FC Barcelona star Lionel “Leo” Messi has tied the knot with his childhood love, Antonella Roccuzzo, in a luxurious wedding in their hometown of Rosario, Argentina on Friday.
Messi’s and Roccuzzo’s lavish wedding had over 250 that included current teammates and former teammates. Two of the most notable guests were Shakira and Gerard Piqué also plays for FC Barcelona. Surprisingly, the wedding had a red carpet.
Lionel Messi, who is originally Argentinian and had pledged in 2014 to bring World Cup to Argentina, moved to Spain at the tender age of 13 to pursue football training and is famous for his speed and unrivalled skills that he always shows while playing for FC Barcelona and the Argentinian national team. However, during the wedding, Leo tended to go back to his original Argentinian roots.
Shakira has shared a photo of herself and Piqué in wedding attire with the caption, “Gracias a Antonella y Leo y a la gente de Rosario por su hospitalidad! Shak,” which translates to: “Thanks to Antonella and Leo and all the people of Rosario for your hospitality! Shak”
Shakira has shown up at the wedding wearing a sheer black dress with strappy black stilettos. She put some pizzazz to the look with a gold clutch. Similarly, Piqué had kept the all-black memo, wearing a classic black tux and black bow tie.
The newly-wed has had their love story since their childhood as the couple met when they were only five years old. Notably, the pair could not get have enough from each other; love filled the air.
Antonella flaunted a strapless gown with a long train and had bouncy waves covering her shoulders. Messi, on the other hand, wore a navy suit, scruff and a white tie.
At the reception, Abel Pintos, a famous Argentinian singer, welcomed the bride and groom.
The couple had two sons together: Thiago, 4, and Mateo, 21 months.