Pedophile footballer Adam Johnson has become a father again after his girlfriend gave birth to a son.
Johnson, 34, was convicted of sexual activity with a child and sentenced to six years in prison in 2016, but was released after serving half the sentence in March 2019.
Stacey Flounders, 31, had branded him an “arrogant cheater” and said he ruined her life, but took Johnson back and rebuilt a life with him during the lockdown.
Mrs Flounders, who also has a daughter with Johnson, has now given birth to a baby boy, and both the child and mother are doing well, The sun reports.
A friend said, “Adam and Stacey are both overjoyed to be parents again and have a baby boy.
Pedophile footballer Adam Johnson reunites with his ex-girlfriend Stacey Flounders (pictured with Johnson at Bradford Crown Court in February 2016) and she has given birth to their second child
After his conviction, Johnson was sacked by Sunderland and saw his £10,000 sponsorship deal with adidas ripped apart
Stacey Flounders, 31, had branded Johnson an ‘arrogant cheat’ and said he ruined her life but took Johnson back and rebuilt a life with him during lockdown
“Stacey is feeling great, everything has gone as she wanted and now she is really enjoying motherhood and showing her son to friends and family.
“Being a mother, having a family, is all she ever wanted. She is absolutely over the moon. This is the fresh start they wanted. They are both so happy.’
HOW ADAM JOHNSON BECAME PRISON FOR CARE
Disgraced footballer Adam Johnson was jailed in March 2016 after being convicted of sexual activity with a 15-year-old following a trial at Bradford Crown Court.
Johnson had admitted to grooming the girl and filed a separate, less serious charge for sexual activity with her.
Judge Jonathan Rose said Johnson inflicted “serious psychological damage” on his victim.
Johnson admitted to kissing the girl in his car and grooming her with hundreds of social media posts.
All charges relate to an incident in Johnson’s Range Rover when he met the girl in County Durham on January 30, 2015.
In a statement read out of court by a police officer, Johnson’s teenage victim said: “I felt used and abandoned by him.
“It’s been the hardest year of my life and I’ve endured so much abuse after he claimed his innocence.”
She added: “There have been times when I have tried not to show people how upset I am, but sometimes it wasn’t possible and I just had to cry. I’ve felt so broken.’
The judges heard Johnson, who played 12 times for England, began exchanging hundreds of messages with the girl on social media on New Year’s Day 2015.
He eventually agreed to meet her to sign football shirts, but it was during a second meeting, after he inquired about a “thank you” kiss, that the sexual activity took place.
After Johnson’s trial, a fight erupted over how much Sunderland AFC knew about what their player had done when they let him play on before finally firing him earlier this year after his guilty pleas.
The club said it was “sorry” to abandon their 15-year-old fan after top manager Margaret Byrne resigned.
The friend added that the couple had “been through a lot” but that Ms Flounders is now “happier than ever”.
Sources had said Ms Flounders never hated him or considered him a pedophile, despite his conviction for sexual activity with a 15-year-old fan.
The couple began rebuilding their lives together during the lockdown “when they spent a lot of time together taking care of their daughter,” the source added.
The couple are also reportedly considering moving abroad.
Flounders assisted the former England winger at his trial for child sex offenses before he was convicted of sexually touching a schoolgirl fan he had groomed online.
But at the trial, it was revealed that Johnson had engaged in sexual activity with the 15-year-old fan just three weeks after the birth of their daughter.
Bradford Crown Court heard he had texted the teenage fan to meet her in his Range Rover with some autographed shirts.
He later sent her a series of flirty texts asking for a second meeting.
Johnson later claimed they kissed, but nothing more, but the victims claimed more serious sexual activity was taking place.
During the trial, Johnson suggested they sit in the back of the car, explained how excited she had been, and said he wanted to take her jeans off.
It was also revealed that he had texted the teenage fan to tell her he was enjoying their meeting, while also texting Flounders about their newborn child.
She gave his defense at his trial, telling the court that she saw no future for their relationship, but that they would remain friends.
The couple broke up around the time of the jury’s verdicts, and her friends said she was struggling to make ends meet and had to supplement her income with tax credits.
She went on to date then-Sheffield Wednesday footballer Gary Madine, before reuniting with Johnson during the pandemic.
The couple now live in a £500,000 detached house in County Durham.
Johnson was making around £60,000 a week before his violations came to light.
The couple met in 2011 and had moved in together in 2012 after signing for Sunderland. He and a former flight attendant lived in a £2 million mansion in County Durham.
Following his conviction, Johnson was stripped of the 12 England caps he had amassed between 2010 and 2012.
He was also fired by Sunderland and saw his £10,000 sponsorship deal with adidas ripped apart.
Johnson was part of the Manchester City team that won the FA Cup in 2011 and their first Premier League title in 2012. Following his conviction, player Johnson was stripped of the 12 England caps he had amassed between 2010 and 2012.
The couple met in 2011 and had moved in together in 2012 after signing for Sunderland. He and former flight attendant lived in a £2million mansion in County Durham
After his release, he made a statement saying that he “wants to take this opportunity to publicly apologize for my actions” which “led to my conviction and imprisonment”.
He also apologized to friends and family and thanked all members of the public who supported him.
An ex England and Sunderland winger, Johnson was part of the Manchester City team that won the FA Cup in 2011 and their first Premier League title in 2012.