It’s Taken 10 years for wedding bells, but Lionel Messi seems finally ready to seal the deal with his childhood girlfriend sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo in 2017. He’s hot the career, the kids and the girl. The five Ballon D’ors hurt as well, according to source close to the Barcelona Star’s family. But for everyone wondering what’s taken so long for him to put a ring on it. Lionel Messi finally confirmed Spanish media reports and said, “It’s true, there’ll be a wedding in the middle f the next year.”
The wedding is expected to be held in the Argentina international’s hometown of Rosario, where the pair first met when they were children through Messi’s close friend and Roccuzzo’s cousin Lucas Scaglia.
A 9-year old Leo would apparently pen letters stating that Antonella would one day be his girlfriend. But then, it wasn’t until 2008 that Lionel Messi finally got his lady love’s approval.
La Nacion reporter Juan Pablo Varsky broke the news during the news during his radio show, saying the ceremony would take place next year, while a relative told La capital: ‘It’s true there’ll be a wedding the middle of the next year.
Lionel Messi will b returning to Argentina after finishing the tour with his club early next June. The couple already have two children Thiago and Mateo. This might not have been such a good year for Messi with the tax fraud case and now losing the top spot at the Ballon d’Or. But with a to-be-wife in Antonella the year seems to be ending on good note for him.
The date could fall on Lionel Messi birthday on June 24. The 29-year-old is set to go on an end-of-season tour with Barcelona, but is expected to return to Rosario after its climax on June 12.
Five-time Ballon d’Or winner is expected to invite the entire Barcelona and Argentina Squads to the big day, while a number of ex-team mates will be in attendance too. The cathedral in Rosario, cathedral Basilica of our lady of the Rosary, is the most likely venue, while the reception and party will be held at Messi’s family home.