Playing soccer from the age of just 4 and scoring 27 goals in only three games, Abby Wambach played her first youth soccer league at the age of 5. She began eluding defenders by heading the ball over them and running around from her pre-teens.

Making America Proud: Abby Wambach representing America and celebrating a 5-2 victory against Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015, Canada (Photo: Time magazine)

Abby Wambach is an American retired soccer player and coach who won the Olympic gold medal twice. She is also the FIFA Women's World Cup champion and won the U.S. Soccer Athlete of The Year Award six times.

She is the highest all-time goal scorer as a forward and holds the world record of 184 goals internationally. She was the first American woman in 10 years to win the FIFA World Player award in 2012. She was included as one in the 100 most influential people in the world in 2015. After a year, The New York Times released her autobiography which became its best-seller.

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Let’s Know Abby’s Age

Mary Abigail Wambach famous as Abby Wambach was born on 2nd June 1980 in Rochester, New York to parents Pete and Judy Wambach. She grew up in Rochester suburb of Pittsford as the youngest of her six siblings, two sisters, and four brothers. Growing up along with six sporting siblings was like being in a team environment for her, learning and competing while playing with them.

The 38-year-old player attended high school at Our Lady of Mercy High School in Rochester during 1994 and excelled in soccer and basketball playing and practicing there. She received a full athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville during 1998 and played for Florida Gators women's soccer team where she scored 96 goals and won the SEC Championships four years in a row and an NCAA national championship.

How Much Salary Does Abby Make? What is She Doing Today?

The Olympic gold medalist and 2015 Women’s World Cup winner Abby Wambach is a history maker who has set many records in her playing career.

Her more than 3-decade-long career in soccer has won her innumerable success, pride, and money along with awards, medals, and recognition. Not only fame and success, but she also struggled and won her battle with depression and drugs which makes her woman empowerment and leadership advocate today.

She is also an author now with her second book releasing on April 16, 2019, by Celadon Books. Following her retirement in 2015, she landed with a high-profile soccer commentary job on ESPN in 2016. With that, she earns a healthy salary and has an estimated net worth of 4 million dollars.

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Real Reason Behind Abby’s Divorce….Meet Her New Wife

Belonging from the LGBT community, Abby was married to American former professional soccer player Sarah Huffman for 3 years. Their wedding took place on 5th October 2013 in Hawaii but things changed and the couple filed for divorce on September 28th and the divorce finalized just a month later on 3rd October 2016.

Abby mentions substance abuse, depression, and stress of post-retirement plans as the real reason behind her divorce.

Wedding Vows: Abby Wambach posing with new wife Glennon Doyle just after their wedding in 2017 (Photo: Abby's Facebook)

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But she is in love again!!! Yes, you heard it right, Abby is sharing a healthy relationship with her author girlfriend Glennon Doyle. They are engaged since February 2017.

The couple married each other in May 2017 after being engaged in February 2017 Today, Abby is happy with Glennon and her children and refers to herself as “mommy” of her children.

Glennon is a best-selling American author famous for the book “Love Warrior”. She was previously married to husband Craig Melton for 14 years and beared 2 children, a daughter and a son with him.