Wife of Lionel Messi: From Childhood Friends to Married Couple

Lionel Messi's wife

Lionel Messi’s Wife: One of the greatest football players of all time, Messi will face Croatia in the semi-finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in a bid to win the trophy he has long wanted. You might know all about Messi but did you know that his wife Antonella Roccuzzo is also a celebrity.

Antonela, who has 22 million Instagram followers and hails from the same hometown as Messi, has been the Argentine’s best friend since a young age. From the start, Antonela Roccuzzo has been alongside Lionel Messi. Messi’s love for his wife hasn’t changed despite all the fame and glory that has come from becoming one of the best players in the world. They had initially had a long-distance relationship, but a tragedy brought them closer and they have been inseparable ever since.

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They were friends since childhood

Messi and Antonela are both Rosario natives. Since the age of five, they had been friends. She was a friend of Messi’s cousin, and despite her introverted demeanor, the striker frequently visited her house to meet her. Messi moved to Barcelona to pursue his footballing dreams in 2007 but still returned home to console Antonela after a friend of his died in a car crash. Since then, the two have been dating.

Roccuzzo chose to continue his graduate studies in dentistry while obtaining his bachelor’s degree in humanities and social sciences. However, she decided to leave school early to be near Messi, who was living in Barcelona.

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The couple married in 2017

She started a boutique with her friend Sofia Balbi, the wife of Messi’s former Barca teammate Luis Suarez, and landed a modeling contract with fashion designer Ricky Sarkany in 2016. In Rosario, Argentina, where they both grew up, Messi married his childhood sweetheart in June 2017. ‘Wedding of the Century’ in Argentina was the nickname given to their wedding celebration. The celebration brought together a large number of former companions of Messi, including Gerard Pique and his wife Shakira.

She frequently shares photos of her family, including her three children Thiago, Matteo and Ciro on Instagram where she has 22 million followers. Antonella is quite famous in her own right. It also advertises a variety of brands.

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