Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo, a love story

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    Update:

    Thiago Messi Roccuzzo was born on Friday, November 2nd, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain to parents Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo.


    Lionel Messi is one of the most famous soccer players in the world. Like Maradona, he’s an Argentine. So is his girlfriend, Antonella Roccuzzo, a 24-year-old, gorgeous brunette.

    She is extremely discreet, a student of nutrition and dietetics student and fan of Newell’s Old Boys soccer team back in their homeland, Rosario.

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    Antonella Roccuzzo is a simple girl who dislikes being in the limelight. Despite her relationship with one of the most famous soccer players in the world, Antonella guards her privacy.

    She is the daughter of Jose Roccuzzo, a businessman in the supermarket sector, and Patricia Blanco, a devoted housewife. She is what you could call the girl next door.

    Lionel Messi and his girlfriend, Antonella Roccuzzo, a 24 year-old, gorgeous brunette. (Photo/ playerwives)

    Messi and Roccuzzo got engaged two years ago and are going strong. They have always been very discreet, and their public appearances are scarce.

    An Argentine love story

    The love story between Antonella Roccuzzo and Lionel Messi started many years ago. They met when they were just 5 years old, as their families are friends. Antonella is Lionel’s best friend Lucas Scaglia’s cousin, so they basically grew up together.

    Lionel moved from Argentina to Barcelona when he was very young. He suffered from a growth problem that could not be cured at home, so all the family moved to Europe in order for him to have a chance.

    And he did! Not only did he grow taller than expected, but he became one of the best soccer players in history.

    Meanwhile, Antonella remained in Rosario where Messi usually flew back to for the holidays. It was on Christmas vacation in 2009, that they met again and fell in love with each other.

    Although they tried to keep a low profile, Argentine magazines kept showcasing the couple, publishing pictures of them walking on the beach or going about their everyday lives.

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    When they were spotted together at a Sitges Carnival, the world buzzed with news of their budding romance. Still, they didn’t confirm it for another year.

    Antonella Roccuzzo lives in Rosario, but she travels, from time to time, to Barcelona to be with her beloved “Pulga.” Sometimes it is Messi who flies to Argentina. They have an apartment in the best area of Buenos Aires, on the 34th floor of the Chateau Tower of Puerto Madero.

    Argentina’s soccer player Lionel Messi, right, lies in the sand with his grilfriend Antonella Roccuzzo at the Grumari beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Friday, July 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Gabriel Reis-Bytebeach/Agencia O Globo)

    Are they expecting?

    It was rumored that they were to tie the knot in February 2012, which — in the end — they didn’t. New rumors say that they will get married by the end of the year.

    There’s now a stir about Antonella’s possible pregnancy which has not been confirmed.

    The rumor started on a local FM radio network in Rosario, Argentina. A journalist launched it in his sports FM show and through his Twitter account.

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    The soccer player’s family and friends did not confirm the news — but they didn’t deny it either. Moreover, they contacted the journalist that told the story to ask how he had found out

    Is Antonella Roccuzzo with “Messichild”? We’ll see.


    Update:

    Thiago Messi Roccuzzo was born on Friday, November 2nd, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain to parents Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo.

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