Roman Bellic (1977- 2008, Deal, optional) is a character in Grand Theft Auto IV and the 31-year old cousin of GTA IV's protagonist, Niko Bellic. Roman was born in Eastern Europe but moved to Liberty City in 1998, aged twenty-one. He later claims to be living the "American Dream" and that he has two women, four hot tubs and fifteen sports cars. This prompts Niko to join him in America, where Niko discovers he owns a small, gritty taxi firm, a small, roach infested apartment in Broker, and has large gambling debts, owed to the Albanians and Vladimir Glebov. Roman is also the boyfriend, later husband, of Mallorie Bardas, and the nephew of Milica Bellic. Roman is significantly overweight, and he sometimes gets very annoyed at Niko, especially when it comes to him getting involved in crime.