Berlusconi’s expensive divorce

Ex-Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi with his second wife Veronica Lario, above, who has won E3m (£2.5m) a month in a divorce settlement, reports say.

But he gets to keep their estate, the Corriere della Sera newspaper said. The paperwork was filed on Christmas Day at Milan’s tribunal.

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Ms Lario announced she was divorcing the billionaire media mogul in 2009, citing his presence at the 18th birthday party of a Naples girl and his fondness for younger women.

The couple met in a dressing room in 1980 after Mr Berlusconi saw Ms Lario perform in a Milan theatre, were married in 1990 and have three grown children. He has two children from his first marriage.

At the moment. the 76-year-old Mr Berlusconi is dating a woman nearly 50 years his junior.