It's a make or break conversation! Mario Balotelli and pregnant girlfriend Raffaella Fico talk things through as they decide to give their relationship another go
00:26 GMT, 4 October 2012
Later on in the day they were spotted embracing one another, but it seems before Mario Balotelli and Raffaella Fico kissed and made up, they had a rather serious conversation about their future.
The on/off couple were pictured having a private chat in Napoli, Italy, on Tuesday where the footballer looked particularly glum.
Wearing grey jogging bottoms and a matching vest, the 22-year-old sportsman didn't seem at all affectionate with Fico as she sat on a chair beside him.
Serious conversation: Mario Balotelli has a chat with his pregnant ex-girlfriend Raffaella Fico as they decide to give their relationship another go
Balotelli completed his look with a large gold chain and a red cap as he talked things through with the brunette.
Fico had hidden her growing bump underneath a black and white printed vest and leggings.
The couple appeared to be wearing matching gold trainers, which may have been a present from Balotelli as he patched things up with Fico.
Strained look: The pregnant brunette looked serious as she chatted to the footballer, who was distracted by a cute puppy
Listening to one another: It seems that the pair needed to talk things over before committing to each other again
The footballer was later seen pacing back and forth near the swimming pool while still discussing things with Fico.
She appeared fed up and held her hand to her head while looking at Balotelli.
The Manchester City player was also spotted sitting on a wall looking fed up as he gazed into the distance.
Meanwhile, Fico kept her energy levels up while being brought food by her mother.
Worlds apart: The pair's body language spoke volumes as they spent some alone time together
All by himself: The sportsman looked deep in thought as he contemplated his future with Fico
She needs her energy: Pregnant Fico was brought food by her mother and a female friend
Fast forward a few hours later, and the pair were photographed locked in a romantic kiss that shows they are back on track.
The loving embrace proved that the pair are trying to patch up their relationship, which ended six months ago, just before Fico announced she was expecting their child.
Last week, Balotelli said he would be rekindling his relationship which sensationally ended in a furious doorstep bust-up with Fico at his Manchester home after she confronted him over his womanising.
Bittersweet love: Mario and Raffaella have vowed to keep their private life between each other in future
The couple are said to have spent the night together at Fico's home, where they were pictured kissing and talking
Kiss me quick: The pair certainly looked amorous as they smooched up a storm on the balcony
Two months later she then announced
she was expecting his baby but he hit back and insultingly demanded a
DNA test to prove that the baby was his.
their acrimonious past, the pictures in the latest issue of Chi
magazine – which also published images of a topless Duchess of Cambridge
– show how Balotelli and Fico now appear to have patched up their
were taken after he secretly flew to Naples from Manchester on a private
jet to see Fico who was due to have a scan to check on the condition of
her baby and establish its sex.
Big smiles! The couple looked very happy as they chatted away on the balcony
Different scenarios: The pair looked much happier on the balcony than they did when they were talking
Dressed in a black body warmer and wearing sunglasses the pictures show Super Mario cupping Raffaella's face and according to the magazine 'kissing her passionately Gone With The Wind style on the balcony of her family home.'
During the summer the two had waged a
bitter war of words through various articles in Italian magazines with
Balotelli accusing her of cashing in on the pregnancy while she hit back
and claimed he had stalked her with late night phone calls.
In his statement last week Balotelli
said: 'I have decided to try again with Raffaella. The DNA test has not
been performed and has nothing to do with my decision. In any case, I
would have asked for the test in that situation with anyone, not just
Chi magazine, who printed these photos, described Balotelli as 'kissing her passionately Gone With The Wind style'
Cover girl: Fico, pictured last month, has been proud to show off her baby bump
'I am sorry for everything that has happened over the last few months and above all for what has been said and written. I ask once again for you all to respect our private life that in the future must remain private, a pledge taken by me and Raffaella.
'There will be no further statements or interviews.'
Following on from the statement Fico had appeared on an Italian TV show in which she denied the two were getting back together as a couple but were simply going to 'be together for the sake of our baby.'
In her most recent TV interview after Balotelli's statement Fico had said: 'I am off the idea that you should forgive mistakes and give someone a second chance.''
She had added: 'I will have a scan in the next few days to find out the sex. I am hoping for a little girl. Then I will chose a name, when I know what sex it is but I can also tell you I am not expecting twins, there is just one baby.
'I want a natural birth and I can't stop thinking about the moment when they will put the baby in my arms.'
Fico also spoke of her father who died last year and said: 'My father is no longer here but if he was he would have given me courage and strength and he would have supported me. He would have been proud of me.
'My mum is just so excited, she is really looking forward to the birth. If it is a boy maybe I will call him Alfonso after my father.'
When asked specifically about Balotelli
she said: 'What we have decided is what you have read, we are no longer
seeing ourselves as two public people but two parents who are looking
after their own child.
'I am not blaming anyone, maybe it was
our age, external factors but I am certain that you should give someone a
second chance. Mario will be there when I give birth. I hope to have
more in the future and always with him.'