Their first meeting took place when Messi was just five. and now just less than a week after turning 30, Messi and Antonella are getting married. This is what we know about Messi's main confidante.
Messi is believed to have celebrated his 30th birthday with family and friends in Rosario earlier this week, however he kept out of the limelight ahead of his upcoming bash. The pair have two sons namely Thiago and Mateo.
She attended university in Argentina - studying odotology before switching to social communication - and then moved to Barcelona to join Leo.
The couple, who have two young children together, are reported to have planned a second wedding in Barcelona, home of the footballer's team FC Barcelona, for friends who are unable to attend their South American celebrations.
Generally speaking, Antonella has continued to stay out of the spotlight - though she amassed over four million followers on Instagram.
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Stars across the football and entertainment worlds gather in the northern Argentina city of Rosario on Friday for Latin America's celebrity wedding bash of the decade when Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi weds his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo.
The Argentinian superstar's big occasion will be beamed to adoring fans in Messi's hometown on a big screen outside the venue, according to AS.
The report said the press will be located in a hall of the enormous City Center Rosario complex where the entire wedding and reception will be held.
There has also been talk of a smaller ceremony being held back in Barcelona for those who can not make the trip to South America, but that is unconfirmed.
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