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Adam Johnson has become a father to a second child after rekindling his relationship with ex-girlfriend Stacey Flounders.

The pair got back together during lockdown and have now welcomed a baby boy into the world.

Flounders was pregnant with their first child during Johnson's trial five years ago.

The disgraced former England, Manchester City and Sunderland player was jailed for six years in 2016 for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old schoolgirl.

Johnson, who has since been stripped of his 12 England caps, admitted to kissing and grooming a girl 12 years his junior before later being found guilty of more serious child sexual assault.

Flounders dumped Johnson during the 2016 trial
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The court heard how the now-34-year-old abused his celebrity status in a "calculated, considered and carefully orchestrated" way as they met in his Range Rover in 2015. Johnson unsuccessfully attempted to overturn the conviction.

Johnson was released in March 2019, serving half of his six-year sentence.

Flounders split with the former Premier League ace as the scale of his infidelity became clear during his 2016 trial.

She described him as "an arrogant man who lied and lied to me" before adding "I’m not standing by you any more. I’m moving out."

Johnson served half of his six-year jail term.
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However, a friend of Johnson has now revealed that she did not hate him and has since spent plenty of time with her former lover, even moving in with him.

"She knew he made mistakes and was furious with him for all of his cheating," a pal told The Sun.

The friend added: "Adam and Stacey are both thrilled to be parents again – and to have a little boy.

"She thinks he is a brilliant dad and they always wanted a sibling for their daughter."

The pair now share a £500,000 mansion in County Durham, but Johnson is believed to be considering a move abroad for himself and his family.

Johnson featured for England.
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During his sentencing, Judge Jonathan Rose said the victim had "suffered severe psychological harm" and he accused Johnson of having repeatedly lied.

Upon his release from prison, Johnson released a short statement.

It read: "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."