Lionel Messi and his wife Antonela Roccuzzo took a deep swim into the lagoon-like swimming pool of Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Florida, the United States where they have been holidaying after Copa America.
The 34-year-old Argentine football star and his family are at the hotel popularly known as the world’s first guitar-shaped hotel, having a time of their lives amidst the uncertainty of when he will return to competitive football.
Recall that the contract that has been existing between Lionel Messi and FC Barcelona expired on 30 June 2021 which rendered the record 6 times Ballon d’Or winner club-less for almost a month now.
This is the first time since July 1, 2000, that Lionel Messi was not signed to Barcelona. Recall that he has been a product of Barcelona from childhood and has never left the club since then.
There have been rumors and counter rumors concerning his future with FC Barcelona. Some say he has agreed to a 50 percent pay cut which was said to be one of the reasons he could not extend his contract with the club. Others say Barcelona would not be able to register him until the club sells some of their players because the club’s payroll is not corresponding with the club’s revenue.
Some of the players that have been reportedly lined up to go so that the club can clear its books for Messi are Antoine Griezmann, Miralem Pjanic, Samuel Umtiti, and Philippe Coutinho. Unfortunately for the club, no club has shown strong interest in buying them off.
But all that would not stop Lionel Messi and his wife, Antonela Roccuzzo from having the time of their lives. In a clip the football icon shared on his Instagram page, Messi and Roccuzzo could be seen swimming in a pool of water. When the two lovers were inside the water, they held themselves tightly as if they were about to have a long deep kiss.
Messi did not bother to write any caption under the clip since the action on the clip speaks more than a million words.
Based on a report by ESPN that Lionel Messi might have to wait until January 2022 before Barcelona could register him, Antonela Roccuzzo could have more of such loved-up moments to share with the football icon.
The Argentine beauty has been in a relationship with Lionel Messi since 2008. According to records, the two lovebirds met themselves in their hometown, Rosario in Argentina, when Messi was 5-year-old. He however started a serious relationship with Roccuzzo when he was 21-year-old.
Years after, the relationship started producing children. Messi and Roccuzzo’s first child Thiago was born in 2012. In 2015, they had their second son named Mateo, and in 2018, their third son, Ciro arrived.
The birth of Ciro came a year after Lionel Messi and Antonela Roccuzzo decided to make their union official. The wedding took place at a luxury hotel named Hotel City Center in Rosario on 30 June 2017.