During the US Open Cup final that took place a week ago, soccer superstar Lionel Messi was seen standing on the sidelines with an unidentified woman, which caused many people to raise their heads.
Due to an injury, Messi, who is now 36 years old, was unable to play for Inter Miami in the cup final match against Houston Dynamo. However, Messi was there at DRV PNK Stadium to cheer on his new team from the stands.
The forward was seen standing next to his lovely wife Antonela Roccuzzo, who was seen to be carrying a young child in her arms.
The kid was being held by Antonela and wore a pink Inter Miami shirt with the name “Papi” printed on the back. Messi beamed at her while he looked at her.
Fans were intrigued by the mystery surrounding the identity of the young child, with some wondering if the couple, who are already parents to three sons, had added a daughter to their family.
Lionel Messi was spotted on the sideline with a mystery baby girl at the US Open Cup final
Antonela Roccuzzo, Messi’s lovely wife, was seen standing by his side while cradling the couple’s infant daughter.
Bruna Alba is the name of his teammate Jordi Alba’s daughter. However, it was eventually discovered that the young girl was not in fact the newest member of the Messi clan but rather the daughter of Jordi Alba.
Alba, who played with Messi in the past at Barcelona, has three children with his wife, Romarey Ventura: a son named Paolo, a girl named Bruna, and a son named Piero. The family welcomed Paolo in July, just before Alba moved to Miami.
The warm relationship that exists between the Antonela and Bruna families is demonstrated by Antonela’s embrace of Bruna.
Messi, Alba, and Sergio Busquets, a former colleague of Messi’s at Barcelona who now plays for Inter Miami, together with their respective partners and families are close friends. They frequently spend time with one another.
Messi has lately suggested that he would love to have a girl, and he has refused to rule out the possibility of having another child with Antonela.
During an interview on OLGA, Argentinian comedian Migue Granados posed the question to the world-famous soccer player as to whether or not he and his wife Antonela, who is a model and influencer, would contemplate having another child.
And Messi, who had invited Granados into his home in Miami to film the episode, dropped hints about the impending birth of a daughter.
Bruna Alba, the daughter of Jordi Alba and his wife Romarey Ventura, was later identified as the young lady in question.
The warm relationship that exists between the two families is demonstrated by Antonela and Bruna’s embrace.
He confessed, “We’re not trying, but I don’t know [if the factory has closed],” but he didn’t provide any further information. “We’ll see if a baby girl arrives,” the expectant mother said.
After the birth of their first child, Thiago, in 2012, Messi and Antonela went on to have two additional boys, Mateo in 2015 and Ciro in 2018, respectively.
After starting the youth program at Inter Miami in August, Messi’s eldest son Thiago is already following in his father’s footsteps by playing soccer.
However, Messi disclosed that his son Thiago is more of a “mama’s boy,” despite the fact that he stated all three of his sons have extremely distinct personalities.
Messi stated that each individual have a unique personality. “Thiago, when he comes on the field to play, he doesn’t look at you,” said the coach to the other player.
“Mateo. ” He then steps out onto the stage and applauds and greets the audience. They each represent a unique persona.’
In the meantime, he stated that Ciro, his youngest child, is something of a mystery because the teenager is still coming into his own personality.
He made a joke about how the youngest was awful. “He’s only five years old, and he’s not yet defined,” the narrator said.
Messi continued, saying, “Mateo, you have to stop; he talks to you and never stops.” Ciro is more reticent than most. He will tell you things, but they will not be about himself; instead, he will talk about other people.
He also mentioned that Thiago has a difficult time communicating because he is so attached to his mother by saying, “Thiago has trouble talking much, he’s glued to Antonela…” Thiago demonstrates sensitivity.’
After that, Messi proceeded to compliment his wife, praising her for being a devoted mother to their three children.
“She is an incredible mother. The reality is that she is there for them around the clock, whereas I am gone a lot.
Sometimes I’m gone a month, month and a half, she’s there everyday.’
Messi and Antonela already share three sons together – Thiago, 10, Mateo, 7, and Ciro, 5
Messi has revealed some intimate details about his family, including the fact that his three sons each have extremely distinct personalities.
In the 1990s, Messi and Antonela first crossed paths in Rosario, Argentina, both of their hometowns at the time. When the Argentine first laid eyes on the woman who would become the love of his life, he was only five years old.
Messi’s childhood pal Lucas Scaglia was related to Antonela through the Scaglia family. When they were younger, the two young lovers ended up spending a significant amount of time together.
The friendship between Messi and Antonela developed when they were younger, and the two remained in touch after Messi moved to Barcelona when he was 13 years old. The next year, in 2008, Messi and Antonela went public with their romance.
In 2017, the happy couple exchanged vows during a grand ceremony that took place at a five-star hotel in the middle of Rosario.