Different worlds: Mario Balotelli’s mum Rose Barwuah earns just £6 an hour. But he (Balotelli) earns £120,000 a week, likes to drink vintage champagne straight from the bottle and once famously put hundreds of pounds on to a church collection plate.
But Mario Balotelli’s generosity doesn’t appear to extend to his mother, who works as a cleaner in an office only a few miles from her son’s £3million mansion.
46-year-old Rose Barwuah gave Mario Balotelli up for adoption when he was two, and she and her husband were living in poverty in a tiny flat in Brescia, Italy. Last Christmas she moved to the Manchester area to be near her notoriously eccentric son, now 21.
She and her husband, Thomas, who hails from Ghana, were advised to give him up when he was just 2 because he had a life-threatening intestinal condition made worse by their cramped living quarters.
Olufamous.com also gathered that Rose Barwuah has cried out, claiming the Balotelli family, who adopted Mario, had turned him against his original parents and she had to work hard to build a relationship with him.