She has known the Barcelona star since she was five years old as her cousin, Lucas Scaglia, was a childhood friend of his. She attended Universidad del Rosario. - studying odotology before switching to social communication - and then moved to Barcelona to join Messi.In November 2016, she posted on Instagram stating that she had signed a modelling contract with Argentine fashion label Ricky Sarkany. She has two siblings, Paula and Carla. Her parents are Patricia Blanco and Jose Ruben Roccuzzo.
Marriage and family life
Antonella Roccuzzo was Messi's childhood sweetheart. They stayed in touch after he left to play football in Spain at 13 and they eventually started a romantic relationship in the late 2000s. Ms Roccuzzo moved to Barcelona, where the couple live with their two sons, Thiago, four, and Mateo, one, but often return to their native Rosario. It is not known how long the pair have been together behind closed doors, but they went public with their relationship in 2008. The bond between the couple was believed to have strengthened in 2007, when Messi flew back to Rosario to comfort Antonella after the death of her friend. A pair were widely identified as a couple by the world's media before the 2010 World Cup.
They have both had the Roman numerals XXX-VI-XVII tattooed onto their ring fingers. That stands for 30-6-17 - the date of their wedding. Leo and Antonella have two sons; Thiago, born on November 2, 2012 and Mateo, who was born on September 11, 2015.
In his hometown of Rosario, a host of footballing greats past and present - including Xavi Hernández, Carles Puyol, Cesc Fàbregas and Sergio Agüero - gathered to celebrate the marriage of the multiple Ballon D'or winner to the mother of his two children.
About 250 guests attended the wedding of Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo at a luxury hotel, including Messi's Barcelona teammates Neymar Júnior, Luis Suárez and Gerard Piqué, who was joined by his wife, Colombian pop star Shakira. About 150 journalists were allowed to cover the event, but had no direct access to the ceremony or the party afterwards.