Lionel Messi and his childhood sweetheart got married on Friday night at a ceremony in his Argentine hometown. About 250 guests attended the marriage including some of the biggest names in soccer including Neymar, Luis Suarez and Gerard Pique, who was joined by his wife, Colombian pop star Shakira.
Althogh journalist were allowed to cover the event, they had no access to the ceremony or the party afterward.
How it started:
Messi grew up in a lower-middle-class neighborhood in Rosario along with two brothers and a sister. Antonela Roccuzzo was the cousin of a close Messi friend and the two shared a close relationship from a young age.
Messi and Roccuzzo stayed in touch after he left to play soccer in Spain at age 13 and eventually started a romantic relationship in the late 2000s.
Now Roccuzzo moved to Barcelona, where the couple live with their two sons: 4-year-old Thiago and 1-year-old Mateo. .