Only 1 in a million manage to marry their childhood love. Luckily, Lionel Messi is one of them. His love story is one of the most unique ones, and it will make you believe in true love again!
This is the love story of Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo! It all started in 1996. Messi was just 9 years old! He was just a kid who dreamt of becoming a professional football player someday. Lucas Scaglia was the cousin of Antonella. Luckily Messi was friends with him. Young Messi met her in Lucas’s house for the first time. They were just kids at then. He was 9, and she was 8.
Lucas and Messi used to play PlayStation together at his house. One day they were playing, they were in the middle of a game when suddenly a girl came and asked if the boys needed anything. The girl was none other than Antonella!
It was love at first sight for Messi. He knew he wanted to stay with her forever, from the moment he saw her. Soon the two kids became friends. But life had to separate them. In the 2000s, Messi’s family traveled all the way to Barcelona. Messi went to Barcelona’s youth academy in search of a career. The couple stopped seeing each other for years.
At first, Messi tried to contact her, but things cooled off soon.
However, a tragedy brought them together again. In 2005, one of Antonella’s friend had passed away in a traffic accident.
She was depressed and just 17 at that time. Messi went all the way to Argentina upon hearing this. He wanted to be by her side. He was there to get her through that bad time. That’s when their relationship started.
But the couple kept it private at first. Messi had to go back to Barcelona, but the distance didn’t affect their love. It was stronger than ever. Messi soon became the icon of Argentina’s football!
At the age of 21, Messi made his relationship with Antonella public. They maintained a long-distance relationship for 3 more years! The couple married officially in 2017! The pair have been inseparable since then. They have 3 beautiful children together, Thiago, Ciro, and Mateo. Their love story still remains one of the most beautiful and unique ones!