Pedophile footballer Adam Johnson has been reunited with his ex-girlfriend – who is weeks away from the birth of their second child.
Johnson, 34, was convicted of sexual activity with a child and sentenced to six years in prison in March 2016. He was released after serving half the sentence in March 2019.
He has remained inconspicuous ever since, but reunited with former flame Stacey Flounders, 31, during lockdown.
The couple, who share daughter Ayla, broke up during Johnson’s trial after Flounders learned he had cheated on her repeatedly.
She called him an “arrogant con man” at the time and said he had ruined her life.
Pedophile footballer Adam Johnson has been reunited with his ex-girlfriend Stacey Flounders (pictured with Johnson at Bradford Crown Court in February 2016) and she is weeks away from the birth of their second child
But sources told the Sun she never hated or viewed him as a pedophile, despite his conviction for sexual activity with a 15-year-old fan.
A friend said, “Stacey never thought of Adam as a pedophile. She knew he made mistakes and was furious with him for all his deceit.
“But she never hated him. He insists he learned the mistake of his ways and has promised that he will never cheat again.
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.
‘She thinks he’s a brilliant father. This is a new chapter in their lives and Stacey couldn’t be happier. But make no mistake – she won’t be fooled.
“The last few years have really hardened her and, although she’s forgiven Adam, there won’t be a second chance.”
The couple are reportedly considering moving abroad.
The couple (pictured in 2012) met in 2011 and had moved in together in 2012 after signing for Sunderland. Bones divorced Johnson after he was convicted of sexual activity with a child in 2016
After his conviction, Johnson was sacked by Sunderland and saw his £10,000 sponsorship deal with adidas ripped apart
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.
A source told The Sun: “Stacey is very clearly pregnant and well on her way. She looks really happy and healthy.
“A lot of other women might have trouble understanding it, but she’s clearly forgiven Adam enough to take him back.”
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
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.
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.
Adam Johnson Case: A Timeline
Dec – Johnson and his victim begin exchanging messages online. She tells him that she just turned 15.
January 17th – Johnson’s first meeting with the girl where he signs two soccer jerseys for her.
January 30 – Johnson meets girl for the second time. He says they kissed, she claims more serious sexual activity took place.
Johnson picked up the girl in his black Range Rover in 2015 after he texted her
February 25 – Girl hoped to meet Johnson, but he pulls back and says he can’t leave the house. Girls tell parents about their encounters.
February 26 – Girl and her mother go to the police.
March 2nd – Johnson was arrested at his home on suspicion of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl. Player has been suspended pending the outcome of a police investigation.
18th of March – His bail is extended and his suspension from playing for his club is lifted.
may 4th Johnson, his attorney and his father meet with the club to tell them he confessed to texting the 15-year-old and kissing her. He can still play.
May 24 – Sunderland avoids relegation and Johnson leaves for Dubai for bachelor party.
June 3 – Johnson formally pleads not guilty to three counts of sexual activity with a child and another count of grooming at Durham Crown Court.
February 6 – Johnson plays his last game for Sunderland, scores and throws his shirt into the crowd.
Feb. 10 – Johnson pleads guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child and one count of grooming.
February 11 – Sunderland fires Johnson.
12th of February – The player’s trial period begins.
March 2nd – Johnson found guilty of sexual activity with 15-year-old
March 24 – Johnson gets six years in prison.
March 16 Johnson loses an appeal against his conviction.
March 22nd – Johnson is released from prison halfway through his sentence.