Convicted paedophile Adam Johnson is reportedly back with his ex-girlfriend – and they are expecting a baby together, a friend has claimed.
According to The Sun, Stacey Flounders, 31, is due to give birth to her second child in the next few weeks.
Ex-con and former Man City and Sunderland star Johnson, 34, was jailed in 2016 for sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.
Ms Flounders initially vowed to stand by him when he was arrested – but that changed when she learned the extent of his betrayal during his 14-day trial.
At one stage during the trial, she told the court: "I realised who Adam really was – an arrogant man who lied and lied to me.
"It destroyed me. I wanted to get up and punch him. He’d humiliated me."
The Sun claim Flounders has forgiven the ex-Premier League player, and they are now believed to be expecting the arrival of their second child in the coming weeks.
A friend allegedly told The Sun: "They got back together through lockdown when they were spending lots of time with each other looking after their daughter.
"Stacey never thought of Adam as a paedophile.
"This is a new chapter in their lives and Stacey couldn’t be happier. But make no mistake – she will not be messed around."
During Johnson's trial, the jury heard that he had been texting other women.
The jury also heard how Johnson arranged to meet the 15-year-old Sunderland season-ticket holder in his Range Rover with a pair of signed shirts.
He later messaged her a series of flirty texts and requested a second meeting.
Jurors were told how Johnson and the girl had swapped 834 texts over two months.
Johnson claimed they kissed, but nothing more, but the victim alleged more serious sexual activity took place.
Bradford Crown Court heard Johnson suggested they should get into the back of the car and said he wanted to get her jeans off.
It was also emerged he had texted the girl while also messaging Flounders about their newborn child.
He was convicted of sexual activity with a child after earlier admitting grooming and kissing the girl and was sentenced to six years in prison in March 2016.
Johnson was released after serving half of his sentence in 2019.
Following his release, the disgraced footballer issued a statement and said he: "Would like to take this opportunity to publicly express my remorse for my actions' which 'led to my conviction and imprisonment."
The 34-year-old, who also won 12 caps for England, has been without a club since Sunderland terminated his £60,000-a-week deal immediately after his admission of guilt.
The Daily Star has contacted Johnson's representatives for comment.
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