PAEDOPHILE Adam Johnson is devastated after his partner dumped him — for a League One footballer jailed over two nightclub attacks.
Stacey Flounders, mum of Johnson’s two-year-old daughter, gave him the push on the phone and told him she was seeing bad-boy Bolton striker Gary Madine, 26.
She broke the news to jailed Johnson after the ex-Sunderland and England winger’s family confronted her about the new romance and told her to come clean.
A source said: “Adam is in pieces about Stacey’s romance with Gary and his family are absolutely fuming because they thought she would stand by him.
“They think Stacey is a turncoat and are worried about the impact it will have on Adam in jail.
“He’s absolutely gutted. As far as he was concerned he was still with Stacey — so he feels like he has been betrayed.
“He has another two years left in prison and was making plans for rebuilding his life with her when he got out.
“His family think Stacey should move out of Johnson’s home. But she also has their daughter Ayla to think about.
“It’s not surprising she’s moved on romantically after what she’s gone through with Adam. But he’s taken it really badly.
“What makes it worse is that Johnson knows Gary from the football circuit and knows he’s a big, burly lad.
“They have never played alongside each other but have lined up against each other. Johnson is absolutely choked.”
GistApex told this week how Johnson, 29, convicted of sexual activity with a 15-year-old fan, made vile comments about his victim to fellow inmates at HMP Moorland, South Yorks.
He was filmed on video claiming he wished he had raped her and insisting he was only sentenced to six years because he was famous.
Johnson said he would not have been jailed if he was “Joe Public.”
Madine is said to have met Stacey, 29, through friends.
They have been dating for two months and she is said to be “besotted” with Madine, who scored for League One Bolton as they won 2-0 at Port Vale yesterday in a game marred by crowd trouble.
He was sentenced to 18 months in 2014 for attacking two fans in separate nightclub assaults. He had a previous conviction for attacking a man in a pub.
At his trial, his solicitor blamed Madine’s nightclub attacks on “drink, childish behaviour and a temper problem.”
Madine, then a Sheffield Wednesday player, served four months behind bars.
On his release he vowed to “never let anyone down again.” But a few weeks later he was caught on film hurling abuse at road workers while sitting in his £100,000 Mercedes.
Johnson, who played for England 12 times, owns two houses in Castle Eden, near Hartlepool. One is being built and the other is where Stacey lives.
His 24-year-old sister Faye will move into his new house while he continues serving his prison sentence. Stacey will have to move out of the other home, which will be sold.
Johnson, who now works in the prison joinery, was jailed in March 2016 for grooming, kissing and touching a 15-year-old fan he met outside Sunderland’s ground.
He appealed against his sentence and conviction. Both appeals were rejected.
Stacey has been pictured visiting him in jail with their daughter. Yesterday Johnson was visited by his dad Dave and Faye, who led campaigns supporting his appeals.
Asked about her new romance yesterday, Stacey said: “I don’t want to comment on that. I don’t want to say anything.”
She also declined to discuss Johnson’s video comments.
A spokesman for Madine said: “We don’t comment on personal matters.”