Disgraced ex-footballer Adam Johnson strolls with family and newborn

Disgraced ex-England player Adam Johnson and girlfriend Stacey Flounders are seen taking daughter and newborn son on walk after rekindling their romance during lockdown

  • Ex-Sunderland star Johnson, 34, was seen hugging partner Stacey Flounders, 31
  • Couple, who live in County Durham, were walking son Arley and daughter Ayla, 6
  • Pair had split after Johnson was convicted of sexual activity with a girl aged 15 

Disgraced ex-footballer Adam Johnson was all smiles while out for a stroll with his girlfriend and two children at the weekend. 

The former England and Sunderland star, 34, was pictured hugging partner Stacey Flounders, 31, as she pushed a pram carrying newborn son Arley. 

Their six-year-old daughter Ayla was also present for the family day out at Hardwick County Park, in Sedgefield.  

Ms Flounders had split from Johnson after he was jailed for having sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl in 2016. 

However they are said to have rekindled their relationship during lockdown, leading to the birth of their baby boy last month. 

Disgraced Adam Johnson, 34, and partner Stacey Flounders, 31, are all smiles as they embrace during a walk with their newborn son Arley and daughter Ayla, aged six

Johnson donned a black T-shirt, grey tracksuit bottoms and white Nike trainers as he laughed and smiled alongside Ms Flounders, who was sporting a long black puffy jacket and trainers

The family live in a £500,000 detached home in County Durham – although they are reportedly considering a move abroad. 

Johnson donned a black T-shirt, grey tracksuit bottoms and white Nike trainers as he laughed and smiled alongside Ms Flounders, who was sporting a long black puffy jacket and trainers. 

A friend recently told the Sun the couple had ‘been through a lot’ but that Ms Flounders is ‘happier now than ever’. 

Sources had said Ms Flounders never hated him or viewed him as a paedophile, despite his conviction.  

The couple started rebuilding their life together during lockdown ‘when they were spending lots of time with each other looking after their daughter’, the source added.    

Johnson was sentenced to six years’ jail and served half before being released in 2019.

The couple split around the time of the jury’s verdicts and Ms Flounder’s friends said she then struggled to get by and had to supplement her income with tax credits.

She went on to date then-Sheffield Wednesday footballer Gary Madine, before getting back together with Johnson during the pandemic.  

Johnson earned around £60,000-a-week before his offences were exposed.

The pair met in 2011 and had moved in together in 2012 after he signed for Sunderland. 

He and the former air hostess lived in a £2million mansion in County Durham.

Johnson reunited with his ex-girlfriend Ms Flounders (pictured with Johnson at Bradford Crown Court in February 2016) and gave birth to their second child last month

The pair met in 2011 and had moved in together in 2012 after he signed for Sunderland. He and former air hostess lived in a £2million mansion in County Durham 

After his conviction, Johnson was stripped of the 12 England caps he had collected between 2010 and 2012.

He was also sacked by Sunderland and saw his £10,000 sponsorship deal with adidas ripped up.   

Upon his release, he issued a statement and said he ‘would like to take this opportunity to publicly express my remorse for my actions’ which ‘led to my conviction and imprisonment’.

He apologised to friends and family and thanked any members of the public who supported him.

An ex-England and Sunderland winger, Johnson was a member of the Manchester City squad that won the FA Cup in 2011 and their first Premier League title in 2012. 


Disgraced footballer Adam Johnson was jailed in March 2016 after he was convicted of sexual activity with a 15-year-old following a trial at Bradford Crown Court.

Johnson had admitted grooming the girl and a separate, less serious charge of sexual activity with her.

Passing sentence, Judge Jonathan Rose said Johnson had caused his victim ‘severe psychological harm’.

Johnson admitted kissing the girl in his car and grooming her with hundreds of social media messages. 

All the charges relate to an incident in Johnson’s Range Rover when he met up with the girl in County Durham on January 30, 2015.

In a statement read by a police officer outside court, Johnson’s teenage victim said: ‘I felt used and let down by him.

‘It’s been the hardest year of my life and I’ve had to face so much abuse after he claimed his innocence.’

She added: ‘There have been times when I’ve tried not to show people how upset I am, but sometimes it hasn’t been possible and I’d just cry. I’ve felt so broken.’

The jury heard how Johnson, who played for England 12 times, began exchanging hundreds of messages with the girl on social media at New Year 2015.

He eventually agreed to meet her to sign football shirts but it was during a second meeting, after he inquired about a ‘thank you kiss’, that the sexual activity happened.

After Johnson’s trial, a row erupted over just how much Sunderland AFC knew about what their player had done when they let him play on before finally sacking him earlier this year after his guilty pleas.

The club said it was ‘so very sorry’ for letting down their 15-year-old fan after  hief executive Margaret Byrne resigned. 

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