Costa Rica: Lionel Messi Wedding – Argentine football star Lionel Messi has married his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo in his hometown, Rosario.
Lionel Messi Wedding Details
A civil ceremony was held at a luxury hotel in the city of Rosario on Friday where the duo walked the aisle, reports the BBC.
Messi met Roccuzzo when he was just five years old. She is the cousin of his best friend, Lucas Scaglia, who also became a professional football player.
The couple, who now lives in Barcelona, have two sons together.
Among the guests were Messi’s Barcelona teammates Luis Suarez, Neymar, Gerard Pique and his wife, Colombia’s pop star Shakira. A number of guests flew into Rosario on private jets.
The groom’s siblings – Maria Sol, Rodrigo and Matias Messi – served as witnesses in the ceremony, along with the bride’s sisters, Paula and Carla Roccuzzo, Efe news reported.
Roccuzzo’s favourite numbers, “Sin Principio Ni Final (Without beginning or end)” was performed by Argentinian singer Abel Pintos during the exchange of rings.
Argentina’s Clarin newspaper has variously called the wedding “the wedding of the year” and “the wedding of the century”.