Former Barcelona star Lionel Messi and his wife, Antonela Roccuzzo, form a famous couple in the sporting world. Knowing each other since childhood, they officially tied the knot in 2017 and have three kids together. The pair is often seen supporting each other, both in their professional careers and personal lives.
Antonela Roccuzo actively participates in thriving family businesses. Despite this, the recent rumors have caused turmoil in their 15-year relationship due to allegations of Messi’s infidelity. The wife of his former Barcelona teammate comes to the defense of the Argentine World Cup winner.
Cesc Fabregas’ wife defends Lionel Messi
Messi and Antonela, a considerably a power couple, are currently navigating a significant crisis in their relationship. Recent reports from Brazilian outlets allege that the Inter Miami superstar’s supposed infidelity with an Argentine journalist named Sofía Martínez has caused distress in their marriage.
Following the affair allegations, the eight-time Ballon d’Or winner and former Barcelona teammate, Cesc Fàbregas’s wife, Daniella Semaan Fàbregas, who often goes on holiday with Antonela, has spoken out in defense of Lionel Messi, dismissing the reports as rubbish and untrue.
Messi and Roccuzo are close friends with Fabregas and his wife; both pairs have been spotted together occasionally on vacation, at events, and at parties. Daniella Semaan, a close friend of the Messi family, opened up about the rumors, writing, “What publication is this that has no meaning and has nothing right.” on her Instagram.
Recent reports from his native Argentina claim Messi is in love with another woman who’s not Antonela. The Argentine, journalist who interviewed Messi in Paris at the Gala Ballon d’Or, is at the center of the issue between the couple, and the rumors have intensified following their interaction at the event.
Lionel Messi’s alleged affair
The whole allegation was initiated last year during the Qatar World Cup 2022, when the journalist went viral following her interview with Lionel Messi. In the interview, she expressed her passion and gratitude towards Messi and his achievements in the Argentine colors. Eventually, he led the side to lift the world title by defeating the 2018 World Cup champions, France, in the final.
Additionally, the duo again interacted at the Ballon d’Or ceremony, exchanging a glancing look that has added fuel to the rumors. Moreover, a compilation video of Messi’s interview with her has gone viral. It has also been noticed that Antonela has been absent from Argentina’s last two World Cup qualifiers in the stands, among all family members. However, none of them have officially made any comments about it.
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