The world’s greatest soccer star is off the market! Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo are set to be married tonight in Messi’s Argentina hometown. After nearly two decades together the Barcelona forward, and five-time Ballon d’Or winner, will finally say "I do" to his childhood sweetheart.
Together since they were 13, Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo are finally marrying today after more than 20 years together – and knowing each other since the age of 5. The couple, parents to four-year-old Thiago and one-year-old Mateo, chose Messi’s Argentina hometown, Rosario, for what Argentine newspaper Clarin has dubbed “the wedding of the year.” It’s fitting as the couple met in Rosario — she is the cousin of Messi’s childhood best friend – just before he moved to play in Barcelona at 13 years old.
Details of the wedding are trickling out and it looks like it's set to be an extravagant affair! Over 250 guests, reportedly including Messi’s Barcelona teammates Neymar Jr., Luis Suarez and Gerald Pique (who has already arrived in Rosario with wife super star Shakira), will gather at City Center hotel in the Las Flores district to watch Messi say his “I dos.” Only larger than the guest list is the security number with over 350 security officers, including police and private security, watching over the much-hyped party according to the BBC.
According to the DailyMail, the bride is reported to be wearing Rosa Clara to walk down the aisle. Roccuzzo also chose Rosa Clara for her two after party dresses. Messi is said to be donning an Armani tuxedo to marry his childhood sweetheart.