We live in a world where true love is tough to find. But again, never impossible. The iconic football player Lionel Messi is well-known for his master skills. However, are you well aware of his love story with Antonela Roccuzzo? Well, fret not because we are here to enlighten to about the same. The love story of Messi and his wife, Antonela Roccuzzo, is one fine example of how true love still exists. In addition, we bet that you would be astounded to know the tale of their childhood friendship to adulthood love.
If you are curious and cannot wait further, then we won’t take much of your time. Read on to learn the love story of Leo and Antonela.
How Did Lionel Messi And Antonela Roccuzzo Meet?
When they first met, Messi and Antonela were only 8-9 years old. Yes, you are reading it absolutely right. They met at Antonela’s cousin, Lucas Scagila’s place. Lucas and Lionel were friends from before. They were players at Newell’s Old Boys, the children’s soccer. That is where their friendship formed. One fine summer, Lucas invited Lionel to spend vacations with his family.
It was there when Antonela and Messi met for the first time. In addition, as per reports, Messi was playing PlayStation, and Antonela asked him if he needed anything. At that very moment, Messi was completely lovestruck. During those childhood days, they used to play on the streets like every other kid. That is how their fondness for one another took its birth.
The Duo Had To Part Ways In 2000
When Lionel Messi turned 11, he received devastating news about his health condition. He was diagnosed with something that is called a growth hormone disorder. Furthermore, this saddening revelation made the chances of his career falling into the pit higher. However, his father, Jorge Messi, did everything in order to look for a team who could pay for Leo’s medical treatment.
In 2000, when Messi turned 13, FC Barcelona agreed to pay for his medical treatments. However, this made him and his family move from Argentina to Spain. The move was highly beneficial for him because it made him what he is known for today, a legend. After his move, he helped his club win more than two dozen league titles and tournaments. Everything seemed perfect from the outside; however, he couldn’t help but think about Antonela, who was still in Rosario, Argentina.
Tragedy Reunited Lionel Messi Antonela Roccuzzo
As per the reports of Vanity Fair, Antonela Roccuzzo was a dental medicine student in her hometown. Back in 2005, Antonela faced a heartwrenching tragedy when she lost her very close friend in a car accident. Furthermore, what is worth noting is that at that time, she was only 17 years old meanwhile Messi was 18 years old.
When Messi received this news and learned how devastated Antonela was, he immediately flew to Argentina to be by her side. If this is not true love, then what is? Finally, this duo was reunited and never looked back. In 2009, Messi was asked in an interview about his personal life. In that interview, he made his love for Antonela public by mentioning that there is someone in Argentina.
Start Of A Family And The Star-Studded Marriage
Antonela soon moved to Messi’s house in Castelldefels, Barcelona. This move marked the beginning of their life as a couple. In 2012, they welcomed their first child Thiago Messi to the world. In 2015 their second son Mateo and 2018, their third son Ciro also, was born.
Just as Messi’s career grew, so made his family and his love for his soon-to-be wife. On June 30th, 2017, the couple decided to tie knots. Back in their hometown, Rosario, the couple threw a star-studded wedding. It was attended by plenty of football stars, and with their beautiful three kids, it was a perfect day for both of them.
The couple is stronger than ever, and we wish them the best in their lives. What are your thoughts about their love story? Do tell us via the comments below.
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