Those who know him recall that he would write letters as a kid, stating that one day Antonella would be his girlfriend. The truth is that I am well and I am relaxed." From that moment, Antonella Roccuzzo, who always had a close relationship with Leo, was linked to the life of Messi.
It was not until he had turned 21-years-old that the relationship became known. Antonella, who studied at the Latin American Education Centre, took a different path to Leo when the Barça star left to go to the Catalan capital.
Antonella was said to have shown her dislike for the Colombian star when she did not publicly acknowledge her birthday on social media last month.
Later, in the 2014/15 season, Messi confirmed on social media that Antonella was expecting their second child, Mateo, born on September 11, 2015.
It is evident that the lives of Leo Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo were destined to be one great love story.
He always knew that he loved her, and she had the sufficient patience to wait for him.
According to 'Infobae', Messi learned of the tragedy and quickly travelled to Argentina to be at her side.
It was then that their relationship progressed, but they chose to keep it private.