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Berlusconi and second wife Lario finalize divorce

Alimony dispute continues between ex-premier and ex-spouse

18 February, 20:22
Berlusconi and second wife Lario finalize divorce (ANSA) - Monza, February 18 - A court in the northern city of Monza on Tuesday finalized the divorce between former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and his second wife Veronica Lario.

Berlusconi, 77, is engaged to Naples-born Francesca Pascale, a woman almost 50 years his junior who he announced in 2012 that he intends to wed.

It would be his third marriage.

Lario left Berlusconi after he attended the 18th birthday party of an aspiring starlet in Naples in 2009, accusing him of consorting with minors.

Berlusconi and former actress Lario married in 1990 and had three children together.

The media tycoon has two other children, both executives in his business empire, from a previous marriage.

The completion of the divorce will not end a dispute over Berlusconi's alimony payments to Lario.

Last year the ex-premier managed to get her monthly alimony reduced to 1.4 million euros from a previous award of three million per month set in December 2012, but the case has not been definitively resolved.

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