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Mario Balotelli gets another chance from pregnant ex Raffaela Fico

July 3, 2012 - London

Mario Balotelli's former girlfriend Raffaela Fico has decided to give the footie star another chance, after the Italian model discovered she was pregnant with his baby.

The expectant brunette, who was pictured flying from Milan to Rome, said the couple were now "rebuilding their relationship."

Her small baby bump was visible under a blue T-shirt as she walked through Milan airport for her domestic flight.

It is thought she was reuniting with Balotelli, who is currently in the Italian capital with the national football team to meet President Giorgio Napolitano.

Fico, 24, told the Man City striker that she was pregnant just before Italy's semi-final match against Germany.

"I know how much Mario loves me, and I love him," the Daily Mail quoted her as telling the Sun.

"We are now rebuilding our relationship.

"He'll be a playful dad and a good, loving partner," she said.

She started dating Balotelli in early 2010, but he was accused of meeting former escort Jennifer Thompson - who had previously enjoyed a fling with Wayne Rooney - five times and had sex with her twice behind Fico's back.

"I called the day before the game against Germany and I said, I'm expecting a baby, it's your baby," Fico said on Monday.

"After a pause he said 'You gave me the best news of the world'," she said.

Fico was surprised when she discovered that she was pregnant in the middle of May, because she ended her relationship with Mario on April 29.

She kept the good news to herself after taking a test but eventually revealed the pregnancy to some of her family.

"I went to a pharmacy outside Milan to buy a pregnancy test and I found I was pregnant. But I only told my mother and my brother.

"Last Christmas, he told me, 'let's get married and make a son', and I accepted," she said.

Fico, who has appeared on Italy's 'Big Brother' and previously dated Cristiano Ronaldo, added that although the sex of the baby is unknown, Balotelli will choose the name.


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