Who is Antonela Roccuzzo? All About Lionel Messi Wife!

Recently, Lionel Messi and the Argentine national football team won the World Cup after defeating France in a nail-biting final. Before Lionel Messi was universally hailed as the best soccer player on the planet, he was a friend of Antonela Roccuzzo’s

Both Messi and his wife, now 34 years old, grew up in Rosario, Argentina, which is where they first met. They have three boys, Thiago (10), Mateo (7), and Ciro (4). The couple went back to Rosario for their wedding in 2017.

Here’s the lowdown on the pair.

Who is Antonela Roccuzzo?

Antonela Roccuzzo is the wife of Lionel Messi, According to Vanity Fair Spain, Roccuzzo received a BA in humanities and social sciences from the National University of Rosario and then intended to pursue dental school. But after six months, she dropped out of school and relocated to Spain to be with Messi.

Roccuzzo is currently modeling and influencing social media.

Antonela & Messi met as teenagers in Argentina

The model’s cousin, Lucas Scaglia, set up the first meeting between the two when they were both young people in Rosario, Argentina. Messi began training with Barcelona when he was 13 years old, and he made his professional debut in 2004 at the age of 17.


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After being apart for some time, the couple got back together after Antonela’s best friend was killed in a vehicle accident. Yahoo! Sports reports that when Messi learned, he immediately boarded a plane to Rosario to comfort her.

The two began dating in 2008, but they didn’t tell anyone about it until the soccer player made it public in an interview the following year.

Antonela & Messi Wedding

It was dubbed Argentina’s “wedding of the century” when the Barcelona forward married Antonela. City Centre Hotel and Casino, located in their native Rosario, Argentina, played host to the event. Barcelona legends Xavi Hernandez, Carles Puyol, and Samuel Eto’o were also in attendance, along with Premier League talents Cesc Fabregas and Sergio Aguero.

Guests reportedly had their phones confiscated, employees were sworn to secrecy, and over 450 police officers were sent in to handle the issue. The couple was nervous about getting married in front of their two young children, Thiago and Mateo. The couple’s third son, Ciro, was born to Antonella on March 10, 2018.


Messi won the 2022 World Cup, and Antonela was there to see it

Argentina won the World Cup after defeating France in the final in December 2022. After Messi’s triumph, his teammates Roccuzzo, Thiago, Mateo, and Ciro, all of whom were wearing identical #10 jerseys, greeted him on the field for congratulatory hugs and photographs.


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I’m at a loss for words,” Roccuzzo lamented on Instagram. “To @leomessi, you have our undying admiration and pride. It was finally done, you are a world champion, we know what you suffered for so many years, and we know how badly you wanted to achieve this!!! Thank you for teaching us to never give up and to fight it until the finish.”

Here’s how Lionel Messi describes his wife

After being asked about his wife in an interview with Marca in 2019, Messi was asked what he admired most about her. Everything, he said in response. He gushed about her many great traits, including her cheerful disposition and resourcefulness in the face of adversity. Roccuzzo, the soccer star continued, is “extremely intelligent” and “excellent in all parts of life.”

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