AC Milan star Balotelli discusses his split with Raffaella and daughter Pia
Balotelli has broken up with Raffaella Fico and their daughter Pia, who was born on December 5.
He told Vanity Fair: "I will not talk about someone who doesn't interest me anymore. I am no longer part of her world, which is the entertainment business. When I have something to say to her, I do it in private.
"Of course I think about the baby. With the story I had growing up, do you think I'd leave her without a father? If it has happened so far, it is not my fault. I am not a nasty person. In fact, at times I am too naively good-natured.
"I would like to meet her and really hope she is my daughter. I have no intention of running away, in fact I'd be truly happy if she was my flesh and blood. However, I ask respect for a situation that is not as simple as it looks.
"There are complex legal issues that have to be faced carefully, for the good of everyone, and not through interviews."