Messi got married to Antonella Roccuzzo: It was a wedding of the century!
God of soccer Lionel Messi and his childhood love got married at a ceremony in his Argentine hometown, Rosario, attended by some of the biggest names in soccer. About 250 guests attended the marriage of Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo at a luxury hotel. It was a huge and beautiful wedding. They included Messi’s Barcelona teammates Neymar, Luis Suarez and Gerard Pique, who was joined by his wife, Colombian pop star Shakira. Messi’s former teammates such as Carles Puyol and Cesc Fabregas also attended.
It was a beautiful wedding where journalists were invited as well. About 150 journalists were allowed to cover the event that Argentina’s largest newspaper Clarin variously called “the wedding of the year” and “the wedding of the century.” Lot of onlookers gathered before the wedding near the heavily guarded site hoping to snap photos of the soccer stars.
Messi and his family
Messi, 30, grew up in a lower-middle-class neighbourhood in Rosario along with two brothers and a sister. He made his career into football and now he is one of the most recognized footballers of the world. His bride, 29, is the cousin of a close Messi friend and the new couple has been close friends since meeting at a young age.
Messi and Roccuzzo stayed in touch after he left to play soccer in Spain at the age of 13 and they eventually started a romantic relationship in the late 2000s.
Roccuzzo moved to Barcelona, where the couple lives with their two sons: Thiago, 4, and Mateo, 1. But they often return to their native Rosario.
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