When pictures emerged of Raffaella Fico with a swollen belly last week, rumours started flying around that Mario Balotelli’s ex was pregnant. The controversial pair split up a few months ago and we were of course worried that she would be eligible for hundreds of thousands of euros in child support.
Well not just yet Ms Fico as the Man City star is allegedly seeking a DNA test to prove that he is the father. According to goal.com, Balotelli released a statement saying
Although I would have preferred not to speak about my private life in public, I feel obliged to clarify, once and for all, my relationship with Raffaella Fico. Our relationship ended at the start of April and since then we have not met, nor heard from one another.
I have not had anything to do with her life and Raffaella has not had anything to do with my life. Raffaella knows well that since we parted company with one another that I had, and have, no intention of returning to her.
A few days ago I came to learn from others that Raffaella was pregnant. For this reason, I decided to contact her and only after my question was it confirmed to me that it was true.
I am very disappointed. I do not think it’s normal not to know anything until the fourth month [of the pregnancy].
I do not understand why she did not contact me immediately to tell me something of such importance. I’ll assume all my responsibilities when I have the proof of my paternity.
The 21-year-old star was spotted arriving at his parents house in Italy today, who will no doubt be offering him support. Rafaella told the Sun that they were rebuilding their relationship, but if the baby isn’t Balotelli’s then we don’t really see that happening.