Argentine superstar Lionel Messi married his childhood sweetheart and mother of their two children Antonella Roccuzzo on Friday at the City Centre Complex in his hometown Rosario in the Santa Fe province.
According to AFP, footballers and celebrities gathered for the “wedding of the century” in the Argentine town where the five-time FIFA World Footballer of the Year grew up.
The couple’s children Thiago, four, and Mateo, one, had front seats at the ceremony attended by some 260 guests, including pop star Shakira and her husband, Messi’s teammate Gerard Pique, and numerous football stars such as Messi’s Barcelona strike partners Neymar and Luis Suarez.
Former Barcelona players Samuel Eto'o, Carles Puyol, Xavi Hernandez and Cesc Fabregas also attended the ceremony with their partners.
Messi,30, and 29-year-old Antonella met when they were both kids 21 years ago in Rosario, Argentina and have been together ever since.