In certain cases, alliances between celebrities are not against the passage of time or fame. Some end soon after they start, even leading to scandals, lawsuits and recriminations on both sides. However, certain couples are breaking this vicious cycle.
We are talking about celebrities who show by their own example how pure and eternal love really is. One of these cases concerns the main characters of this article: the great star of world football Lionel Messi and his wife Antonela Roccuzzo. They seem meant for each other and maintain a marriage that blossoms over time.
It all started in childhood
When Lionel Messi was just a little boy, he dreamed of becoming a soccer player. However, the bigger dream was not talked about that much in his interviews. One day he sat down at the table in his room, took a pen and paper and began to write: “Antonela.”
In a small letter, the then boy sent the girl one sentence: “One day we will be engaged.” And so began a love story that could very well inspire a movie.
Lionel Messi was born in 1987 in the city of Rosario, Argentina. Antonela Rocuzzo, a sweet girl and the love of Messi’s life, was born a year later, in 1988. The childhood love was born in the home of the player’s friend, Lucas Scaglia.
When they first saw each other, Messi was playing video games at Scaglia’s house. Rocuzzo was also there. He walked over and asked if the boys needed anything. Young Messi was too shy to answer anything.
At the time, the future star was 9 years old, while Rocuzzo was 8 years old. Since that day, the boy has not been able to take his eyes off the girl. It didn’t take long for a friendship to develop between them, but Messi knew even then that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her.
The love between the two overcame several obstacles.
But when Messi turned 11, Barcelona came into his life like a hurricane. He moved to Spain in 2000, and the surprises of fate pulled the two lovers apart. Although their relationship had remained stable for some time, this was the beginning of a real breakup.
They worked hard to keep in touch, but back then there weren’t that many platforms and tools to exchange messages, so communication between the lovebirds wasn’t that easy. Gradually they drifted apart and spoke less and less.
It seemed that this love would descend on a beautiful memory of the past, but a sudden tragedy ended up bringing the two together. In 2005, a close friend of Rocuzzo died in a traffic accident. The young woman was only 17 years old at the time, and she was completely shocked. He spent several days without attending school and became depressed over his loss. Messi heard the sad news and immediately traveled to Argentina to Rocuzzo’s side.
Then the relationship got a second chance. Messi and Rocuzzo began to relive all the intense feelings they had for each other, but they wanted to keep their union public. At least not at that moment.
This reunion paved the way for a lasting relationship.
Messi spoke about the relationship for the first time in an interview in January 2009. She and Roccuzzo now have three children: Thiago, Mateo and Ciro. To celebrate his wife’s first pregnancy, Messi tucked the ball under his shirt after scoring a goal in Argentina’s 4–0 win over Ecuador on 2 June 2012.
On June 30, 2017, the player married the love of his life at a luxury hotel called central hotel, in Rosario. Already in October 2017, Rocuzzo announced that the couple is expecting their third child.
The love story between Messi and Rocuzzo is like a fairy tale. They spent most of their lives side by side and in love, coming out stronger and stronger from difficult and tragic times.
Today, when Messi goes through difficulties, we know that Rocuzzo is always by his side, providing the necessary support for his man to overcome obstacles and achieve great things.
Do you think the story between Messi and Rocuzzo is a goal for relationships? Which other famous couples do you think will stay together forever?