Family means a lot to the humble superstar - he also has a tattoo of his mother on his left shoulder.
The little genius is not only a devoted family man, it is on the field of play where he shines too of course - and Atletico boss Diego Simeone hailed Messi for his world class talent.
The pair wed on Saturday in a lavish, extremely private ceremony in Rosario, Argentina — their hometown, and the place where they had grown up together since first meeting as five-year-old children! In addition, Gerard Pique was there with pop star wife Shakira, too!
It's being termed the "wedding of the century" in some circles, and while we're sad we can't see any pics from it (they did a great job on keeping things VERY private!
She has known the Barcelona star since she was five years old as her cousin, Lucas Scaglia, was a childhood friend of his.
If Messi has a reputation of being shy, this was certainly not the case in his pursuit of Antonella, as he regularly visited her home from a young age, just to see her.
The offshore company is not mentioned in the Spanish government's 20 indictments against the pair.
It was also announced this week that Messi’s international ban for verbally abusing a referee was to be overturned.
Hence a picture appearing in the Argentine publication that they are “outraged” and are now in the process of considering a law suit against the newspaper.
Lionel Messi is planning to sue a Spanish newspaper for defamation after the footballer was linked to tax evasion projects in the Panama Papers leak.
The captain of the Argentina national team was accused by of "setting up a tax fraud network" by using Panamanian company Mega Star Enterprises to avoid paying tax on image rights deals.