- Lionel Messi only started dating Antonella Roccuzzo in 2007
- The duo met when they were ten and promised to marry each other
- Antonella was in love with another chap after Messi left Argentina
- The player left for Barcelona's academy as a thirteen-year-old
Lionel Messi is married to childhood sweetheart Antonella after a ceremony held on Friday, June 30 in Rosario Argentina, however that might have not been the case.
According to AS, Antonella was once in love with another man in Argentina while the Barca star was playing in Europe for Barcelona.
Messi met Antonella before he was ten, but left for Europe at thirteen and that was when the latter had a courtship with another young man before leaving him for Messi.
One of the closest friends of Antonella Roccuzzo said that although they (Messi and his wife) have known since they were only ten years old, they only started dating him in 2007.
Roccuzzo met with friends and her actions with the Barca star was what they needed to know they were dating.
"We are there, as we always are , And she took out the Blackberry (fashionable cell phone back then) that Leo had given her. He did not say much more, but we all understood that they had started to date," the friend said.
Messi was introduced to Antonella by her cousin, Luca Scaglia. When met first met his wife he said: "Who is this?" And Scaglia, almost without paying attention, answered: "Anto, my cousin."
Leo was nine years old and she was eight by then and it was when she wrote him a letter in which she said: "Someday we will be engaged."
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