Adam Johnson and Stacey Flounders are expecting their second child after reuniting during lockdown, it is claimed (Image: Daily Mirror)
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Paedophile former footballer Adam Johnson is set to become a dad again after getting back with his ex, a pal claims.
The shamed ex-England international, 34, is said to be expecting a child with girlfriend Stacey Flounders after getting back together in lockdown.
Johnson, who played for Manchester City, Middlesbrough and Sunderland before he was jailed for sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl, is considering moving abroad with his family, according to The Sun.
A friend of Stacey's told the newspaper she was pregnant and back together with Johnson, saying: "She knew he made mistakes and was furious with him for all of his cheating."
Shamed Adam Johnson is considering moving his family abroad, it is claimed
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Johnson was released in March 2019 after serving half his six year sentence.
Stacey was pregnant with the couple's first child when Johnson began communicating with the underage girl.
She sensationally split with the footballer during his trial as the scale of his infidelity became clear.
However she did not hate him, the friend said, and they have been spending more time together looking after their daughter.
Stacey sees Johnson as a "brilliant dad"- but warned he would get no second chances.
The friend said: “This is a new chapter in their lives and Stacey couldn’t be happier."
Johnson admitted two charges relating to kissing the girl and meeting her with intent after grooming her.
Stacey split with Johnson during the trial
And he was convicted by a jury of a further offence of sexual activity with a child when they met in his Range Rover in 2015, a conviction which he unsuccessfully attempted to overturn.
At the time Stacey announced the couple had split, describing the footballer as "an arrogant man who lied and lied to me".
The couple are now living together in a £500,000 mansion in County Durham, but Johnson is considering moving his family abroad.
Stacey met Johnson in 2011, and his trial heard that while he was texting the 15-year-old, she was messaging him talking about trying to repair their relationship.
Adam Johnson representing England in 2012
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After learning about the scale of his infidelity during the court case, she announced: “I’m not standing by you any more. I’m moving out.”
During sentencing, Judge Jonathan Rose said the victim had "suffered severe psychological harm" and he accused Johnson of having repeatedly lied.
In a statement released after he was freed, Johnson said: "I am very sorry for the effect my conduct had on those directly and indirectly involved. It should never have happened and I deeply regret what I did.
"I now want to concentrate on the future and want to demonstrate through my actions that I am committed to repaying them for their support."