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Famous people’s relationships often don’t last. Some fail soon after they begin, leading to scandals, prosecutions, and accusations on both sides. However, there are married pairs that manage to escape this pattern.

They are an incredible illustration of what true and enduring love may look like. Like a featured couple of the day, soccer star Lionel Messi and his beautiful wife Antonela Roccuzzo, whose love for each other has endured for all of the time and whose marriage continues to grow stronger with each passing year.

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It all began when they were pretty minor.

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antonelaroccuzzo / Instagram

Lionel Messi always wanted to be a soccer player, even as a little child. However, his more profound spiritual aspiration was not so prominently featured in his interviews. At the table in his bedroom one day, he pulled out a pen and paper and wrote the name “Antonela.”

The letter from the young guy to the young lady had a single sentence: “One day we will become engaged.” And thus began an epic love story deserving of its film adaptation.

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In 1987, Lionel Messi was born in the Argentine city of Rosario. The stunning beauty and Messi’s soul mate Antonela Rocuzzo entered the world a year after he did, in 1988. Their first love blossomed in the house of Messi’s buddy Lucas Scaglia when they were young.

The first time Messi and Scaglia’s sons met, he was at their friend’s house, playing Sony video games. Rocuzzo was also present; she went up to the group and politely inquired whether they required assistance. Messi, even as a child, was too timid to speak up.

They were both eight years old at the time, with him being the elder of the two (at the time, Rocuzzo was only 9). Since that day, he hasn’t been able to take his gaze off the girl. They became fast friends, but Messi always knew he would marry her.

There were numerous challenges that their love had to face.

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antonelaroccuzzo / Instagram

Still, Barcelona swept into Messi’s life like a tornado when he was 11. Life took him to Spain in 2000, and he eventually left his long-term girlfriend behind. For a time more, they remained close, but this marked the beginning of a period of growing apart.

Despite their best efforts, the couple’s attempts to maintain contact were hampered by the lack of modern-day messaging apps and other facilities. There was a gradual deterioration in their ability to see one another as they lost touch.

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Their romance appeared to be a lovely memory from the past until a shocking event drew them back together. Rocuzzo lost a close friend in a car crash in 2005. The girl, all seventeen at the time, was crushed. She was too sad to face the world for several days, so she skipped school. When Messi learned of Rocuzzo’s passing, he wasted no time flying to Argentina to be at his side.

Thereafter, they were given a second opportunity at their love. Messi and Rocuzzo rekindled their sincere love for one another, but they kept their relationship quiet for a while.

The joy of their reunion cemented their friendship forever.

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antonelaroccuzzo / Instagram

In a January 2009 interview, Messi revealed the couple’s relationship to the public for the first time. The Messis’ three sons are Thiago, Mateo, and Ciro. During Argentina’s 4-0 win against Ecuador on June 2, 2012, Messi tucked the ball beneath his shirt to honor Rocuzzo’s first pregnancy.

He tied the knot with his soulmate on June 30, 2017, at Rosario’s Hotel City Center. In October 2017, Rocuzzo shared that they were expecting their third child.

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The romance between Messi and Rocuzzo is so picturesque it reads like something out of a fairy tale. They’ve been in love and together for a long time, and through hardship, they’ve grown closer.

Now, we know that Rocuzzo will always give Messi a helping hand and a sympathetic ear if he ever runs into trouble or fails.

Do you see Messi and Rocuzzo as a couple to aspire to? In the world of celebrities, who are the best teams whose friendships appear unbreakable?

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