Lionel Messi affair allegations shut down after football icon was accused of cheating on Antonela Roccuzzo

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Lionel Messi has been accused of cheating on wife Antonela Roccuzzo

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 26/11/2023

- 11:06

The couple have been together for 15 years

Cesc Fabregas' wife has furiously shut down a report that alleged Lionel Messi had cheated on wife Antonela Roccuzzo.

The football icon has been with Roccuzzo ever since 2008, with the pair marrying in 2017.

The couple share three children together, named Thiago, Mateo and Circo.

And there has never been any negative publicity surrounding the pair, who currently reside in America following Messi's move to Inter Miami earlier in the year.

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Lionel Messi has been with his wife ever since 2008 with the pair sharing three children together


A report in Brazil has, however, claimed that Messi cheated on his partner with an Argentine journalist.

Brazilian outlet Direto Do Miolo posted to X on Friday that Messi and Roccuzzo's relationship was facing its 'biggest crisis' to date.

They said Messi had had an affair, while also saying their marriage was close to being over.

However, they seemed to quote mystery sources which has led to many to believe the story isn't true.

And Fabregas' wife, Daniella Semaan, has now clarified the story by suggesting it's completely made up.

"What publication is this that has no meaning.. and has nothing right," she said while replying to a post on Instagram.

Messi and Fabregas have known each other for years, with the duo once part of Barcelona's famous La Masia academy.

With Fabregas moving back to Barcelona from Arsenal in 2011, the pair were reunited.

They won La Liga together in 2013, while also helping Barcelona win trophies such as the Copa del Rey, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup as well.

Semaan and Roccuzzo know each other well, with the pair often holidaying together with their husbands.

Meanwhile, earlier in the year, Messi opened up on his family life and revealed how all three of his children were different.

"They have different personalities," said the 36-year-old.

"Thiago, when he comes on the field to play, he doesn’t look at you.'

"Mateo. He comes on, he greets the crowd, applauds. They’re different characters."

He added jokingly: "The youngest is terrible. He's only five years old and he's not yet defined.

"Mateo you have to stop, he talks to you and doesn’t stop.

"Ciro is more reserved. He tells you things but not about himself, he talks about others.

"Thiago has trouble talking much, he’s glued to Antonela… Thiago is sensitive."

And Messi hailed his wife by saying she's a 'great mother' who is there for their children 'every day'.

"She’s a great mother. The truth is, she with them 24/7, I’m away a lot," added the Inter Miami star.


Cesc Fabregas

Cesc Fabregas' wife has denied Lionel Messi affair allegations


"Sometimes I’m gone a month, month and a half, she’s there every day."

Messi and Roccuzzo first met in the 90s, when they were just five years old and living together in their hometown of Rosario.

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