Abby Wambach Wife Glennon Doyle Melton: Married Life And Kids

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Abby Wambach’s wife, Glennon Doyle, is an American author and queer activist recognized for her famous book Untamed.

Abby and Glennon shared their wedding vows in May 2017. However, this wasn’t the first marriage for both of them.

Glennon was previously married to Craig Melton and parted ways in 2016. Similarly, Abby was married to Sarah Huffman.

Abby Wambach With Her Wife, Glennon Doyle
Abby Wambach With Her Wife, Glennon Doyle (Source: Instagram)

Mary Abigail Wambach was born on June 2, 1980, in Rochester, New York.

Abigail, known as Abby, is a former soccer player, coach, and member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Wambach has won the US Soccer Athlete of the Year award six times. She was a regular on the US women’s national soccer team from 2003 to 2015, winning her first cap in 2001.

Abby received the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2012, becoming the first American woman to do so in ten years.

Competing at the top level since 2001, she announced her retirement from her playing career on October 27, 2015.

Moreover, the player was also featured on the 2015 Time 100 list as one of the most influential people in the world.

Abby Wambach, Wife

Abby Wambach tied the knot with Glennon Doyle on May 14, 2017. Glennon is the creator of the online community Momastery.

She is also the founder and president of Together Rising, an all-women non-profit organization established by the pair.

Together Rising mainly helps women, families, and children who are in need and crisis.

Moreover, the member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 was selected for the Fast Company Queer 50 list in 2021.

Abby And Glennon Marital Journey

The couple first met at the writer’s event in Chicago. When the pair saw each other, they felt a connection instantly. After some time, they got engaged in February 2017.

At the time, Abby struggled with depression, prescription drugs, and alcohol abuse. According to Wambach, Doyle helped her beat bulimia, alcoholism, and drugs.

Abby With Her Wife, Step kids and Craig
Abby With Her Wife, Step kids and Craig (Source: Twitter)

Glennon was previously married to Craig Melton from 2004 until 2016. Additionally, from her relationship with Craig, she welcomed three beautiful children.

Following the end of her relationship with Craig and Abby’s with Sarah, they tied the knot on May 14, 2017.

Nonetheless, Wambach, Craig, and Doyle are currently co-parenting the three children at the moment.

Also, they mentioned that the family has dinner together time and again. “We make sure the kids’ lives are as least disrupted as possible,” says Abby Wambach.

“Craig gave me the biggest gift by allowing me into the family dynamic. He gave the kids permission to love me.”

Abby Wambach’s Ex-Wife, Sarah Huffman

Abby Wambach was previously married to Sarah Eileen Huffman. Sarah Eileen Huffman is also a former professional soccer player who last played for Portland Thorns FC of the NWSL.

Huffman, also known as Huff, professional career started as a reserve member for the Washington Freedom, which won the 2007 W-League championship.

Later in 2008, she played for the Norwegian team, Roa IL, and helped the team win the Norwegian Women’s Cup.

Abby Wambach With Her Ex-Wife
Abby Wambach With Her Ex-Wife (Source: Twitter)

Huffman was the first overall pick in the 2008 WPS General Draught and then signed with the Washington Freedom in Women’s Professional Soccer in 2009.

Moreover, she has represented her country in different levels, U-16, U-17, U-19, U-21, U-23 and senior women’s national soccer teams.

Sarah led her team to achieve the FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship in 2002 and the Nordic Cup with the U-21s in 2004, 2005, and 2007.

Sarah and Abby had a long-term relationship before they got married. The pair got married in 2013.

However, the couple got separated in 2016 due to Abby’s drug and alcohol addictions as well as her abusive physical behavior.

Neeki Kakshyapati
Neeki Kakshyapati

Neeki Kakshyapati

Neeki Kakshyapati has a love for delving into the vibrant and varied world of sports. Her writings captivate readers with a compelling fusion of human interest narratives, sports analysis, and cultural observations, giving them a comprehensive understanding of the players and occasions that influence the sports world.


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