Raheem Sterling Has Three Kids — Inside the England National Team Soccer Star's Fatherhood

Bettina Dizon
Jul 08, 2021
01:23 P.M.
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Manchester City star Raheem Sterling is one of the most sought after players in the English Premier League. In addition to this, he is a proud dad to three children. Here's a look into his role as a father.

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Raheem Sterling is best known for his impressive skills as a midfielder for the English football club Manchester City. However, outside of his career, the 25-year-old is a proud family man with three beautiful kids.

Sterling is a father to nine-year-old daughter Melody Rose whom he welcomed with his ex-girlfriend, Melissa Clarke, in 2012. The forward is also a dad to sons, Thiago, four, and two-year-old Thai, whom he shares with his current partner, Paige Milan.

Raheem Sterling of Manchester City in action during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on November 8, 2020. | Photo: Getty Images

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BEHIND THE SCENES

When Sterling is not showing off his skills on the football pitch, he enjoys sharing precious moments with his kids on social media. In August last year, Sterling posted a photo of himself hanging out with his sons on a boat.

While the proud father held Thai in his hands, Thiago adorably stood next to his dad as they posed. Captioning the image, he wrote:

"Rich in Love."

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Last year, when Sterling's daughter, Melody Rose, turned eight, and as expected, the footballer spared no words in showing the world just how much his little girl means to him.

Taking to Instagram, he shared a post featuring two pictures of Melody donning a colorful printed two-piece outfit. In the first slide, the father-daughter duo smiled while striking a pose for the camera.

The second slide featured a solo photo of Melody flashing an adorable smile while standing in front of a cute birthday cake. Sterling accompanied the images with a caption wishing Melody a happy birthday, adding that the little girl has single-handedly changed his life.

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LIFE AS A DAD

Sterling is fully dedicated to being a great father to his kids. Last year, he opened up about his life as a father, noting that he tries to give his kids the love he did not get as a child.

Soon his talent was discovered by the Liverpool football academy, which signed him at the age of 15.

He lost his father when he was only two, and without a doubt, this had a huge impact on his life. However, despite all of this, Sterling is hell-bent on giving his children the life he did not get as a child. Safe to say, he is well on his way.

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LIFE WITH PAIGE

In a previous interview, the father-of-three said, “Having my own kids, I make sure I give them that love from the father figure that I didn’t have. And I think that’s probably helped me feel better as well.”

Luckily, he does not have to go through parenthood alone as his fiance and the mother of his kids Thiago and Thai, Paige Milian. The couple first met as teenagers and now live together in the athlete's Cheshire home.

In 2018, Sterling proposed to Milian and planned to get married in 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 constraints, the paid had to push back their wedding plans.

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LIFE AS AN ATHLETE

While balancing time with his kids and fiancee, Sterling remains a dedicated athlete, inspiring people around the globe. His career began at a young age and progressed with the help of his coaches, mentors, and family.

Soon his talent was discovered by the Liverpool football academy, which signed him at the age of 15. His mentors saw, not only talent, but hunger for success and humility in the boy, making him the perfect mentee.

Although Sterling’s story, bother personal and career-wise, was not one filled with roses, it brought him to the right path with the right people who support him.

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