May 5, 2009

Feud between Italy PM Berlusconi and his wife continues

Per The Independent, Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has demanded a public apology from his wife, Veronica Lario, a day after she told the Italian press that she would file for divorce from the flamboyant 72-year-old.

Telling his side to the Corriere della Sera, one of Italy's prominent newspapers, Silvio explained that there was no harm in hiring women who happened to be of statuesque beauty for his cabinet and that political enemies influenced Veronica to file for divorce just weeks before European elections, per The Independent.

Reaction to the news from Italy is streaming in today via tweets:

  1. Affaritaliani
    affaritaliani (Milano, Italy) Berlusconi a Porta a Porta: "Veronia ammetta l'errore. Ho rispetto per le donne" (Berlusconi a Porta a Porta: "Verona admit the error. I have respect for women")
  2. Andrej Mrevlje
    andrejmrevlje (Italy) Is Berlusconi married to Veronica Lario or to 75% of Italians. Sorry but this so far comes only in Italian.
  3. massimiliano
    maxcontri (Rome, Italy) si chiede dove siano i 3 italiani su 4 che amano berlusconi... (wonders where the 3 Italians out of 4 who love berlusconi ...) from twhirl
  4. Karen-Louise
    VecchiaCasa (Umbria, Italy) The Vatican has now joined in the fight between Berlusconi & his soon to be ex-wife Veronica, imagine having to tell the PM how to behave!!!
  5. xantar
    xantar76 (Padova, Italy) #Berlusconi: "Tutte calunnie della sinistra e non è vero che frequento minorenni" (#Berlusconi: "All of the left and slander is not true that minors attend")

Others in the Twitterverse are also buzzing about this political power couple.

  1. DivorceNews
    DivorceNews (U.S.A.) ITALY: Who will take custody of Silvio Berlusconi and Veronica Lario’s 3 kids?
  2. John Bell
    NewsBell (Connecticut) >Wife of Italian Prime Minister and media baron/billionaire, Silvio Berlusconi just said she wants a divorce because of his wandering eye
  3. Jerome
    RichJava (Undisclosed) Italian Prime Minister is a pervert! Cavorting with young women & asking his wife to apologize to him (via @bevysmith) Ever Visited Italy?
  4. Zito and Karen Blake
    zitokarenblake (Boston, Mass.) 72 year Italian Prime Minister in war of words with 52 year old wife over 18 year birthday girl. Yeesh!
  5. JTD
    TRUEdatBlog (New York, N.Y.) Blogging 'Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in Hot Water with his Wife, Veronica Lario'
  6. Greg Weitzman
    GWeitz (New York, N.Y.) the Italian Prime Minister makes 17 year old girls call him "papi"? That lucky bastardo Berlusconi

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