Slain Bulgarian Businessman Widow Gets Luxury Apartment with Italian PM HelpLifestyle | September 26, 2011, Monday // 09:18| views
Darina Pavlova, former Bulgarian model, actress and widow of controversial businessman, Iliya Pavlov, has been often seen often in the company of Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi. Photo by actualno.com
Darina Pavlova, former Bulgarian model, actress and widow of controversial businessman, Iliya Pavlov, had acquired a luxury apartment for EUR 2 M in downtown Rome.
The information was reported Monday by the Bulgarian Standart (Standard) daily.
According to the article, Pavlova had told her girlfriends that Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, personally helped her with the purchase, but it remains unknown if the assistance involved money or simply the politician's connections.
The apartment of the widow of the richest, in recent past, Bulgarian is 200 square meters with a terrace of 100 square meters, decorated with huge antique candleholders, exotic Mediterranean vegetation and palms.
Standart further reports that the said terrace, boasting a splendid view of Rome, has been the location of numerous parties, attended by high-profile guests, including Berlusconi.
Iliya Pavlov was gunned down in Sofia on March 7 2003, when leaving his offices. His killers remain unknown and at large. Since his death, Darina has lived outside Bulgaria – first in the US, and later she settled in Italy.
She regularly makes socialite headlines in Italian media over her ties with famous people, her frequent travels between Rome and Milan and appearances at parties and charities, often in the company of Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi. The two openly admit they are close friends, but firmly deny rumors of an intimate relationship with Pavlova being a firm defender of the PM, who is often under fire from local media. She calls the attacks slander against a dignified and generous man.
According to article, Pavlova has given up frequent travels to the US where her children live. She made a rare appearance in Bulgaria in August – the first one since her husband's death, to attend to a memorial service for him.
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