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Last Updated: June 20th 2020, 8:30 pm

Messi wife - Antonella Roccuzzo

Lionel Messi is a professional football player, who plays for the Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team. Undoubtedly, he is one of the greatest football players of all time.

But what we know about his personal life? Is he married, or single, does he have any children, lets find out!

Who is Antonella Roccuzzo?

Antonella Roccuzzo was born on 26th February 1988 in Rosario Argentina, which also is the hometown of Messi. She comes from a family of a businessman and a homemaker.


The Argentinian beauty has two sisters Carla Roccuzzo and Paula Roccuzzo, and spent most of her early life in her hometown, where she eventually has met her future husband.


Antonella studied for health nutritionist as well as odontology and social communication, but eventually she became a model. Her desires were to become a dentist or a nutritionist, but when she moved to Barcelona, Spain, her life changed so did her passion.


You can find Antonella Roccuzzo Instagram here.

How did Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo meet?

 Messi and Antonella know each other from a very young age. They both lived in Rosario, where they actually met.


The 32-year-old model met Messi when they were just five years old through her cousin Lucas Scaglia, who is also a professional footballer and was Messi's best friend at the time. Messi admitted that he regularly visited Roccuzzo’s house, just to see her.


However, the two parted their ways to chase their dreams, but in 2007 they reconnected again, when one of Roccuzzo’s close friends died in a car crash and Messi traveled all back to Argentina to support her.


The couple kept their relationship private for couple of years, but eventually Messi confirmed that they are dating in an interview in 2009. After that, they were seen at a carnival after the derby between Barcelona and Espanyol, and soon afterwards, they started going everywhere together.

In 2017 the lovely couple finally got married after almost a decade of dating. Their wedding took place in the luxurious hotel name Hotel City Center in Rosario.


Many famous stars attended the couple's wedding, such as Cesc Fabregas, Xavi, Sergio Aguero, Carles Puyol and all Messi's teammates from Barcelona.


Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo family

 The couple have three sons: Thiago Messi, Mateo Messi and Ciro Messi.


Their first son Thiago was born in 2012. During a game with Ecuador, Messi scored a goal and as a celebration he placed the ball under his shirt and two weeks later the couple announced that they are expecting their first child.


In 2015 their second boy was born, Mateo. Messi had to take time off the pitch to attend to the birth of his second child. However, the couple was not finished yet. Just a year after they got married Antonella gave birth to their third son Ciro in 2018.


We are all expecting that Messi's sons will follow his steps, as Cristiano Ronaldo's son Cristiano Jr. did. Who do not want to see the greatest football rivalry continue?


Antonella personality


The Argentine beauty seems to be very shy in the public eye, but her inner circle sees her other way.


Over the years, Lionel Messi wife managed to make strong bonds with other famous football wives such as Cesc Fabregas' wife Daniella Semaan and Suarez's wife, Sofia Balbi. Those kind of relationships expanded her territories and get friends in high places.


However, she is also a combination of both beauty and brains as she loves to read a lot. Roccuzzo posted several times photos of her vacationing while reading.


Obviously, Messi got very lucky as he got very beautiful and smart wife, who is also his fan number one. Antonella was spotted many times cheering for her husband. She is always by his side to support him wherever he goes.