WEDDING BELLES

Soccer Superstars Abby Wambach And Sarah Huffman Tie The Knot In Hawaii

Soccer player and two-time Olympic gold medalist Abby Wambach confirmed Wednesday that she is gay. Not only that, but she married fellow soccer player Sarah Huffman last weekend in Hawaii.

Wambach tweeted Wednesday: “Sarah and I wanted to thank everyone for all the love and support. We couldn’t be happier. What an amazing week it’s been. #honeymoon”

TMZ first reported that the women were married last Saturday at the Villas at Po’ipu Kai on the island of Kauai.

The wedding was an intimate affair, held on the beach at sunset in front of the couple’s family and closest friends. Several members of the Team USA soccer team were also in attendance, including Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux.

Until yesterday, Wambach had never spoken publicly about her sexual orientation. Huffman came out earlier this year with an announcement in support of Athlete Ally.

Cyd Zeigler, the co-founder of Outsports.com, told the Windy City Times that Wambach’s coming-out, though not a shocker, certainly is a “big deal.”

“She’s one of the biggest female athletes to ever come out,” Zeigler said. “Certainly Billie Jean [King] and Martina [Navratilova] are legends, but after them, it’s hard to think of bigger female athletes to come out. I can’t think of a bigger female soccer player right now than Abby Wambach. She’s a superstar.”

Brandi Chastain, a teammate of Wambach’s on the USA’s 2003 World Cup team, told USA Today that she’s thrilled for the couple.

“I knew about Abby’s engagement, I played with Abby for years,” Chastain said. “I’m very happy for her like I am for all my teammates and friends who get to experience that love that goes along with getting married. I’m thrilled for her.”

We’re thrilled, too. Congrats to the newlyweds!

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7 Comments

  • Kangol

    Congratulations to Abby Wambach and Sarah Huffman! They make a beautiful couple.

  • 2eo

    Football.

  • Uisce

    @2eo: No, soccer. While there are half a dozen wildly varying sports around the globe that call themselves “football”, the term soccer is uniquely singular. It does not need to be qualified, yet football does – Australian rules football, association football, Gaelic football, Canadian football, American gridiron, rugby football, etc.

  • sfbeast

    I thought Hawaii doesn’t have gay marriage.

  • 2eo

    @Uisce: That’s a long way of agreeing with me that it should just be called Football.

  • mulletkitty

    This is an outrage and an abomination. Abby was supposed to gay marry ME, dammit!!

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