Antonella Roccuzzo has been the perfect support system to one of the world’s most popular football players. Read on to know everything about her and how she manages this remarkable feat. Lionel Messi is one of the most popular players around, and it is only natural that his fans are interested to know who is cheering from the sidelines for him! Read on to know everything about his wife, Antonela Roccuzzo. Who is Antonela and what facts can we tell you about her? Read on and find out.
Where is she from?
Antonella was born on February 26, 1988, in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentine, to a family of hard workers. Her father was a businessman, her mother was a housewife, and she had two sisters, Carla and Paula. She and Lionel’s family were already close, and her brother was a friend to the future superstar of the football game. Since childhood, the pair had been good friends. Messi has always been into the sport, and when he was five, he was a part of a children’s team called Grandolini. The athlete’s father was the coach until he switched to a club Newell’s Old Boys, where he played for thirteen years.
However, when Lionel was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency as a child, he had to move away to join Barcelona FC, who agreed to pay for his expensive treatments. He was a gifted player, and that led to him joining the national team but moved away from his hometown.
Meanwhile, Antonella stayed put, continued her schooling, and graduated from the National University of Rosario. She became interested in a career in nutrition but somehow started modeling that lead to her being obsessed with eating healthy and maintaining her figure.
She revealed that she was a shy kid who barely had any friends. When Lionel used to visit in breaks, they would spend time together.
The start of forever
Lionel only ever dated two girls before he started dating his now-wife, Luciana Salasar and Macarena Lemos. Since 2008, he has stuck to this one relationship after being friends for more than two decades. The star player revealed that he has always been in love with her but never had the guts to ask her out. Had it not been for his cousin, the pair would never have happened!
After dating for two years, the sweet couple got engaged in a private ceremony in 2010 and got married in 2017. The ceremony was conducted in their hometown to pay homage to the countless memories spent there. The venue where the event took place was guarded by 200 people as celebrities from all over the world had arrived to witness the blessed union. Instead of gifts, they requested the wealthy to give donations to the fund Fundación Leo Messi.
They have three sons Thiago, Mateo, Ciro. Messi even has a tattoo on his left leg that has the name of his firstborn inked!
A private affair
Since Roccuzzo hails from a small town and never seriously pursued a modeling career, despite having the features and build for it, she remains shy. Marrying someone popular did not change her nature, and she prefers to keep away from the limelight. The beauty even has her Instagram on private, despite having millions of followers!
After the magical pair got together, the effect on Messi was almost instant and in a positive way! His never-ending streak of winning started, and it was all attributed to his now-wife and newborn baby. Reportedly, when Thiago was born, it was extremely hard to keep the father-son duo apart as the player wanted to spend all his remaining time with his cute baby. It is said the Lionel is extremely caring and affectionate towards his friends, family, and especially towards, Roccuzzo.
A new entrepreneur
Currently, Antonella has her hands full of managing her ever-growing family and new business. Apart from being a social media sensation, she recently opened a designer footwear shop in partnership with Ricky Sarkany, a shoe designer, and Sofia, Luis Suarez’s wife. She can also be seen endorsing different brands and seem to be climbing to new heights! Her net worth is estimated to be around $20 million. However, we anticipate that the number could be much higher given how wealthy her husband is!
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