Lionel Messi Welcomes Dog Gifted By His Girlfriend Into Family (Photo)

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January 26, 2016

Lionel Messi’s family just grew and became a little furrier than it was before.

Messi is the proud owner of a new dog. The soccer superstar revealed Tuesday on Instagram he received the dog as a gift from longtime partner Antonella Roccuzzo.

Nuevo integrante de mi familia !!?. Gracias amor por este regalo hermosooo @antoroccuzzo88

A photo posted by Leo Messi (@leomessi) on

Messi didn’t reveal the breed of the dog or its name.

Messi, 28, and Rocuzzo have known each other since he was five years old and have been in a relationship since 2008.

Rocuzzo already has given Messi two children — Thiago, 3, and Mateo, 3 months.

And she gives on, as the new pooch and Messi can attest.

Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@ForTheWin

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