Antonela Roccuzzo: 13 Interesting facts you should know about Lionel Messi's wife

Antonela Roccuzzo: 13 Interesting facts you should know about Lionel Messi's wife

David Ben 23:51 - 06.05.2023

From dumping her ex-boyfriend for Lionel Messi to modelling for the same brand with Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend, here are some interesting facts you need to know about Antonela Roccuzzo.

Lionel Messi’s name has no doubt forever been sealed in the history books of football.

The 2022 World Cup winner and seven-time Ballon d’Or winner is unarguably one of the greatest ever to kick a ball.

All through Messi’s remarkable career, he has been flanked by one woman who he has seen his childhood friendship with, evolve over two decades later.

Lionel Messi wife Antonela Roccuzzo
Lionel Messi and his wife Antonela Roccuzzo

Antonela Roccuzzo, the beautiful wife of the Paris Saint Germain star, is one of the most popular football Wags in the world.

And it’s not just her timeless love story with Leo Messi that makes her stand out, but also her personal endeavours as a mother of three beautiful sons.

In this article, we will be reviewing top facts you need to know about the Lionel Messi’s wife, one half of Rosario’s most famous couple.

13 facts about Lionel Messi’s wife Antonela Rocuzzo

1. Who is Lionel Messi’s wife?

Lionel Messi wife Antonela Roccuzzo
Lionel Messi wife Antonela Roccuzzo/via Instagram

Pulse Sports previously reported that Lionel Messi is married to the beautiful Antonela Rocuzzo.

The 35-year-old Argentine model and businesswoman has been married to Messi for more than 20 years and their love keeps growing stronger.

Roccuzzo became a full time member of the Messi family after the pair formally tied the knot on June 30, 2017.

Their wedding which was a private event was one of the most talked about weddings in Argentina having started out as childhood sweethearts.

Messi married Antonella at the City Center hotel, with over 260 guests, among which included his former Barcelona teammates Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Neymar, Sergio Aguero, Samuel Eto’o, Carles Puyol, Xavi Hernandez and Messi’s family members.

2. How old is Antonela Roccuzzo?

Antonela Roccuzo was born on February 26, 1988.

As of May 2023, she is 35 years old.

3. Antonela Roccuzzo and Lionel Messi fell in love when they were 9 years old

Lionel Messi wife Antonela Roccuzzo
Lionel Messi and Antonela Roccuzzo

Antonela met her husband when she was child.

When they were kids, Messi and Antonela used to play on the streets with their friends, like many other kids their age. 

Lionel Messi and Antonela Roccuzzo met for the first time, mainly thanks to Lucas Scaglia.

Lucas and Messi were players at Newell’s Old Boys, the children’s soccer and became close friends. 

Lucas was Antonela’s cousin and one summer he invited Messi to spend vacations with his family.

Lionel Messi wife Antonela Roccuzzo
Lionel Messi and Antonela Roccuzzo

When they turned 9, Lionel and Antonela reportedly fell in madly in love with each other.

When Messi moved to Europe in order to pursue his football career, both he and Antonela thought that their relationship was over, nothing more than a beautiful memory. 

However,  a personal tragedy brought them back together, prompting Messi to return to Argentina in order to be with Antonela.

When he was 11 years old, Messi received news that he was diagnosed with a growth hormone disorder, something that put his dreams of becoming a professional soccer player in serious doubt. 

With the help of his father, Jorge Messi, Lionel overcame his issues and soon pursued his career in Spain after Barcelona came calling.

However, he still could not help but think about Antonela, who was still in their hometown in Rosario.

Lionel Messi wife Antonela Roccuzzo
Lionel Messi and Antonela Roccuzzo got married in 2017

It was reported that Antonela her close friend in a car crash and was devastated.

This forced Messi to fly back to Argentina as soon as he heard the news. 

The couple reunited and made plans for their future together, with Antonela leaving her old life behind in order to move to Spain and live with Messi.

Lionel Messi wife Antonela Roccuzzo
Antonela Roccuzzo and Lionel Messi with their three children at the 2022 Ballon d'Or awards

Antonela moved to Messi’s house in Castelldefels, Barcelona, marking the start of their life as a couple. 

Antoneli and Messi currently have three sons together.

4. Antonela had another boyfriend before Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi wife Antonela Roccuzzo
Lionel Messi's wife Antonela Roccuzzo/via Instagram

There has been speculation surrounding Messi and Antonella’s relationship.

However, the pair actually got their relationship going after Messi’s move to Spain.

Messi had not asked her out before he travelled and Antonela kept her options open, eventually ending up finding love with someone else.

Antonela reportedly got into a relationship with another man in Messi’s absence as she continued on her own career path.

Lionel Messi wife Antonela Roccuzzo ex-boyfriend
Antonela Roccuzzo and her ex-boyfriend

However, following Messi’s return to Argentina to console her after her friend’s death, she immediately ended things with her ex-boyfriend to go back to her one true love, who she thought she would never see again.

In fact, the ex-boyfriend did not find the break-up too painful as he was quoted to have said: “She dumped me, but at least she didn’t leave me for any old bloke – she dumped me for Messi.” 

5. Antonela Roccuzzo loves to study

In her college days, Roccuzzo was a dentistry student at the National University of Rosario, although she did not finish her studies there. However, Antonella went on to graduate with a qualification in social communication.

She has also been keen on nutritional studies.

According to TV Over Mind, the beautiful Argentine model is interested in good health and is not a fan of starving herself to have an ultra-thin body for her profession.

