It has now emerged that Mario Balotelli had love affairs with former girlfriends of both Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney many years ago, Newspremises has gathered.
During his days at Manchester City, Balotelli was said to have been dating with reality star, Jenny Thompson.
When Thompson worked as a vice girl in 2010, she previously gained notoriety when she slept with former England star Rooney.
Rooney’s wife, Colleen, was expecting their first child, Kai, at the time of the affair.
According to reports, Thompson dated Balotelli for six weeks. According to the Sun tabloid, she compared her association with the Italian striker to Rooney:
‘Wayne Rooney may be the better footballer but when it comes to performance off the pitch Mario beats him in every way.’
A few months following their breakup with Thompson, Balotelli began to develop feelings for Raffaela Fico, a former flame of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Before she met Balotelli in 2012, Fico—who was a regular on Italian television—is said to have dated Portugal’s captain.
According to Bleacher Report, Fico rose to fame as a result of her participation in Italian Big Brother and a fraud in which she said to be selling her virginity for one million euros.
According to the Mirror, she dated Balotelli for five months in 2011 after an 11-month engagement with Ronaldo in 2009.
“Balotelli is much sweeter than Cristiano Ronaldo ,” Fico said, quoted by Mirror. “Mario is a good person, he is good, what you see on the outside does not correspond to the private.”
When Balotelli and Fico split up a few months after they first started dating, it created quite a stir. The football player accused the Italian model of infidelity.
Months later, she became pregnant, but Balotelli refused to recognize the child as his without first having a DNA test.
Even though they are no longer together, he eventually learned to get along with her.