Photo: Leonel Messi breaks up with girlfriend
Ballon d’or winner Lionel Messi is now a bachelor. According to his maternal grandfather Antonio Cuchitini, Leo and Antonella Roccuzzo, met when they were both five in Argentina and she is the woman he has dated since high school and now apparently they have broken up. Both are 23 years old.
“He doesn’t have a girlfriend now” said Cuchitini to interviewers at Rosario’s Radio 2 Station. “Better that way, it’s too early, he’s too young, he’s too young. I always tell him to have healthy fun, enjoy himself, go out for a drive with the guys.”
Messi met Roccuzzo when they were both toddlers, as she is the cousin of one of the soccer player’s best childhood friends, and both families have been traditionally close.
Antonella went to South Africa with Messi, and after the World Cup the couple went on holiday to the beaches of Brazil first, and then onto Cancún, where the couple swam with the dolphins.