Wambach said that night was a culmination of events as her life spiraled out of control.Her marriage was on the rocks, she was wrestling with her retirement and her direction, and she had just taken a new job with ESPN.The announcement comes three months after Wambach announced the two were dating.Wambach, the all-time leading scorer in international soccer history, was previously married to Sarah Huffman, also a former professional soccer player.On Valentine's Day, Wambach shared photos of Melton, writing: 'I found myself when I met you @glennondoylemelton The end. 'Melton also shared a photo of the couple on Valentine's Day, writing on Instagram: 'And then one day it all makes sense. And you can finally see your past as one long, blessed road leading you home.'And you understand that every bit of it was necessary and that every bit of it was holy. I love us.'Melton announced their relationship back in November 2016.Wambach divorced fellow soccer star Sarah Huffman last year while Melton announced her divorce from Craig Melton, her husband of 14 years, last August.
Wambach shared the news Sunday night on Instagram that she is getting married to partner Glennon Doyle Melton, a Christian blogger.A month later, she published Wambach, 36, and Melton, 41, announced their engagement in February, just a few months after they went public with their same-sex relationship. Wambach was previously married to former professional soccer player Sarah Huffman, until they split in September. In a post on Instagram on Tuesday, Melton, who previously noted that she doesn't view her relationship as a sin, explained that she believes God wants her to be happy and choosing to be in a relationship with Wambach makes her happy."When I fell in love with Abby, I was scared.Melton had been married to Craig Melton for 14 years before she announced their separation in August. Remember in Love Warrior how hard I struggled to understand what being in love meant? I thought that my fear might be bigger than my courage, and that because of that size difference, I might miss out on my chance at happiness.Melton said her children also loved the soccer star, branding her 'an M&M because she looks tough on the outside but inside she's really mushy and sweet.''They're lucky kids, to be surrounded by so much love. And because of all of that love, they are brave.'Wambach was one of the inspirational guests of honor on Melton's book tour in September - and has also been blisteringly honest about her past.
She is a Christian blogger writing about families and motherhood.'Figuring out my stance on homosexuality felt like a life and death decision,' she wrote in 2013, 'I know my Jesus, I love Him, and I think if he needed me to believe that homosexuality was a sin, He would have mentioned it.'The mom-of-three has also stated that her ex-husband, who she's written about extensively, has been fully supportive of her new life with Wambach.