Mario Balotelli expecting first child, says ex-girlfriend | inside World Soccer

Manchester City and Italy striker Mario Balotelli has been told by former girlfriend Raffaella Fico that she is pregnant with his child.

Mario Balotelli's ex-girlfriend Raffaella Fico shows off her baby bump
Mario Balotelli's ex-girlfriend Raffaella Fico shows off her baby bump

Raffaella, 24, has sparked rumours that she's pregnant with Balotelli's child after showing off her noticeable baby bump at a charity event last week in Rome.

Speaking to Chi magazine, she said: "I phoned him before the Germany game and told him I was expecting his child.

"After a brief moment of silence, he told me that I had given him the best news in the world."

The Italian model started dating the 21-year-old striker at the start of last year, but they split earlier this year after a string of affairs emerged.

"Mario and I are rebuilding," Raffaella continued.

"Mario has never stopped loving me. He'll be a playful father and a sweet, loving and kind partner.

"Those who think that I would have wanted to trap a rich footballer will have to think again. I do not need the money.

"The truth is that we both wanted this child. He told me at Christmas that he wanted to marry me and have kids – I accepted.

"What happened then happened, but one thing is for certain – the child will have the Balotelli surname with pride."


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