'Lying' Berlo led to marriage break-up: Ex

'Lying' Berlo led to marriage break-up: Ex

Veronica Lario. AP

Tendenza Veronica (“Veronica Trend”) is an updated biography of Veronical Lario, Berlusconi’s wife of 19 years, and is based on interviews with her conducted by the author and journalist Maria Latella. Lario, the mother of three of Berlusconi’s children in the book recounts the anger and pain she felt when in late April a newspaper revealed her husband had attended the 18th birthday party of a lingerie model.

The evening before his departure for Naples, where he attended Noemi Letizia’s party, Berlusconi told Lario he needed to visit the southern city for an “important meeting”, according to an excerpt from the book. “It was the umpteenth lie. So it was better to seek the last vestige of respect for myself, it was better to divorce,” Lario was quoted as  saying by Latella in the excerpt published by Milan-daily Corriere della Sera.

“I don’t know from where I got this conviction, this strength. Anyway it is him  who put me in this position,” Lario said describing her state of mind ahead of the May 4 divorce announcement. At the time Lario accused Berlusconi of “consorting with minors” and expressed her sorrow that her husband had, she said, never turned up at the 18th birthdays of their three children.

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