Antonella Roccuzzo is the steady partner of soccer star, Lionel Messi. The two have been together for nearly a decade and since then have become proud parents of two kids.
No question about it, the gorgeous Roccuzzo has become one of the most famous soccer wags out there and she has clearly earned the spot. The Argentina born beauty and the five-time Ballon d’Or winner have gone through many things together. From stardom, to health issues to legal problems, the stunning brunette has proven to be the right match for the Barcelona star.
Get to know her more intimately with her top facts below!
1. Like her man, Roccuzzo also hails from the same town in Argentina.
Antonella Roccuzzo is one of three children born to Patricia and Jose Roccuzzo. She was born February 26, 1988 in Rosario, Argentina. She has two sisters, Carla and Paula Roccuzzo.
2. Antonella Roccuzzo studied communication.
She attended university in Argentina – studying odotology before switching to social communication – and then moved to Barcelona to join Leo. It’s not clear if she has chosen a career in Spain.
3. She met Messi through her cousin.
Lucas Scaglia happens to be Messi’s childhood friend. Antonella and Scaglia happen to be cousins.
4. Their association was kept under wraps.
Messi is said to have been besotted with Antonella from a young age, regularly visiting childhood friend Lucas Scaglia home just to get a chance to see her.
5. Their relationship blossomed around 2007.
According to Infobae, Messi returned to Rosario to console Antonella following the death of her friend in a traffic accident. He confirmed the relationship about a year later in 2009.
6. Antonella has continued to stay out of the spotlight.
Despite her popularity and people’s growing interest in her, sexy Antonella has distinguished herself for leading a quiet life.
7. She is the mother of the couple’s two sons.
Antonella first gave birth to first son Thiago on November 2, 2012. Second son, Mateo was born on September 11, 2015.
8. She is friend with other soccer wags.
The 29-year-old is known to be friends with Luis Suarez’s wife Sofia Balbi and Cesc Fabregas’ partner Daniella Semaan.
9. She and Messi have been engaged for years.
Anto and Messi are yet to tie the knot, leading to plenty of speculation over the past few years over when they might choose to take the next step. The two are said to get married this year around Messi’s birthday.
10. She is not a big fan of social media.
Roccuzzo doesn’t have a Facebook or Twitter account. She does have an Instagram page with over three million followers, however, it is set to private.