ITALY: Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi hit with divorce petition from wife Veronica

We have been following Berlusconi since the G20 Summit and it is then that we first reported on the billionaire prime minister’s divorce rumors Well, it seems that about an hour ago, Times Online confirmed that after 19 years of marriage, Veronica’s jealousy of her husband’s selection of beautiful starlets to be in his ministry: to wit, former topless model  Mara Carfagna, who is now his Minister for Equal Opportunities, has finally gotten the best of her.
The couple have three children and have mostly been living apart – She in a villa in Milan. And he? I guess at the prime minister’s residence–whereever that is. She clearly is jealous of these younger women (she’s 55) but you know what? I can’t say I blame her.  I mean, it’s not even so much jealousy as the feeling of being publicly disrespected. I can forgive almost any other crime. But don’t publicly disrespect and humiliate me. That’s unforgivable. A woman has to be allowed her pride. That’s pretty much all we’ve got. And if a “husband” crosses the line, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a woman with self-respect would want out of that marriage.