Italian prince branded 'stingy' by ex after though he 'showered her with lavish gifts'

Prince Giacomo Bonanno di Linguaglossa has taken legal action against Tanya Yashenko months after she filed a lawsuit against him – but the couple still spent Christmas and New Year together

Prince Giacomo Bonanno of Linguaglossa with girlfriend Tanya Yashenko (

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A legal battle has broken out between an Italian prince and his girlfriend, who branded him “stingy” despite showering her with lavish gifts.

Prince Giacomo Bonanno di Linguaglossa, 51, is believed to have met 35-year-old Tanya Yashenko of Belarus at a dinner party in 2019.

The pair are said to have enjoyed a whirlwind romance, vacationing in destinations including Monte Carlo, Dubai and the Maldives.

The times reported he also gave her a Mercedes worth €83,000, a €58,000 share of a bed and breakfast in Rome, expensive jewelry and €18,000 to help her rent an apartment in central Rome.

The couple met in 2019



According to Italian media, Yashenko filed a lawsuit against the prince last year, claiming he had been stalking her and hiring a psychiatrist to help her case.

Certainly newspaper The messenger reports that the expert has now changed sides and accuses Jaschenko of “exploiting Linguaglossa’s psychological fragility”.

The Italian press also reportedly received text messages exchanged between the two criticizing the prince for not being generous enough.

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According to the telegraph, Ms. Yaschenko said: “If you wanted to, you would give me half of your investments in Italy, but you are stingy.”

The news emerged after the prince launched his own legal battle against Yashenko last month, in which he accused her of “circonvenzione d’incapace,” an Italian legal term meaning “undue influence over persons who are not compos mentis.” .

It is claimed that the prince was traumatized after the breakup of his previous marriage.

Yashenko has denied any wrongdoing and has insisted that the prince retract his allegations.

Over the weekend, the Italian prince took to his Facebook page, where he said he wanted to “publicly apologize to my partner Tanya Yaschenko for my false statements.

He added: “I want to explain that jealousy is a big reason for my actions. But I don’t want the gifts I gave back.”

It also turned out that the couple spent Christmas and New Year together.

But the prince’s lawyer, Armando Fergola, told The Telegraph : “She keeps trying to manipulate him. He certainly has not retracted his allegations and will not do so.

“He’s still very fragile and the love affair has clouded his judgment. The primary goal of this case is to protect him from her both mentally and economically. Getting them to pay the money back is a secondary goal.”

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