Notorious Italian former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s ex has tied the knot with a gay brunette singer in a same-sex wedding.
Francesca Pascale walked away with a EUR-20-million (GBP-17-million) fortune when she was dumped by the bunga-bunga Lothario in 2020.
But on Saturday, 2nd July, she got hitched to singer Paola Turci at the medieval Palazzo dei Priori in Montalcino in Siena province.
Unlike most Western European nations, Italy does not allow same-sex marriage.
However, same-sex civil unions have been possible in the country since June 2016, giving gay couples most of the same legal protections as heterosexual couples.
Showgirl Francesca Pascale, 36, began a relationship with former Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi, 85, following his divorce from actress Veronica Lario in 2010.
The couple split in 2020, with a financial deal between the two seeing Pascale walking away with a payout of EUR 20 million (GBP 17 million).
In addition, she also got a year’s worth of monthly payments of EUR 100,000 (GBP 86,000) to sustain her lifestyle.
The couple said at the time that they “remain friends”.
Pascale was snapped sharing a kiss with Italian singer Paola Turci, 57 – who boasts 17 studio albums to her name – shortly after the breakup.
Saturday’s intimate ceremony has already been dubbed “wedding of the year” by Italian media, which reported that the party then moved onto the 11th-century Velona Castle, now a five-star hotel where rooms cost EUR 900 (GBP 770) per night.
The happy couple both wore white for the ceremony, reportedly timed to highlight Pride celebrations around the world.
The ceremony was even attended by the mayor of Montalcino, Silvio Franceschelli, who wished the couple “a happy life together”.
Former flame Berlusconi – who is now dating Forza Italia politician Marta Fascina, 32 – was not in attendance.