Lionel Messi, globally famed as the best player and the winner of 5 Ballon d'Or hardly needs an introduction. 30-year-old Barcelona's star and the hope of Argentina National Team in the 2018 FIFA World Cup is estimated to be enjoying the net worth of $340 million with his successful career, and his successful married life with his wife is also not unnoticeable.
Messi is married to his long-time girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo and even shares 3 sons with her. Really, Messi has marked himself as an exemplary idol with successful relationship and career. Though relationship rumors have not spared him. Scroll down to know more about Lionel Messi's relationship, married life, children, family life, and relationship rumors.
The Argentina born footballer Messi really has stood up strong and firm in his relationship with Antonella since the couple's relationship got public in January 2009. Many of us may not know, but it is reported that Messi knew Antonella Roccuzzo since he was 5 years old as she is the cousin of Messi's best friend, Lucas Scaglia.
So, when did the couple started dating? As reported, after 7 years of departure from Argentina, the Barcelona star returned to his homeland in 2007 following the death of Antonella Roccuzzo's friend in an accident. And while comforting her, the couple relationship is alleged to have begun.
Though for a year, Messi and Antonella kept their relationship a secret before making it public in 2009 after a carnival in Sitges after the Barcelona–Espanyol derby. He told:
"Yes, I have a girlfriend. She is in Argentina. The truth is that I am well and I am relaxed."
Soon the couple was seen sharing lovely moments together. The couple relationship even made the highlights after sharing 2 sons before their marriage in 2017.
Well, after 9 years of dating, Messi and Antonella took their relationship to another level. Though, the detail of the couple's engagement is not out, the news of Messi's marriage with Roccuzzo crushed all the highlights.
On June 30, 2017, the couple got married in Messi's hometown in Rosario, Argentina. Well, 250 guests attended the wedding which included Messi's teammates Neymar, Luis Suarez, Sergio Aguero, Cesc Fabregas, Carles Puyol, Xavi Hernandez and former Barca player Samuel Eto.
Have a look at Messi and his wife with their son in the biggest moment.
It's reported that about 150 journalists were allowed to cover the event, though they were not given direct access to the ceremony or the party afterward. Also, the guests have had mobile phones banned, staffs were sworn to secrecy and over 450 police officers were implemented.
Later after their marriage, Messi and his wife shared the red-carpet kissing moment.
Well, we do also the video soon after the couple's wedding moment. Check this out.
Messi's fans even made the Tweet of the food menu in Messi's wedding.
Messi & Antonella's wedding food menu. pic.twitter.com/RnRH7X7m4G
— Leo Messi ?? (@WeAreMessi) June 24, 2017
It's been nearly a year since the couple's marriage and the couple free from the rumors and mishaps of separation is enjoying their happy married life.
The love of the couple is still the same after many years of togetherness, really nothing can fade away true love.
As far we all are aware of Messi's 2 sons before their marriage, but later in 2018, the family of 4 turned out to be 5. Let's know some more about the couple 3 sons: Thiago, Mateo, and Ciro.
Back in 2012, Messi made the hint of his girlfriend Antonella's pregnancy as he placed the ball under his shirt after scoring in Argentina's 4–0 win against Ecuador on June 2, 2012, later followed by his confirmation in an Interview.
Soon on November 2, 2012, Messi and his love welcomed their first son, Thiago and announced his son's arrival on Facebook writing:
"Today I am the happiest man in the world, my son was born and thanks to God for this gift!Thanks to my family for the support! A hug to everyone."
Then in April 2015, Messi again made the announcement of Antonella's pregnancy via his Facebook, with the caption "Can't wait to welcome you into our world!!! We love you! Thiago, mum and dad. ??."
And later, he welcomed his second son, Mateo, on September 11, 2015, in Barcelona.
After 2 years of Mateo's birth, Messi's family of 4 changed to the family of 5 after he and Antonella welcomed their third son Ciro. Back on 15 October 2017, his wife announced they were expecting their third child via Instagram post captioned "Family of 5."
And the happy 'baby cry' made Messi and his wife Antonella, parents for the third time, as the couple welcomed Ciro on March 10, 2018.
Messi even shared the cute moment of him and his newborn baby on his Instagram.
Have a look.
The family currently can be seen sharing lovely moments on the social media. Furthermore, they are free from the dark shadow of mishaps.
Let's take a look.
We wish them a lot of happiness.
Well, earlier to Roccuzzo, Lionel Messi was reported to be dating Argentine model Macarena Lemos, and the interesting part about the former couple is that as per her, in a TV show in October 2011, Messi’s mother had threatened her with a frying pan.
And talking about rumors, Messi was rumored to be dating Argentine singer Luciana Salazar in 2008. Though the rumors got dissolved later.