Exploring Lionel Messi’s Mother Celia’s Life Journey, Who Broke an Argentine Tradition During Son’s Wedding

Lionel Messi‘s mother Celia Maria Cuccittini is his biggest cheerleader. Fans still remember Celia struggling to fight back tears as she embraced Messi on the field shortly after he won the World Cup in 2022. When the Argentine superstar kick-started his Inter Miami stint, his mother was in the stands to cheer him on. Well, Celia has been Leo Messi’s biggest support system way before he became the superstar as we know him today. Back in the day, she toiled in factories to support Messi’s family and his blossoming soccer career.

Being famous among fans for ‘soccer mom‘ moments with Messi, she also turned heads for breaking a tradition at her son’s wedding. Let’s dive deeper into Celia’s life before Messi got famous and her antics at her son and Antonela Roccuzzo’s wedding.

Who was Lionel Messi’s mother Celia before her son became a soccer superstar?

Lionel Messi’s mother Celia Maria Cuccittini was born on January 23, 1960, in Argentina to Italian parents. While her husband Jorge Horacio Messi worked in a factory, she worked as a part-time house cleaner to support their family. Celia also reportedly worked in a magnet manufacturing factory during the days of their struggle. Jorge Messi and Celia brought up four kids, including the 8x-Ballon d’Or winner in their working-class Argentine household. When Messi found success and stardom, he gave back to his parents.


Celia is now a fashion entrepreneur, having found various ventures in the industry. Earlier, she also worked as the brand manager of ‘The Messi Store,’ which is the Inter Miami star’s premium lifestyle brand. While all stories associated with Messi and his mother resonate with hard work, passion, and affection, the story from his wedding day gave way to controversy. Are you aware of it? If not, we have you covered.

When Celia broke an Argentine tradition at Messi’s wedding

Lionel Messi and his childhood sweetheart Antonela Roccuzzo tied the knot on June 30, 2017, in an intimate ceremony in Rosario, Argentina. As per Argentine tradition, only the bride is allowed to wear a white dress on a wedding day. However, on Messi’s big day, Antonela was not the only person dressed in white. His mother Celia took him to the wedding ceremony, dressed in a white frock. Per reports, Celia’s outfit ignited so severe a disagreement with Antonela’s family that they spent the remainder of the ceremony on a different floor at the hotel.

That aside, Messi’s wedding was indeed a gala. His former Barcelona teammates, including superstar Neymar, showed up in Rosario to wish luck to La Pulga and Antonela Roccuzzo. Besides, given Messi’s equation with his mother, it is quite sure that Celia’s wedding mishap has not done much to hinder her relationship with her son.

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