Mario Balotelli slept with Wayne Rooney prostitute 48 hours before declaring his love for his girlfriend
13 April 2012
Manchester City ace footballer Mario Balotelli, 21, had a fling with Jennifer Thompson (aka Juicy Jeni') who was famously linked previously to Wayne Rooney. This happened in February 2012, two days before scoring against Blackburn Rovers and revealing a T-shirt reading ‘Raffaella Ti Amo’ - meaning ‘Raffaella I love you’.
In an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, Balotelli admitted that he told his girlfriend Miss Fico and his adopted parents about the imminent story when they came to visit him in Manchester at the weekend.
The flamboyant Italian footballer tried to put a positive spin on events: ‘Let me be clear ... I prefer to take responsibility ...I have been troubled - because of this story ...Now that this weight has been lifted, I am certain that I will find the positive energy to make the best run for the title with Manchester City’ He added.
Balotelli’s agent, Mino Raiola said: ‘Mario ...is an easy target for tabloids looking for stories and people seeking to benefit from being associated with him. In this regard, we therefore wish to confirm that Mario has had a brief involvement with Miss Jennifer Thompson, a well-known figure among tabloid readers in England.’
Miss Thompson, 23, signed up to an escort agency at the age of 19 under the name ‘Juicy Jeni’. She said that in 2010, Manchester United striker Rooney slipped away from his £4.5million mansion in Cheshire to meet her at Manchester’s five-star Lowry Hotel seven times – including for a threesome with fellow prostitute Helen Wood, 25, while his wife Coleen was five months pregnant with their son Kai.
This month, Balotelli was fined £250,000 after he broke his curfew to visit a strip club. Miss Fico said: ‘He can go to a strip club if he does nothing wrong, with friends, but I have to say that in the end he always comes back to me because I am his favourite.’
Balotelli has been with Miss Fico since May. She rose to fame after featuring in Italian Big Brother and through a hoax in which she offered to sell her virginity for 1 million euros.