Mario Balotelli gets engaged to girlfriend Fanny Neguesha ahead of Italy’s World Cup opener against England
Footballer Mario Balotelli is engaged to girlfriend Fanny Neguesha.
The AC Milan player took to Instagram on Monday to reveal that his on-off partner had said yes, posting an image of his new fiancée wearing a stunning engagement ring.
He captioned the image: ‘She said yes.. The most important yes in my life. That was the place of my question! I Love you and happy birthday too! Je t’aime my WIFE’
Confirmation: Balotelli posted these images of Fanny wearing a ring and the place he popped the question to Instagram
His collage also included an image of what is believed to be the setting of his proposal – a location near Mangarabita, where the Italian team are residing during the World Cup.
Over the years the couple have had rather tumultuous relationship, with Fanny in the past using social media to declare she was single.
But despite any troubles they have had Balotelli has always been keen to tie the knot to her and previously stated that he could ‘spend his whole life with someone like this’.
Support: Fanny is known for supporting Balotelli – pictured here at the Confederations Cup last year
On and off: The couple have had quite an up and down relationship, although they are both now in a good place
The footballer is father to a little girl called Pia with former girlfriend Raffaella Fico, who was born in December 2012.
At the time Balotelli claimed he would only assume parental responsibilities if there was a positive paternity test.
It was not until February 2014 that he acknowledged he was in fact her father, following a positive DNA test.
The news comes just a few days ahead of Italy’s opening game of the World Cup against England on Saturday.
Balotelli is expected to start up-front on his own for Cesare Prandelli’s side, leaving him in direct opposition with his former City team-mate Joe Hart.
Looking good: Fanny now has over 70,000 followers on Instagram, where she regularly posts photos of herself
Day job: Italy striker Mario Balotelli, pictured here in action against Fluminense, is preparing to face England on Saturday
Just chillin’: Balotelli posted this picture of him and Fanny to Twitter earlier this year
Source :Daily Mail