Who is Lionel Messi's wife? Everything about Antonela Roccuzzo and their kids

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The Paris Saint-German superstar is seeking his first World Cup with Argentina, and supporting him along the journey is his loving wife Antonela and their three adorable children.

It is undoubted that Lionel Messi is among the greatest and most successful footballers of all time, having won nearly every team and personal prize possible except one trophy - the FIFA World Cup. As Argentina's brightest hope, the 35-year-old striker is expected to help the country lift the first World title since 1986, after a poignant loss in the final of the 2014 World Cup in Russia.

Behind every successful man, there is a woman. This saying is also true for Messi, whose every step in the football world is supported by his wife Antonela Rocuzzo, and their three children.

Who is Antonela Rocuzzo?

According to National World, Antonela Roccuzzo is a 34-year-old Argentinian model and the wife of Argentinian striker Lionel Messi. She was born in Rosario, Argentina's third largest city, and that's also where she met her childhood sweetheart, Lionel Messi. The couple first met through Messi's childhood friend Lucas Scaglia, who is also the cousin of Roccuzzo.

Roccuzzo attended university in Argentina, according to Vanity Fair Espaa. She started her postgraduate studies in dentistry after earning a bachelor's degree in humanities and social sciences from the National University of Rosario. She apparently opted to leave the group, though, to be nearer to Messi.

Who is Lionel Messi's wife? Everything about Antonela Roccuzzo and their kids Marc Piasecki

Although Messi went away from Argentina to concentrate on his sport, the two reunited after a tragedy and finally fell in love. During Messi's early stint in Barcelona, the two maintained a long-distance relationship, which eventually blossomed into a fairytale wedding.

Lionel Messi married Antonela Roccuzzo in 2017. The marriage of the football player and model was nicknamed the ‘wedding of the century’. Messi's teammates were present, and Shakira and her then-boyfriend Gerard Piqué.

Before marrying in 2017, the couple had two boys. Roccuzzo went into labor with their third son the following year.

What is Antonela Roccuzzo's job?

According to PEOPLE, Roccuzzo made the announcement that she has signed a modeling contract with fashion designer Ricky Sarkany in November 2016. According to Marca, she and Sofia Balbi, the wife of soccer player Luis Suárez, established the Barcelona location of the Argentine footwear company Sarkany in 2017.

Additionally, she has collaborated with Adidas and Stella McCartney as well as other fitness-related brands and businesses.

Who is Lionel Messi's wife? Everything about Antonela Roccuzzo and their kids Bertrand Rindoff Petroff

Despite not having a Twitter or Facebook account, Roccuzzo has more than 20 million Instagram followers. In addition to promoting her modeling profession, fitness fashion lines, and shoe business, she frequently uploads pictures of her family.

Love is still in the air

After many years in love, Messi is still madly in love with his wife. He previously said to Barcelona how he 'admires' his wife:

‘My wife, Antonela, has lots of great qualities. I admire how she deals with the day-to-day, she is always in a good mood and approaches problems admirably. She is brilliant and well rounded in all aspects of life.'

The model usually supports her husband during his soccer matches, and on December 13, 2022, she posted an Instagram picture to congratulate Messi and the Argentina national football team on reaching the World Cup final.

Argentina beat Croatia 3-0 on Tuesday, as the South Americans seek their third global title. She posted pictures of herself grinning with their three boys, who were all wearing #10 jerseys to match.

Who is Lionel Messi's wife? Everything about Antonela Roccuzzo and their kids Gabriel Rossi

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