Berlusconi’s Ex to Get $48M a Year

    Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi gestures as he attends the presentation of the  book "The big cheat" by former Minister of Public Administration and Innovation Renato Brunetta in downtown Rome on September 27, 2012.  AFP PHOTO/ Filippo MONTEFORTE        (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Even with a multimillion-dollar payoff, being married to Silvio Berlusconi might not have been worth it. The former Italian prime minister has agreed to pay his ex-wife Veronica Lario $48 million a year in a divorce settlement that was filed Christmas Day, and he will keep the $100 million house they live in with their three children. According to an Italian paper, this was apparently a compromise between the $56 million Lario requested and the $5 million her 76-year-old husband initially offered. The two split when Berlusconi caused a national scandal after being spotted at the 18th-birthday party of an aspiring model back in 2009. He’s currently engaged to a 28-year-old and says he plans to run again for office in the 2013 elections after resigning last November.

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