“My wife, with all the pain of her soul, supported and accompanied me,” says Messi. He’s been with his beautiful wife since they were teenagers, and he has some clear reasons why he doesn’t ever get too close to other women.
Messi and Roccuzzo are childhood sweethearts.
Messi and Roccuzzo’s story goes way back to their childhood in Rosario, Argentina. They were connected through Messi’s childhood friend and Roccuzzo’s cousin, Lucas Scaglia. Even when Messi moved to Barcelona for his soccer career, they stayed in touch.
Their relationship took a significant turn in 2005 when Messi flew back to Argentina to be there for Roccuzzo after she tragically lost her best friend.
They’ve been a couple since at least 2009 and made their relationship public in the mid-2000s. While they usually keep their love life private, they’ve been an official couple for quite some time, captivating fans with glimpses of their relationship through occasional behind-the-scenes photos.
Roccuzzo’s beauty is undoubtedly captivating, but Messi’s commitment to her goes beyond just her looks.
Their wedding in 2017 in Rosario was a big deal, often called the “Wedding of the Century.” They had 260 guests, including famous names like Luis Suárez, Gerard Piqué, and Shakira. Messi is so devoted to his wife that he avoids any physical contact with other women.
Messi’s response was swift — he promptly blocked her.
Messi refrains from physical contact with other women because, to him, intimacy is reserved solely for his wife.
Many people have noticed that Messi appears awkward in photos with other women. He typically stands in an unusual pose, with his arms at his side or his hands in his pockets, and he avoids putting his arms around the women in the photos.
This behavior is reportedly because he wants to prevent the media from misconstruing the photos and implying something inappropriate when there isn’t. Even when he took a photo with Shakira, he maintained his distance, emphasizing that their relationship was purely platonic.