Although he was crying tears of sadness after losing to Spain on Sunday, there is happy news to report for soccer stud Mario Balotelli and model Raffaella Fico.
The Italian football star, 21, and his ex-girlfriend are expecting their first child together, Sport Mediaset reports. The footballer known as ‘Super Mario’ heard the exciting news ahead of the semi-final match against Germany.
The 24-year-old model has confirmed that baby on-the-way is fathered by the sexy footballer.
Speaking to Italian website Sport Mediaset, Raffaella said, “I called the day before the game against Germany and I said, I’m expecting a baby, it’s your baby.” She continued, “After a pause he said, ‘You gave me the best news of the world.’ ”
The brunette beauty admits she was surprised when she discovered her pregnancy in the middle of May, because she ended her relationship with Mario at the end April.
She said: “Last Christmas, he told me, ‘Let’s get married and make a son,’ and I accepted.”
However, the couple broke up after his numerous alleged affairs.
The mom-to-be, who has appeared on Italy’s Big Brother and previously dated football star Cristiano Ronaldo, added that although the gender of the baby is unknown, Mario will choose the name.