Lionel Messi, the superstar of the FC Barcelona soccer team and of the National football team of Argentina will marry Antonella Roccuzzo, his long-time life partner and mother of his two children, in 2017, according to a source close to the Messi’s family. The wedding will probably take place in Rosario, Argentina, the hometown of Messi and the place where he and Roccuzzo met in their childhood, due to Lucas Scaglia, Antonella’s cousin and also a close friend of Lionel. Juan Pablo Varsky, reporter at La Nacion, said on his program ‘No somos nadie’ from Metro Radio: ‘Ladies and gentlemen, Antonella Roccuzzo and Lionel Messi will get married! It is a world premiere!’ He also said that he knows information that he will not reveal. More, La Capital got the confirmation from a relative: ‘It’s true, there’ll be a wedding the middle of next year.’
The wedding date could be June 24, Lionel’s birthday. He will go on a tour will his team, Barcelona, but he will return to his future wife after June 12. The entire team of Argentina and of Barcelona is expected to be invited to the wedding, as well as his former team colleagues. Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary will probably host the religious event while party will take place at the family home of Messi. Antonella Roccuzzo and Lionel Messi started to date in 2008 and they have two boys: Mateo, one year old and Thiago, four years old. Roccuzzo is an Argentinian model who moved to Barcelona in 2010 and Messi helped her to face the death of a close friend of hers from Rosario.
This week, Messi met Murtaza Ahmadi, a 6 years old boy from Afghanistan who was filmed wearing a plastic bag with the name of Messi on it.