Glitterati as Messi finally marries childhood sweetheart

Shakira and Gerard Pique

Shakira and Gerard Pique

Lionel Messi's wife is the daughter of a supermarket owner, at the age of five, he met her at the age of five.

Diego Maradona still loves Lionel Messi despite admitting that his invitation to the Barcelona star's wedding must have been "lost somewhere".

The Argentine city of Rosario is expected to host stars such as Neymar, Shakira and Luis Suarez for the occasion.

A mural is going up in the city to honour the soccer great.

Messi, who turned 30 last Monday (June 24) married Antonella, 29 at a luxury hotel in the city of Rosario.

Barcelona star striker Luis Suarez with his wife.

Messi grew up in a lower-middle-class neighborhood in Rosario, and his bride Roccuzzo is the cousin of one of Messi's childhood friends.

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Notably, the designer had also dressed the footballer's mother, sister and several wedding guests, according to the Mirror.

After months of anticipation, the football world and Argentina will today witness what is probably the biggest wedding in recent times as Lionel Messi ties the knot with Antonella Roccuzzo in his hometown of Rosario.

Roccuzzo's wedding dress was designed by Spanish designer Rosa Clara, who has also designed dresses for Queen Letizia of Spain and Eva Longoria.

The civil wedding ceremony and party were all slated to take place inside the venue, and the guests will be lodged there too.

Uruguayan pop bands Rombai and Marama and Argentina footballer Sergio Aguero's singer-wife Karina are expected to perform.

Shakira had recently denied rumours she would miss the wedding due to a quarrel with Ms Roccuzzo.

Despite spending more than half of his life in Barcelona, Dominguez says he isn't surprised Messi chose to return home to marry.

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