Football star Messi weds childhood sweetheart
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By AFP|Express News Desk|Published Saturday, July 01, 2017
DUBAI: Lionel Messi stated “I do” to youth sweetie and mom of their 2 kids Antonella Roccuzzo on Friday in his Argentine home town Rosario, where celebs and footballers collected for the “wedding event of the century.”
Following the personal event, the couple appeared pleased and unwinded as they strolled a red carpet prior to numerous reporters at a hotel and gambling establishment complex, Roccuzzo putting on a tight, mermaid-style dress by Spanish designer Rosa Clara.
The couple’s kids Thiago, 4, and Mateo, one, had front seats at the event participated in by some 260 visitors, consisting of Shakira and her partner, Messi’s colleague Gerard Pique, and various footballers such as Messi’s Barcelona strike partners Neymar and Luis Suarez.
Argentine media called it the “wedding event of the century” for Rosario, the gritty northern port city where Messi, 30, and his bride-to-be, 29, satisfied when the gamer was 9 years of ages.
Previous Barca and present Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas remained in participation, in addition to Argentina and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.
The celebration was to be a break for Messi from his legal troubles. A Spanish court last month declined his appeal versus a tax scams conviction.
Brunette bride-to-be Roccuzzo used a white, curve-hugging gown with a deep sweetie neck line and embroidered straps by Rosa Clara– a Spanish designer who has actually dressed starlet Eva Longoria and Spain’s Queen Letizia.
The wedding event was held at 2200 GMT in the City Center gambling establishment, which stands best beside a crime-ridden shanty town run by drug gangs.
The civil wedding and celebration were all slated to occur inside the place, and the visitors will be lodged there too.
The banquet will supposedly include Argentine specials such as roast gizzards.
Uruguayan pop bands Rombai and Marama plus vocalist Karina, Aguero’s better half, will carry out at the reception.
There were likewise reports that there would be singing by Shakira, the Colombian queen popular for “Hips Don’t Lie” and “Whenever, Wherever.”
Shakira had actually just recently rejected reports that she would miss out on the wedding event due to a quarrel with Roccuzzo.
Messi and Roccuzzo reside in Barcelona where he plays, however still return frequently to Rosario for trips.
He transferred to Spain when he was 13 to sign up with FC Barcelona, however the couple communicated.
Messi has actually gone on to win the leading Ballon d’Or award 5 times and is extensively considered the world’s finest footballer.
Numerous old good friends of the couple in their house city stated the bride-to-be and groom are simple folk who have actually never ever forgotten where they come from.
” They are the love of each other’s lives,” Messi’s youth pal Diego Vallejos informed AFP.
Rather of wedding event presents, they have actually requested for contributions to a kids’s charity.
Leo and Anto
The couple have actually apparently invested the previous 2 weeks in Rosario with household, however have actually stayed out of sight of the press reporters who have actually gotten into the city.
Reports distributed of bachelor and bachelorette celebrations, however the only proof that emerged was an image, published by ex-Barca goalkeeper Jose Pinto, of Messi delighting in a barbecue with a couple of good friends.
Some pals of Roccuzzo have actually shared images of her relaxing with family members.
On the eve of the wedding event, a joyful environment ruled in the Las Heras area where Messi matured.
” We will commemorate,” stated Damian Lugoni, 27, a regional sausage sandwich supplier.
” I want all the best to Leo and Anto, who is simply as basic and good as him.”
” We are all delighted for them,” stated Lisandro Urteaga, an artist who was contacted to paint a mural of Messi in the community for the event.
” Let him commemorate the method somebody like him should have. He is a genuine example as a person– although when he plays football he does not appear to be from this world.”