Lionel Messi has married his childhood girl friend in his hometown, Rosario.
Lionel Messi and Antontella Roccuzzo kept in contact after he cleared out to play football in Spain at 13 and began dating in the late 2000s. Roccuzzo moved to Barcelona, where the couple live with their two children: 4-year-old Thiago and 1-year-old Mateo.
More than 250 visitors went to the wedding of Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo at a lavish inn, including Messi’s Barcelona colleagues Neymar, Luis Suarez and Gerard Pique, who was joined by his better half, Colombian pop star Shakira.
The couple, who have known each other for a long time, traded their pledges in Rosario, the nation’s third-biggest city around 186 miles north west of Buenos Aires.
Argentines were swirling over the wedding in Rosario, a farming center point and the nation’s third-biggest city around 300 kilometers (186 miles) northwest of Buenos Aires. About 150 writers were permitted to cover the occasion however had no entrance to cover the service or the after-party.
The couple have known each other for 25 years
Messi, 30, grew up in a lower-middle-class neighbourhood in Rosario along with two brothers and a sister.
Hundreds of people gathered before the wedding near the heavily-guarded site, hoping to snap photos of the stars.
Guests were banned from using mobile phones and staff were sworn to secrecy throughout the ceremony.
Spectators accumulated close to the inn to get a look at the football stars and snap photographs with them. In any case, the Israeli security group utilized by Messi for his standard visits was close by to keep prowlers under control even with the area infamous for its medication pack Los Monos.
“We believe it’s incredible that Messi has come to Rosario to get hitched,” said Julio Sosa, who cleans windows as a profession.
Messi, now 30, experienced childhood in a lower white collar class neighborhood in Rosario alongside his two siblings and a sister. His lady of the hour, 29, is the cousin of a nearby Messi companion and the new couple has been dear companions since meeting at a youthful age. The couple kept in contact after Messi left for Spain to play with Barcelona’s childhood group before Roccuzzo went along with him in the Spanish city later where they began dating in late 2000s.
“Messi could have had this wedding wherever he preferred – Dubai, the moon. He can pay any plane ticket to anybody, yet he picked the city that is in his heart,” said Leandro Macaya.
Messi, in spite of conveying trees to his club Barcelona and winning various individual awards including being a five-time FIFA world player of the year, has persevered feedback for not conveying wonderfulness to his national group. A year ago, after the Copa America Centenario but then another deplorability, Messi reported stun retirement. Be that as it may, half a month later he did a U-turn on his choice. In spite of that, he is adulated both at home and abroad to keep his regular touch. “He was dependably the same and he never showed signs of change,” said Diego Vallejos, an adolescence companion who was welcome to the wedding. “In spite of everything that he’s refined in life, he’s as yet a similar basic child, the thin man that I grew up with. It’s difficult to clarify the inclination – I’m both a companion and a fan.”