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Berlusconi must pay wife €3 million a month alimony

The former prime minister of Italy will have to pay his ex-wife €100,000 a day as part of a legal separation settlement.

Image: AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito, File

AN ITALIAN COURT has ordered Silvio Berlusconi to pay his second wife €3 million a month alimony as part of a legal separation settlement opening the way for their divorce, media reports in Italy have said.

Veronica Lario filed for divorce in 2009 after revelations that Berlusconi, notorious for his dalliances with other women, had attended the 18th birthday party of an aspiring blond model who called him “Daddy.”

She described Berlusconi as “a dragon to whom young virgins offer themselves,” accused him of being “unwell” and said she could not stay with a man “who frequents minors.”

Under Italian law, married couples have to wait at least three years to divorce once a legal separation settlement has been established.

Lario, 56, had three children with Italy’s former prime minister.

While the former actress – who first met Berlusconi in a theatre dressing room in 1980 –  will net €100,000 a day in alimony, the court ruled that the estate should go to the media magnate.

The 76-year-old is currently dating a television starlet nearly 50 years younger than him.

– © AFP, 2012

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