He’s enjoyed more than his fair share of romantic liaisons with a whole host of beautiful women.
But it would seem the tables have been turned on Mario Balotelli for once, with the 22-year-old footballer having had his heart broken by girlfriend Tabby Brown.
The Playboy model is said to have grown tired of the lack of attention she received from the Manchester City striker, and has since ran into the arms of R&B star Trey Songz, 28.
Dumped: Mario Balotelli is said to have been left heartbroken after Playboy model Tabby Brown called time on their seven-month relationship
And rather than take the end of the romance on the chin, the fiery Italian is said to have got ‘angry and upset’ with his former flame.
A friend of 28-year-old Tabby told The Sun newspaper: ‘It really did affect him. He got angry and upset and tried to pursue her. He had probably never been dumped before.’
It hadn’t been an easy ride for Tabby and Balotelli, with their seven-month relationship already put to the test when the footballer’s ex-girlfriend Raffaella Fico announced her pregnancy and subsequently gave birth to their baby daughter last month.
But Tabby is said to have been ‘swept off her feet’ by new man Trey.
A source added: ‘She wasn’t getting enough attention. Trey swept her off her feet.’
It’s not been a good week for Balotelli after he was pictured at the centre of a training ground fracas with his Manchester City manager, Roberto Mancini, on Thursday.
The City boss was reportedly forced to intervene after the footballer made a ‘horrendous’ tackle on fellow player Scott Sinclair.
Balotelli has enjoyed romantic liaisons with the likes of former hooker Jenny Thompson, glamour model Holly Henderson and reality star Khloe Evans in the past.
The star recently hit headlines once again after former underwear model Raffealla Fico, who gave birth to the former couple’s baby daughter Pia in December, accused him of not being interested in their child.
Speaking to Chi magazine, Raffaella said: ‘Mario for me is irresponsible. It came to a certain point where he was just not interested in anything, not in me, or our daughter.’
The footballing ace responded in a statement, saying: ‘I have asked my lawyer to take the necessary legal action to defend my honour which has been damaged by the declarations of Raffaella Fico to Chi.’