Lionel Messi's love story with childhood-friend-turned-wife Antonella

Updated: Jun 30, 2019, 11:45
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    Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo have known each other since the age of five. They were friends who became lovers later on

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    Antonella Roccuzzo is the cousin of Lionel Messi's childhood and closest friend Lucas Scaglia, also a footballer

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    In 2008, at the age of 20, Lionel Messi entered a relationship with Antonella Rocuzzo. Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo confirmed their relationship in 2009

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    Lionel Messi Messi and Antonella's wedding ceremony was not really religious one

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    In order to celebrate Antonella being pregnant for the first time, Messi stuck a ball under his jersey after scoring a goal in 2012

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    Lionel Messi and Antonella with their son Thiago. He was born in 2012

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    Messi, Antonella with their sons Thiago and Mateo during the latter's birthday. Mateo was born in 2015

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    Messi and Antonella have three sons - Thiago, Mateo and Ciro who was born in 2018

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    Lionel Messi and his wife Antonella caught in an intimate moment

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    Lionel Messi and Antonella at City Center Rosario complex and the Pullman Hotel

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    Messi and Antonella have decided to give donations to Leo Messi foundation as wedding gifts

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    Antonella Roccuzzo is besties with footballer Cesc Fabregas' wife Daniella Seimaan

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    In pic: The couple relax during one of their night outing

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    In pic: Messi and Antonella during an event. Don't they look cute together?

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    Lionel Messi is Barcelona's most prolific footballer and has a number of records to his name.

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    In pic: Lionel Messi and Antonella during a night of clubbing

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    In pic: Lionel Messi and Antonella get into selfie mode

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    The couple are always smiling, which shows that they have found happiness in each other

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    In pic: Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo looking dapper in black

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    In pic: Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo with their sons Thiago and Mateo during Christmas

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About The Gallery

Lionel Messi, captain of the Argentina team currently playing at the ongoing 2019 Copa America, turns 32 today. Lionel Messi and his childhood friend Antonella Roccuzzo are one of the cutest couples in sports today. On his birthday, we look at a different side to him and how they keep the romance alive

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