What a weekend for gay weddings, eh? First came the news that Diana Taurasi married former teammate Penny Taylor. And now comes the news that former USWNT superstar Abby Wambach married Glennon Doyle Melton. Wambach is now a Christian Mommy Blogger’s Wife, if you will, and you will because that’s what Glennon Doyle Melton called her on Instagram as a way to announce their marriage. She even bought her a hoodie for the declaration.
After which: wedding photos.
People magazine helpfully describes their wedding attire as “a red velvet suit jacket” and a “silver bejeweled dress.”
Wambach and Melton made headlines in November when the two shared the news that they were dating. The announcement came a few months after Melton, a celebrity writer in the Christian community, announced her divorce from her husband and also a few months after Wambach announced her divorce from former teammate Sarah Huffman, which she detailed in her memoir, Forward, along with candid stories about her struggle with substance abuse and subsequent DUI arrest.
In February Melton and Wambach announced their engagement. And now they’re married!
If social media is any indication, Melton has received an outpouring of support from the Christian community, which is honestly a little surprising, but very welcome. “Christian Mommy Blogger’s Wife” is not a thing I ever expected to read in my entire life when I was growing up gay and closeted in a Southern Baptist Church. It’s a welcome shift on this dark timeline.
Mazel tov, you two crazy kids!