Full Disclosure

Berlusconi's Wife Breaks Silence

It couldn't have come at a worse time. Just as news stories of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's lascivious parties were beginning to wind down, his estranged wife, Veronica Lario, has broken her silence with interviews that will be published in an updated version of her biography, Tendenza Veronica. The Guardian reports that Lario decided to divorce Berlusconi after her husband neglected to mention that while in Naples for a conference on refuse control, he also attended the 18th birthday party of model Noemi Letizia. Lario said that Berlusconi was becoming a "ridiculous figure before the world" thanks to the sex scandal plaguing him. To people who think she should have divorced him earlier, Lario said, "This will be a catch-up divorce," adding, "I cannot condemn myself to being his nanny." The saddest thing about the whole affair, Lario said, is that Berlusconi "betrayed himself," because "today the things they say about him make you forget what he truly was."