Alicia Douvall looks ready for business as she brings baby Papaya to court in paternity fight with Simon Jordan


Alicia Douvall looks ready for business as she brings baby Papaya to court in paternity fight with Simon Jordan

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13:31 GMT, 27 September 2012

It's been nine months since Alicia Douvall welcomed her daughter Papaya into the world as a single mother.

And today, the glamour model is hoping to get legal recognition to recognise her claims that businessman Simon Jordan is the biological father of her baby.

Accompanied by her mother and younger daughter, the reality TV star arrived at a London court in a bid to get her ex to acknowledge paternity.

Support network: Glamour model Alicia Douvall, her mother and daughter Papaya arrive at a London courtroom for the baby's paternity case

Support network: Glamour model Alicia Douvall, her mother and daughter Papaya arrive at a London courtroom for the baby's paternity case

Wearing a beige pencil skirt, white blouse and jacket, the 32-year-old looked like she meant business as she turned up at court.

Following the results of a recent DNA test, Alicia is seeking Simon legally recognise he is the father and pay maintenance towards her upbringing.

It is believed former Crystal Palace chairman didn't appear in court today and was represented by his barrister.

Strained: The 32-year-old wants Simon to acknowledge her claims that he is Papaya's father

Strained: The 32-year-old wants Simon to acknowledge her claims that he is Papaya's father

Silence: Former Crystal Palace FC chairman Simon Jordan has never commented publicly on Alicia's claims

Silence: Former Crystal Palace FC chairman Simon Jordan has never commented publicly on Alicia's claims

Alicia gave birth to Papaya via scheduled caesarean section last December with her teenage daughter Georgia supporting her.

Speaking to the Mail Online, earlier this year, she said: 'I've got DNA proof that Simon is her father, yet he won't financially support Papaya. I've offered him 50/50 access but he's not interested.

'At the moment he's promoting his book and boosting his ego, but he doesn't deserve any success.'

The former glamour model went on to say that she is 'coping really well' with motherhood the second time round, despite the big age gap between Papaya and Alicia's 16-year-old daughter Georgia.

She explained: 'It's not easy being a single parent. I've spent all my money on cosmetic surgery so I'm struggling financially too.

'But Papaya's birth has brought me and Georgia closer together, and I've found that I don't rely on her so much.

'She's great with Papaya and said the other day that if anything ever happens to me, she will take care of her so she's her godmother as well as her older sister.'