ROME, September 16 (RAPSI) - An appeals court in Milan has ruled that the monthly alimony payments by ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to his divorced wife Veronica Lario be reduced by one third, to 2 million euros, RIA Novosti writes, citing Corriere della Sera newspaper.

The court of first instance, which ruled on the former couple’s division of property in December 2012, assigned Lario a monthly alimony payment of 3 million euros, or approximately 100,000 euros a day. Berlusconi said he would appeal the decision.

Corriere della Sera has written that Lario can now appeal against the Milan court’s decision in the Supreme Court of Cassation.

Silvio Berlusconi and Veronica Lario met in 1980 and married in 1990. The have three adult children. Veronica announced her decision to divorce Silvio in May 2009.

Berlusconi was involved in a number of loud sex scandals after his divorce. As of 2012, the 76-year-old politician had a steady relationship with Francesca Pascale, then aged 27, a former TV showgirl from Naples.