Melton wrote about meeting Gilbert, whom she now calls a friend, in a blog post last September.Abby Wambach says she's divorcing her wife Sarah Huffman -- the woman she famously kissed after winning the 2015 World Cup. Huffman is a former soccer player who played on a pro team with Wambach.“She loves me for all the things I’ve always wanted to be loved for. My person.” The relationship news comes three months after Melton announced her divorce from husband Craig Melton, and two months after Wambach announced that she and her wife of three years, Sarah Huffman, would be divorcing following an April DUI arrest that forced the soccer star to confront her struggles with substance abuse.“Abby is deeply sensitive and kind,” Melton wrote of the two-time Olympic gold medalist."I think I was bred to do what I do now", Wambach said in an interview."Growing up as the youngest of seven was like being in a team environment, you learn all kinds of things ..."That night getting arrested was one of the best things that has ever happened to me.Because if I don't get so publicly shamed and publicly humiliated, I don't think I wake up." Wambach was arrested for DUI in Portland, Oregon on April 3rd.
Her last game was played on December 16 in New Orleans when the United States played its last match of its 10-game Victory Tour following its win at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.
Just three months after announcing her divorce from her husband of 14 years, Christian author Glennon Doyle Melton has found love with soccer star Abby Wambach.
Melton shared the news with a smiling photo with her “new love” on her Facebook page on Sunday.
She was included on the 2015 Time 100 list as one of the most influential people in the world.
Wambach competed in four FIFA Women's World Cup tournaments: 2003 in the United States, 2007 in China, 2011 in Germany, and 2015 in Canada, being champion of the last edition; and two Olympics tournaments: 2004 in Athens and 2012 in London, winning the gold medal on both.