Barcelona star Lionale Messi is set to marry his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo on June 24, 2017.
According to ‘Primicias Ya’, the couple has begun work on what would be the wedding of the year. The first details have been defined and, according to reports, we now know when and where the Rosario wedding(where they are both from) will take place.
The date is June 24, which coincides with Messi’s birthday. The Argentine international wants a day as important as his wedding to coincide with his 30th birthday.
The wedding is expected to take place in their native city of Rosario in Argentina where they met as children through Lucas Scaglia, Antonella’s footballer cousin and a close friend of Messi.
Messi is expected to return to Rosario around June 12 after completing a tour with his club.
The entire Barcelona squad is expected to be invited to the wedding along with some ex-players and most of Argentina’s national squad.
The city cathedral is being touted as a possible venue for the wedding with the subsequent party expected to take place at the Messi family home in Arroyo Seco near Rosario overlooking the Parana River.
Antonella and Leo started dating in 2008 and have two children Thiago, 4, and Mateo, one.
The 29-year-old footballer, who is one year older than his long-term partner, first met supermarket owner’s daughter Antonella when he was nine.
He used to write love letters to her as a teenager but they didn’t formalise their relationship until he was 21.
They didn’t confirm they were dating until 2010 when Antonella travelled to Barcelona for the first time and moved in with her boyfriend.
They became inseparable after the death of a friend of Antonella’s in a road traffic accident shortly before she left Rosario for a new life in Spain.