Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Whenever a second or third or fourth wife marries some rich guy and they claim it was for love, the true test is when said dead guy dies.
Luciano Pavarotti isn't even cold yet and already Nicoletta Pavarotti is playing the crazy, money hungry, gold digging 2nd wife role to perfection, as she tries to wrestle all the money away from the kids.
Last month as Luciano was close to death, he changed his will so that it left the vast majority of his estate to the three daughters from his first marriage and his 3 year old daughter with Nicoletta while leaving Nicoletta a token amount of several million dollars. In his former will Nicoletta stood to inherit almost all of Pavarotti's fortune. However over the past few months as he grew more ill, Nicoletta started lining up all the properties she was intending to sell when Luciano died and started making plans with investment counselors and potential business partners on a course of action for her soon to be wealth.
During this period she ignored her daughter and Luciano and seemed to be just counting down the days until he died. Luciano decided blood was thicker than bad sex and changed his will to leave his vast fortune primarily to the four children. He also included a provision which creates a trust for his three year old daughter Alice but does not make Nicoletta the trustee because he feared she would spend all of Alice's inheritance without some outside supervision.
Nicoletta promises to fight for more and is using the excuse that she needs more because she has Alice to raise. Alice is going to get about $100M and so should be able to afford that new Barbie without mom going into the poorhouse to pay for it. Nicoletta who is said to already have a new boyfriend in the wings says she won't go away without a fight or a big payoff.