By Maria Immaculate Owechi
This week, Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi 33, celebrated his third wedding anniversary with wife, Antonela Roccuzzo 32, a model.
On Tuesday, the model posted a romantic clip on her Instagram page of their wedding day. According to Opera News, the video was viewed more than 1.5 million times within two hours of its posting.
Antonela accompanied the post with a description of their love saying, “I love you and it is my truth, and it is our great love, What will never die…”Happy 3rd anniversary my love. I love you @leomessi”
In the video clip, Messi and Antonela are seen exchanging their wedding rings and another with the bride drying her tears of joy while the groom embraces her lovingly behind.
The couple wedded on June 30, 2017, in their Argentine hometown Rosario, where they grew up in a luxurious high profile wedding.
It is further reported that more than 250 guests attended the luxurious ceremony including former Barcelona teammate Cesc Fabregas, Xavi Hernandez, Carles Puyo, Samuel Eto’o, Man City star Sergio, among others.
The party is said to have gone on all night long with many wearing flashing neon bracelets as they danced and enjoyed every moment of the atmosphere.
Antonela’s sweet anniversary message comes a few days after Messi turned 33 on June 24. His wife also dedicated message to him on her Instagram page.
She wrote, “Congratulations to the love of my life. We celebrate today, tomorrow and forever. Thanks a lot. I love you, Lionel Messi.”
They were introduced by one of Messi’s best friend and fellow footballer Lucas Scaglia who happens to be a cousin to Antonela. They met when Messi was 5 and Antonela, 4.
They stayed in touch after the footballer left to play soccer in Spain at the age of 13 and they eventually started a romantic relationship in the late 2000s.
The couple has been blessed with three children together namely, Thiago aged seven, Matteo aged four while the youngest Ciro is two years old.
The first two were born while the couple was dating, while the last one came soon after the wedding.
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Long before the children were born, Antonela was spotted in most Barcelona and Argentina matches cheering Messi as he played. Even after their children were born, the family has continued to be Messi’s die-hard fans.