 She is also pursuing studies in English and Social Communication.

6. She is not shy unlike her husband

Antonela is not a shy type compared to her husband Messi and is also more of the outgoing one between the couple.

Lionel Messi wife Antonela Roccuzzo
Antonela Roccuzzo shares a warm hug with her husband Lionel Messi/via Instagram

She is a huge fan of PDA and always takes every opportunity to remind the world she is dating one of the richest footballers in the world.

7. Antonela is a model

Antonela grew up to embrace her career as a model. 

Lionel Messi wife Antonela Roccuzzo
Antonela Roccuzzo is also a model

She was reportedly earning a living as a model before she and the soccer superstar made their relationship official, although she stopped modelling for a while to pursue her studies before finally moving to Barcelona to be with Messi.

Despite being 5"2,' the stunning brunette shows off her beautiful curves from time to time on social media, and constantly slays even on the pitch when she wears heels on whatever jersey her husband sports.

8. Antonela is also an Entrepreneur

Lionel Messi wife Antonela Roccuzzo
Antonela Roccuzzo is an entreprenuer

Despite being married to one of the richest footballers on the planet, Antonela still has a chain of business she had set and currently manages.

In December 2016, prior to her wedding to Messi, Antonela began her own project and became an entrepreneur.

 It was then that she decided to make her vision come true and open a shoe store in Spain, along with Sofia Balbi, who is the wife of Messi’s former Barcelona teammate Luis Suarez.

Lionel Messi wife Antonela Roccuzzo
Antonela Rocuzzo and Sofia Balbi started a business in 2016

Roccuzzo who currently runs an extensive line of businesses including a children's fashion brand (Enfans), a line of women's shoes (Sarkany) and a supermarket chain which boasts about eight establishments spread throughout Argentina is still looking to expand her enreprenueral borders.

Lionel Messi wife Antonela Roccuzzo
LOS ANGELES, May 5, 2023–– CASETiFY has today announced the launch of a product collection with Antonela Roccuzzo, the Argentinian model and businesswoman who is also known for being Lionel Messi’s wife.

Pulse Sports reported that the beautiful wife of Lionel Messi has now launched her first collection of technological accessories with which she encourages women to "make their dreams come true", as per Casetify.

The news comes after one of her supermarkets in Argentina was attacked by Gunmen earlier in March this year.

9. Antonela is humble despite her fame

Lionel Messi wife Antonela Roccuzzo
Antonela Roccuzzo is very humble and supportive of her husband Leo Messi

Despite all the money she has, Messi’s wife does not live the typical celebrity life of hiring personal chauffeurs and stylists, and even caretakers.

Antonela reportedly takes charge of herself and her own family and does it all on her own.

Messi’s wife drives around without a personal chauffeur, and even takes her children to school without bodyguards swarming her and her family.

Lionel Messi wife Antonela Roccuzzo
Antonela Roccuzzo is very humble and supportive of her husband Leo Messi

She is also very supportive of her husband Lionel Messi.

10. Antonela's two besties are Cesc Fabregas’ wife and Luis Suarez's wife

Although, Antonela is known to be close to most of the other wives of Barcelona players. 

There are some in her inner circle, and amongst whom includes Cesc Fabregas’ wife, Daniella Semaan and Luis Suarez’s wife, Sofia Balbi.

Antonela and Messi frequently hang out as a couple with Fabregas and and his wife as well as Suarez and his partner.

 11. Antonela is the most-followed Argentine Wag on Instagram

Lionel Messi wife Antonela Roccuzzo
Antonela Roccuzzo has over 37 million followers on Instagram

Being the wife of Lionel Messi comes with its own advantages for sure.

Since her marriage to the PSG superstar and 2022 World Cup champion, Antonela has seen her followers on Instagram constantly grow as she keeps ammassing millions of fans on the popular social media network.

She currently has over 35 million followers on her verified Instagram page, making her the most-followed football Wag in Argentina, and one of the most-followed soccer Wags in the world.

However, as of May 2023, Antonela Roccuzzo is not on Twitter.

12. Antonela got a tattoo just because of Lionel Messi

Antonela’s marriage to Messi has indeed withstood the test of time.

Their remarkable love story has seen the pair commemorate and honour their relationship.

Lionel Messi wife Antonela Roccuzzo
Lionel Messi and Antonela Rocuzzo's matching tattoos

Antonella decided to show her unconditional love for Messi by getting a tattoo that matched one he already had. 

Messi who is no stranger to tattoos got himself a king's crown inked on his skin before he married Antonela.

However, Antonella herself later got a Queen crown tattoo so that she could match her hubby, sealing their status as one of football’s royal couples.

She also got tattoos of the names of her three sons on both of her hands: Thiago, Mateo and Ciro.

13. Both Lionel Messi’s wife and Cristiano Ronaldo’s partner are models for Alo Yoga

Antonela Roccuzzo and Cristiano Ronaldo’s georgous girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez have both modelled for popular Yoga clothing brand - Alo.

Lionel Messi wife Antonela Roccuzzo
Antonela Roccuzzo models for Alo Yoga/via Instagram

Antonela and Georgina are two of the most influential Wags in football and the Alo brand was quick to snap up them up as their ambassadors.

Lionel Messi wife Antonela Roccuzzo
Goergina Rodriguez models for Alo Yoga/via Instagram

Roccuzzo and Rodriguez have often modelled Yoga fits and clothing for Alo on their social media pages.

However, unlike their partners on the pitch, there is no rivalry between the duo in the fashion world.

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