US Soccer Star Abby Wambach Gets Engaged - NBC4 Washington

US Soccer Star Abby Wambach Gets Engaged

"Abby and I have decided to hold hands forever," Glennon Doyle Melton wrote on Facebook

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    Former U.S. women's soccer player Abby Wambach (left) and Glennon Doyle Melton attend the 2017 DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Concert at Club Nomadic on February 4, 2017, in Houston, Texas. The couple announced their engagement two weeks later. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for DIRECTV)

    Abby Wambach, the 36-year-old retired U.S. soccer star who helped her team win the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, has gotten engaged, the couple announced over the weekend on social media.

    Wambach and Christian mom blogger Glennon Doyle Melton went public with their relationship late last year.

    Melton, 40, announced their engagement Friday evening on Facebook.

    "Abby and I have decided to hold hands forever," she wrote, alongside a black and white photo of the pair's hands, sporting diamond rings. "Love Wins."

    Abby and I decided to hold hands forever. First, fiercely, and forever @abbywambach

    A post shared by Glennon Doyle Melton (@glennondoylemelton) on

    Happy. #iseethemoonnow

    A post shared by Mary Wambach (@abbywambach) on

    She also shared the pic on Instagram, saying, "Abby and I decided to hold hands forever. First, fiercely, and forever."

    Wambach posted the same photo on her page Saturday morning.

    "Happy. #iseethemoonnow," she wrote.

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    Melton, creator of the Momastery website and author of memoir "Love Warrior," came out last November, saying on Facebook she was in a relationship with Wambach.

    "I'm going to share with you my new love," Melton wrote. "Her name is Abby. You might recognize her from soccer. She was one of the best players of all time, and she has been a fierce and committed advocate for women's equality for a decade. And honestly? Those are the least impressive things about her."

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    Melton's surprise post came three months after she revealed she had split from her husband of 14 years, Craig Melton, with whom she shares two daughters and a son.

    Two months prior to Melton's post, Wambach announced she and wife Sarah Huffman were set to divorce.

    "I found myself when I met you @glennondoylemelton," Wambach wrote on Instagram on Valentine's Day. "The end. I love you!