Is Lionel Messi married?
Lionel Messi has been married to Argentinian model and businesswoman Antonela Roccuzzo since 2017.
Lionel and Antonela first met when the footballer was five years old, with Antonela being the cousin of Lionel's childhood best friend, Lucas Scaglia.
After being introduced to one another, Lionel reportedly was instantly smitten with Antonela as a young boy, telling her that she would be his girlfriend when they were adults.
Throughout the early years of Lionel's training with Barcelona F.C., the pair attempt to stay in touch by writing however, they sadly lose touch. Following the tragic passing of Antonela's close friend in a car accident in 2007, the pair reconnected and rekindled their relationship, with Lionel and Antonela reportedly dating in secret for a year before confirming their romance in a January 2009 interview.
After two years together, Lionel proposed to Antonela in 2010, with the pair officially tying the knot in a lavish ceremony in their hometown of Rosario, Argentina on June 30, 2017.
How many kids does Lionel Messi have?
Lionel Messi and Antonela Roccuzzo share three sons; Thiago, 11, Mateo, 8, and Ciro, 5.
To celebrate Antonela's first pregnancy, Lionel jokingly placed a soccer ball under his jersey during a match in June 2012, with the couple confirming they were pregnant with their first child in an interview two weeks later.
On November 2, 2012, the couple welcomed their first child, Thiago Messi Roccuzzo, in Barcelona, Spain. Shortly after the birth, Lionel shared his tribute to his first son, posting a photo of his newborn's name and handprints tattooed onto his calf.
In April 2015, Lionel and Antonela announced that they were expecting their second child, with the couple welcoming the arrival of their son Matteo on September 11, 2015.
Speaking on his son's personality, Lionel told Argentinian journalist Sebastian Vignolo, "Mateo is the same as me when I was little. He doesn't like to lose anything."
In October 2017, Antonela announced that the couple were expecting their third child, with their youngest son Ciro being born on March 10, 2018.