Soccer Star Abby Wambach Getting Divorced from Wife
Abby Wambach, the soccer star who achieved a great deal of positive attention for her role on Team USA, is headed for divorce from her wife. Wambach and Sarah Huffman got married in October 2013. Since that time, Wambach has deal with serious struggles off the soccer field – and those struggles have adversely affected […]
Abby Wambach, the soccer star who achieved a great deal of positive attention for her role on Team USA, is headed for divorce from her wife.
Wambach and Sarah Huffman got married in October 2013. Since that time, Wambach has deal with serious struggles off the soccer field – and those struggles have adversely affected Wambach’s personal life, including her marriage to Huffman.
One of the biggest issues that may have affected the marriage was Wambach’s reported substance abuse problems. Earlier this year, Wambach was busted for a drunk driving violation in Portland, Oregon. Wambach has also spoken extensively about her alcohol addiction issues. Moreover, Wambach wrote a book in which she discussed her addiction to prescription painkillers, including Adderall, Ambien, and Vicodin. Wambach’s role as a star athlete came with certain pressures and did significant damage to her body, with the end result being a painkiller addiction problem.
Making matters worse, Wambach had a hard time getting back on the right path and kicking her addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs because she was reportedly “in denial.” While this was going on, Wambach’s marriage to Huffman struggled. In fact, it was Wambach’s attempt to hide her addiction issues from Huffman that reportedly caused the marriage to crumble. Wambach said that Huffman had to exert a lot of energy supporting the soccer star – and this put a great deal of strain on the couple’s relationship.
Although the couple has decided to end their marriage, Wambach and Huffman are reportedly still on good terms. Wambach recently went on “Good Morning America” and said that the divorce has been difficult but that the spouses have “nothing but love” for each other.
One issue that will need to be resolved in the divorce is division of assets and property. Wambach and Huffman reportedly own a large house in Portland and will be selling the home in advance of the divorce being finalized.
For additional information, view the TMZ.com article, “Abby Wambach Bombshells: Divorcing Wife…Reveals Rx Abuse.”
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