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U.S. Soccer star Abby Wambach is dating Christian mommy blogger

Glennon Doyle Melton and Abby Wambach (Facebook)

Glennon Doyle Melton, a Christian author known for confessional books such as Love Warrior where she details her struggles with marriage, addiction and an eating disorder, has announced she is dating U.S. soccer champion Abby Wambach. “Oh my God, she is so good to me. She loves me for all the things I’ve always wanted to be loved for. She’s just my favorite. My person,” Melton wrote in a post on her Facebook page, which has 645,000 followers, accompanied by a photo of the smiling couple. The announcement comes two months after Wambach announced she’d be divorcing Sarah Huffman, her wife of three years, and three months after Melton announced her divorce from her husband of four years. While Melton has stated for years that same-sex marriage is not sinful, she had never been in a publicly lesbian relationship.

In the Facebook post, she said that while it had been a “quick transition” to a new relationship, her ex-husband is supportive of her decision and said her kids are “surrounded by so much love” as they form a “beautiful, modern family” together. About her relationship with Wambach, she described the soccer great as “deeply sensitive and kind,” writing, “The kids call her an M&M because she looks tough on the outside but inside she’s really mushy and sweet. Abby’s brave. Not just with her words but with her entire being. She has never been afraid to be herself, even when the world told her not to be. I learn from her everyday about the woman I want to become. She is committed to her friends and family. She has this sense of country and honor and chivalry that feels beautiful to me.”

Read the full story at The Washington Post.

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