Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi,72, has faced political pressures to explain his “steamy affair” with an 18-year-old lingerie model, which was made public after his wife has demanded a divorce because of his womanizing and ‘spending too much time with minors’. The girl, in an interview, said she called Belusconi as “Papi”.
Belusconi, a conservative leader, denied the accusations and offered to resign if proven he was lying about his affair with aspiring model Noemi Letizia (photos below) whom he gifted with an expensive necklace when he went to her 18th birthday.
The 18th birthday party
Veronica Lario, Berlusconi’s wife, told the news agency ANSA that she felt bad about about Berlusconi attending Noemi Letizia’s birthday party. She said “that really surprised me because he has never come to the 18th birthday parties of any of our (three) children despite being invited.”
Noemi, do you really call the Prime Minister Papi?
Noemi Letizia: Yes, for me he is like a second father. He told me that I remind him of his daughter Barbara.
Not all pretty girls are allowed to have the Prime Minister at their birthday parties.
Letizia: No, honestly that was a surprise. Before then, nobody knew about my friendship with Papi Silvio.
What did he get you for a present?
Letizia: A gold necklace with a pendant.
Has Silvio Berlusconi ever been to one of your birthday parties before?
Letizia: No. But he is always there for me. Once he bought me diamonds, another time a chain. He is always giving me presents.
What are your plans for the future?
Letizia: I want to be a showgirl. But I am also interested in politics. I am flexible.
What do you think of Silvio Berlusconi?
Letizia: I am in awe of him. He calls me and I go to him, if he has time. I will stay with him for a while, listen to him, that is all that he wants from me. We sometimes sing together.
What songs do you sing?
Letizia: Oh what is the name of his favourite song? Hang on, I’ll check the CD. Here it is, it’s called ‘Mon Amour’. I often sing with Papi Silvio at the piano, or we do karaoke.
Does Berlusconi confide in you?
Letizia: Sometimes he gets upset when he is criticised. I make him feel better. No one knows how sensitive Papi is.
References: Berlusconi “would resign” if lied over teenager (The Star Online)