- Lionel Messi has shared adorable picture of him and his wife from 10 years ago
- The Argentine football star married Antonella in 2017 after years of dating
- Messi and Antonella have three sons, Thiago (6), Mateo (4) and Ciro (1)
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has taken to social media to share awesome photo of him and his gorgeous wife, Antonella, from 10 years ago in Argentina.
Messi and Antonella met in Argentina after the Barcelona captain was introduced to her by a friend when he was just nine years old.
They both met up again in 1996, but their relationship did not start immediately as Lionel Messi had to leave Argentina four years later to join Barcelona La Masia Academy.
According to a report on UK Sun, their relationship actually started when one of Antonella's close friends was lost in an accident and Messi travelled back to Argentina to console her.
Antonella and Messi started living together in 2010 before the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
In 2017, Messi and Antonella got married in a big ceremony and they are already blessed with three children.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za had reported how Lionel Messi came out to reveal that he does not fancy the tag ‘god’ despite the fact that his ardent fans are keen on giving him holy names to match his brilliance.
Messi has for years been tipped as the greatest player to ever grace the beautiful game and while he has been closely rivalled by Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo, some of his records are simply hard to match by any stretch.
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