The Surprising Love Story of Leonel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo

The true love story between Leo Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo
Photo Credit: Getty Image

Leonel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo friendship that have today turned into the duo into life partner began in 1996.

Messi and Lucas Scaglia, the nephew of Antonella and Leo’s pal in the Newell’s Old Boys youth system, started spending time together in Rosario.

Lionel Messi, was born in 1987 in Rosario, Argentina while Antonella Roccuzzo, born in 1986 in Rosario, Argentina but it doesn’t make a difference,

They would be followed by Antonella, as they would head to the shore of the river Parana.

Leo was just nine years old, but he was already in love with the daughter of the director of the Rosario grocery chain.

Many who know him note that, as a child, he would write letters stating that Antonella would be his girlfriend one day.

The friendship became established only when he turned 21-years-old.

It was broadcast in January 2009 on ‘Hat Trick Barça’ by the Catalan channel ‘TV3’.

They asked him, “Do you have a girlfriend?” and Leo Messi said, “Yes, I have a girlfriend. She is in Argentina. The truth is that I am well and I am relaxed.”

From that moment on, Antonella Roccuzzo was linked to the life of Messi, who had already had a close friendship with Leo.

The Surprising Love Story of Leonel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo
Leonel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo. Photo Credit: Getty Image

When the Barça star left to go to the Catalan capital, Antonella, who studied at the Latin American Education Center, took a different route to Leo.

Antonella was in a relationship with another Rosario neighbor, one that lasted three years, when Messi began on his journey to become a footballer.

The death in a car crash of a friend of Antonella’s led to the revived encounter of Antonella and Leo.

According to ‘Infobae’, Messi learned of the tragedy and quickly travelled to Argentina to be at her side. It was then that their relationship progressed, but they chose to keep it private.

Messi returned to Barcelona and Antonella started studying dentistry at the National University of Rosario, leaving the course six months later and trying her hand with social communication, which she had practiced for a year.

Antonella’s friends state that on July 20, 2007, she disclosed her relationship with Messi to them.

Despite this, before the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the announcement that the relationship was established occurred.

Roccuzzo traveled to Barcelona for the first time and settled in with Leo Messi.

An open secret was confirmed on June 2, 2012, in a celebration after a goal against Ecuador in the Monumental stadium: Antonella was pregnant with Thiago, the first child of the pair, conceived on November 2, 2012.

Messi later announced on social media in the 2014/15 season that Antonella was expecting their second child, Mateo, born on September 11, 2015.

It is clear that one wonderful love tale was destined to be the lives of Leo Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo.

He already knew he was in love with her, and she had the patience to wait for him.


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