No, you aren’t the only one speechless.
The divorce of Italy’s former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and his second wife Veronica Lario recently became final and an Italian paper has all the final details. According to the NY Daily News, Berlusconi will pay Lario $4 million per month in alimony. He gets to keep the estate.
Now for the record, Berlusconi is a billionaire media tycoon and this year, he was named Forbes’ sixth wealthiest man in Italy with a net worth of $5.9 billion and probably still growing). So he certainly has the means to cut this type of a check every month but this is certainly a wallop of a hit!
Berlusconi and Lario were married in 1990 and married for 19 years when Lario announced she was divorcing Berlusconi in 2009. She cited his presence at an 18 year old girl’s birthday party as her primary reason for the divorce. She also stated that, in general, he has a “fondness” for young girls. The couple has three adult children (sidenote: all of whom were born while he was still married to his first wife…messy).
So far, no comments have been made by Lario, Berlusconi or their respective lawyers. But really, what is there to say?
By the way, Berlusconi is 76 years old and is currently dating a woman who is almost 50 years younger than him. Wow.