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United States forward Abby Wambach reacts before an international friendly soccer match against China in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015. Wambach is retiring from international competition after the game. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Abby Wambach announced her engagement to Christian blogger Glennon Doyle Melton


Retired soccer star Abby Wambach and Christian blogger Glennon Doyle Melton announced their engagement on Facebook Saturday. 

Melton, 40, shared the news by posting a black and white photo of herself and Wambach with ring-clad hands. 

“Abby and I decided to hold hands forever,” Melton captioned the photo. “First, fiercely, and forever.”

Wambach posted the same photo on Instagram Sunday, writing "Happy. #iseethemoonnow."

Melton announced her relationship with Wambach just three months after divorcing her husband of 14 years, Craig Melton.

“Feels like the world could use all the love it can get right now,” Melton wrote in November, captioning a selfie with Wambach. "So today, I’m going to share with you my new love."

The news of their budding romance came just two months after Wambach separated from her wife, Sarah Huffman.

People magazine reports that Melton has been an advocate for same-sex marriage for a long time. 

"Figuring out my stance on homosexuality felt like a life and death decision,” she wrote in a 2013 blog post.

Melton added that she hopes her coming out will help give her children the confidence to be truthful with themselves, People reports. 

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