Glennon Doyle Melton announces she’s dating soccer star Abby Wambach.
A prominent Christian mom blogger is pushing the boundaries of her faith and vying for increased acceptance within the Christian community by announcing that she is now in a relationship with another woman.
In the past, Glennon Doyle Melton has been known for pushing the envelope with her blog, which has tackled topics such as the collapse of her marriage and her problems with eating disorders with a high level of openness and honesty. However, on Sunday, she took things a step further by announcing her new relationship with celebrity soccer star Abby Wambach, three months after divorcing her ex-husband.
Her Facebook post avoids labels such as “gay” or “bisexual”, she said that her announcement was inspired because she felt “ like the world could use all the love it can get.” She included a picture of herself with the two-time Olympic gold medallist, and called her a “deeply sensitive” and “unwaveringly good” person. Wambach has also become a part of Melton’s family life, as the latter wrote: “The kids call her an M&M, because she looks tough on the outside but inside she’s really mushy and sweet.”
Wambach herself announced her own divorce only a couple of months ago, too, when she split with her wife Sarah Huffman. It was reported that this split was motivated by Wambach’s DUI arrest, which led to her re-examining her life and addictions.
Glennon Melton and Abby Wambach are dating this is SO good
— kait f (@kaitlfyden) November 14, 2016
With this announcement, Melton is again challenging people’s preconceptions, and completely sidestepping the traditional “one man, one woman” marriage argument by presenting Wambach as simply “My person.” By the end of the post, she boils her argument down to one, inarguable statement: “PRECIOUS WORLD: I LOVE ABBY.”