser) - Emma Marcegaglia runs Italy’s industrialist association and just might be the country’s most powerful woman. But that didn’t stop Silvio Berlusconi from likening her to a showgirl today, Reuters reports. Speaking to Marcegaglia’s organization, the gaffe-prone Italian premier recalled when “an usher told me a... More »

Stand By Your Man (So You Can Drag Him Through Mud)

Elizabeth Edwards exacted an 'exquisite' form of revenge against her cheating hubby

(Newser) - Veronica Lario, the scorned wife of Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, has much to learn from Elizabeth Edwards about revenge American style, Alessandra Stanley writes in the New York Times. When Lario filed for divorce and publicly griped about his caddish ways, Berlusconi just turned the tables by demanding a public... More »

Berlusconi Demands Apology From Wife

Lario slammed PM for surrounding himself 'with children'

(Newser) - Silvio Berlusconi is demanding an apology from his wife for her public complaints over the PM’s appreciation of young women, the Times of London reports. Berlusconi alleged that Veronica Lario had been “put up” to discredit him before June elections by his political enemies. Berlusconi said this marriage... More »

Flirty Berlusconi's Wife to Divorce Him

Has previously attacked his philandering

(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... More »

Berlusconis Row Over PM's Wandering Eye

Soap opera of feuding first couple grips Italy

(Newser) - Silvio Berlusconi's wife is taking her complaints of philandering and dishonesty to the press—and it's not the first time she's done so, the New York Times reports. The Italian first lady was angry that Berlusconi went to the 18th birthday party of a business associate's daughter, who has been... More »

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