Barcelona soccer star and World Player of the Year, Lionel Messi, became a father for the first time after his girlfriend, Antonella Rocuzzo, gave birth to a baby boy on Friday.
The celebrity duo has named the baby Thiago Messi.
“Today I am the happiest man in the world, my son was born and thanks to God for this gift! Thanks to my family for the support! A hug to everyone,” an excited new dad Lionel Messi announced the birth of his first child on his Facebook page.
The Barcelona club website also confirmed the news of baby’s birth through a brief statement which said,”Leo Messi is a father.” “Later on Friday afternoon, his girlfriend Antonella Rocuzzo gave birth to Thiago Messi, the couple’s first child.”
Messi, who was earlier rumoured to have relationship with models Luciana Slazar and Macarena Lemos had been dating Antonella since 2009.