He's the daddy: Mario Balotelli has become a father for the first time as his ex-girlfriend gives birth to a baby girl
Football bad boy Mario Balotelli became a dad yesterday [Dec. 6] when his on-off girlfriend had a daughter. Raffaella Fico, 24, gave birth in Naples three weeks early while the 22-year-old Manchester City striker remained in the UK.
The first time dad is not thought to be returning to Italy to see his baby girl, reportedly named Pia Fico. But he is said to have recently spent thousands of pounds on a hand-painted Disney mural for her nursery at model Rafaella’s home in Brescia.
In May, the couple fell out when Raffaella confronted Mario at his Cheshire home over cheating allegations. When she revealed she was pregnant, the player apparently denied paternity and demanded the baby undergo DNA tests.
In happier times: Mario and Rafaella were together before splitting up and getting back together in recent months but they are now not together despite welcoming their first child
Since then, the pair have made up. In October, Mario said:
“I have decided to try again with Raffaella”.
‘I am sorry for everything that has happened over the last few months and above all for what has been said and written.
"I ask once again for you all to respect our private life that in the future must remain private, a pledge taken by me and Raffaella”.
Just a fortnight ago - heavily pregnant - Raffaela modelled wedding gowns at a fashion show in Naples - Pics Below: