Mario Balotelli has released a statement confirming he’ll “try again” with pregnant ex-girlfriend Raffaella Fico.
The two had a very bitter break-up which only got nastier after she revealed her pregnancy, as the Manchester City and Italy striker publicly demanded a DNA test and complained TV starlet Fico was selling her story to the papers rather than talking to him.
“I have decided to try again with Raffaella,” said Balotelli in a Press statement.
“The DNA test has not been performed and has nothing to do with my decision. In any case, I would’ve asked for the test in that situation with anyone, not just Raffaella.
“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 future must remain private, a pledge taken by me and Raffaella.
“There will be no further statements or interviews.”
Fico is six months pregnant and walked down the runway in a bikini for a fashion show this week.
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