'We are rebuilding our relationship': Pregnant Raffaella Fico gives Mario Balotelli another chance
00:49 GMT, 3 July 2012
They split just over two months ago after he was romantically linked to a string of other women.
But after Italian model Raffaela Fico discovered she was pregnant with Mario Balotelli's baby, she has decided to give him another chance.
The expectant brunette, who was pictured flying from Milan to Rome yesterday, said the couple were now 'rebuilding their relationship'.
Baby on board: Italian model Raffaella Fico shows off her baby bump at Milan airport yesterday
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 Italian football team to meet President Giorgio Napolitano.
Raffaella, 24, told her the Manchester City striker Mario, 21, that she was pregnant just before Italy's semi-final match against Italy.
Serious: Mario Balotelli was pictured looking glum at the Hotel Parco dei Principi in Rome on Monday
She told The Sun: 'I know how much Mario loves me, and I love him.
'We are now rebuilding our relationship.
'He'll be a playful dad and a good, loving partner.'
She started dating the Man City player 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 Raffaela’s back.
Hoping things will be better: Raffaella has apparently resumed with romance with her ex
Relaxed: The model wore trainers, leggings and a T-shirt – a contrast to her usual glam WAG outfit
On Monday, Raffaella said: 'I called the day before the game against Germany and I said, I'm expecting a baby, it's your baby.
'After a pause he said 'You gave me the best news of the world.''
Raffaella was surprised when she discovered that she was pregnant in the middle of May, because she ended her relationship with Mario on 29 April.
She kept the good news to herself after taking a test but eventually revealed the pregnancy to some of her family.
Well done: Balotelli gave a signed football to Italian president Giorgio Napolitano at Quirinale Palace in Rome
She told the website: '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.'
She said: 'Last Christmas, he told me, 'let's get married and make a son', and I accepted.'
Raffaella, who has appeared on
Big Brother and previously dated Cristiano Ronaldo, added that although
the sex of the baby is unknown, Mario will choose the name.
Baby bump: Mario's ex-girlfriend Raffaella Fico showed off her bump last week, in Rome
As they were: Mario and Raffaella dated for a year until they broke up two months ago