mario balotelli and real mum

Superstar striker Mario Balotelli may be earning millions a year but his real mum, named Rose Barwuah, is earning just £6.08 an hour as a cleaner at a car hire business!

Mother and son could not be living lives further apart even if they tried.

1. He lives in a £3million mansion in Manchester while she lives in the exact same city but in a council house, as we previously reported.

2. He drives a Bentley worth £120,000 (the amount he earns in a week) while she, according to the Daily Mail, rides the number 11 bus.

Balotelli’s story is well documented. Rose and her husband Thomas gave up Balotelli for adoption when he was just two years-old. He had an intestinal condition which was deemed life threatening and was made worse by the poor conditions, a cramped flat, the family were living in in Brescia, Italy. In light of this fact, the couple gave up young Mario for adoption.

Balotelli’s mum, who moved to Manchester last Christmas to be near the Manchester City player, said recently:

Mario has been over to see me a few times. We don’t see each other all the time as he has his life and I have mine.

A source said:

When she came over from Italy with her daughter, Rose, she said she wanted to be close to her son and didn’t want any of the huge wealth or luxury he now enjoys.

And it appears she is staying true to her word, living within her limited means and working hard. It is hard work she is doing but she previously worked in a market so she is pretty tough.

Mario doesn’t live very far away in Alderley Edge but it is a world away as far as lifestyle.

His mother keeps a low profile – she doesn’t want Mario to feel pressured by her being in the UK. She just wants to rebuild her relationship with her son as any mother would want.

We truly hope this story has a happy ending.