Lionel Messi isn’t just a footballer. He is a phenomenon and one of the greatest players in the world who had graced the beautiful game with his creative genius on the pitch.
Starting off as a teenager for Barcelona to becoming a household name and an absolute GOAT, there is no denying the fact that he has been a great ambassador of football. But ,As it is said that behind every successful man, there is a woman and this stands true in the case of our beloved Lionel Messi.
Lionel Messi and his wife Antonella Roccuzzo are one of the most adorable couples who have managed to capture the attention of the entire world with their love for each other. Therefore, on the occasion of Lionel Messi’s 34 birthday let’s revisit his beautiful love story with his wife Antonella Roccuzzo.
Love is when childhood sweethearts become Mr. and Mrs and the belief will sound more promising when you get to know the love story of Messi and Antonella.
The forward’s relationship with his partner Antonella Roccuzzo goes way back in childhood. The two met each other as kids in 1996 when Antonella’s cousin and Lionel Messi’s friend from Newell’s Old Boys Youth Academy, Lucas Scaglia began spending time in Rosario. Both of them spend a lot of time together on the shores of the Parana River, and at just nine years of age, the future Barcelona superstar was already head over heels for Antonella.
The two cuties became close friends as kids but we’re separated as Lionel Messi, with his father moved to Catalonia to start his football journey at heavyweights Barcelona. Both Messi and Antonella remained apart for years but were reunited in 2005 when a friend of Antonella’s died in a traffic accident. Antonella was just 17 and had a very bad time then.She spent several days without going to school. as soon as Messi got to know about the tragic loss of Antonella’s friend, he quickly traveled to Argentina to be at her side. He was there to comfort her through the way.
Like a chapter from a novel, Messi feels quickly for Antonella. It was then that their relationship progressed, but they chose to keep it private. Their relationship was unknown until 2009 when on Catalan Channel TV3, The Barcelona star revealed that he had a girlfriend back in Argentina.
Following the revelation, Antonella was seen attending several of Argentina’s games and after the 2010 World Cup eventually moved in with Lionel Messi .In November 2012, the couple welcomed their first son, Thiago. Three years later, Mateo was welcomed into the world.
The couple finally tied the knot in 2017 in a huge ceremony in Argentina’s hometown of Rosario which was attended by several footballing superstars around the world, and the later year the couple welcomed their third and youngest son Ciro.
It is evident that the lives of Messi and Antonella were destined to be together. Messi knew that he loved her and Antonella had sufficient patients to wait for him. Although the greatest footballer is Antonella’s favourite but she doesn’t like football at all.
The couple is very much satisfied with their marriage life and we wish their small family to live happily forever.