Football, Argentina and Barcelona great, Lionel Messi on Friday night wedded his life-long love and partner, Antonella Roccuzzo in front of family and friends of mainly football stars.
Messi, 30, and Roccuzzo, 29, tied the knot in a civil ceremony at a luxury hotel in the heart of Rosario in what has been dubbed “the wedding of the century” in Argentina.
The Mirror reported a host of “footballing greats past and present, including Xavi Hernandez, Carles Puyol, Cesc Fabregas and Sergio Aguero strutted their stuff on the red carpet, to celebrate the marriage of Barcelona superstar Messi to the mother of his two children.”
And after the ceremony, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner and his wife posed on the red carpet themselves, with the bride wearing an exclusive, exquisitely detailed mermaid-style gown, designed by Rosa Clara, for the ceremony.
Guests, including Messi’s Argentine teammate Ezequiel Lavezzi, Barcelona star Gerard Pique and Shakira, were set to be given gift bags containing wine, local desert dulce de leche and other items.