Mario Balotelli is now a dad

Football bad boy Mario Balotelli is celebrating the birth of his baby daughter with ex-girlfriend Raffaela Fico, 24.

The girl, who will be named Pia, was born in Naples, Italy, and weighed 8lb 4oz.

Mario, 22, was at home in Cheshire but is expected to fly out 'in the next few days'. 

In May, Raffaela and Mario fell out when she accused him of cheating on her, and he reportedly demanded a DNA test, but they later made up.

Mario, who has previously been linked with hooker Jenny Thompson and  Big Brother's Sophie Reade, said in October: 'I have decided to try again with Raffaela.'

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