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Abby Wambach Married, Wife, Divorce, Girlfriend, Gay

Updated On: 19 Sep, 2018

Abby Wambach Married, Wife, Divorce, Girlfriend, Gay

"If I play well, my mother might forgive me for who I am." 

It is the Abby Wambach's theme for her memoir Forward, which explains her struggle with sexuality and her journey to become leading goalscorer in both man and woman category.

Retired American footballer Abby Wambach is a two-times Olympic gold medallist (2004 and 2012) and the FIFA 2012 World Player of the Year. After 21 years of accomplishment in the soccer field, Abby decided to hang her boots in December 2015.

Sexuality Struggle To Get Love From The Family

Growing up in a conservative family and openly talking to them about her sexual identity was tough for Abby. She gave an exclusive interview with The Good Morning America on 13 September 2018 after the release of her memoir, Forward. Abby talked with TGMA co-host Robin Roberts about her self-acceptance journey and her career highs that would make her mom accept her identity with open arms.

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But despite the accolades from her extraordinary football career, she is still refrained to get the family love. She even added she had to clear some of the negativity being gay and also the struggles that she had in her career.

Talking about the TGMA, one of the well-reckoned TGMA, Ron Claiborne announced his retirement in September 2018.

Abby’s Previous Divorce, Now Married To A Well-Known Author!

After a failed marriage with her long-time partner, Sarah Huffman, Abby has found love again. The former footballer was married to her sweetheart, Sarah on 5 October 2013 in Hawaii. However, their three years of matrimony ended in divorce in 2016.

Abby published her memoir, Forward, on 13 September 2016 that revealed her alcohol and drug abuse for years played a key role in her divorce. However, during her interview with Robin Roberts, she confessed that she loved Sarah and thanked her for being the part of her struggle and supporting her.

After her short-lived nuptails with Sarah, her relationship with the Christian Blogger girlfriend, Glennon Doyle Melton became public in November 2016. 

Abby Wambach and her then-girlfriend Glennon Doyle Melton on 14 November 2016 (Photo: Glennon's Instagram)

Glennon announced her relationship with Abby and told that she wanted to see Abby grow comfortable in her being and relish all the moment. At last, she ended her photo caption saying, Precious World: I LOVE ABBY. Love Wins.

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Abby got engaged with Glennon in February 2017 after three months of making their relationship official. Abby then got married on 14 May 2017.

Abby Wambach with her wife, Glennon Doyle Melton 's wedding picture shared on 14 May 2017 (Photo: Instagram)

Her wife, Glennon was married to a guy named Craig Melton, and together the exes share three children. The former couple ended their 14 years of matrimony in August 2016.

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Short Bio

The retired soccer star was born on 2 June 1980 in Rochester, New York as per wiki. Abby stands at the height of 1.8 m (5’ 11”) and her birth sign is Gemini. In her family, she has six siblings.

She belongs to mixed ethnicity as she had Irish heritage and studied in Catholic school. Abby attended Our Lady of Mercy High School from 1994 to 1998.