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Glennon Doyle’s Ex-Husband: All You Need to Know about Craig Melton

Delve into the Enigmatic Relationship: Glennon Doyle's Ex-Husband Unmasked. From Love Story to Unveiling Truths, Exploring a Complex Bond in Retrospect.
by Robyn Kerkhof | Sep 13 2023
Credits: Instagram (@glennondoyle)

Glennon Doyle is a renowned author, speaker, and activist known for her powerful memoirs and inspirational talks. As a public figure, her personal life has often garnered attention, including her relationship with her ex-husband, Craig Melton.

In this article, we will delve into who Craig Melton is, why they got a divorce, and what he does now. So, let’s dive right in.

Meet Craig Melton: Model, Athlete and Glennon Doyle’s Ex-Husband

Craig Melton (52) is a multifaceted individual who hails from Virginia, USA. Predominantly known as an entrepreneur and social media influencer, he is also a former model and soccer player.

He is famous for being the ex-spouse of well-known author and activist, Glennon Doyle. Born on 18 August 1971, Craig is of mixed American ethnicity and has an older sibling named Nicole Stracener.

Educated at Lake Braddock Secondary School, Craig furthered his studies at George Mason University where he achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physiology. He also holds a master’s degree in Telecommunication Management.

With over 41 thousand followers on Instagram, he regularly updates his account with photos showing aspects of his daily life, especially moments shared with his children and friends.

In his modeling career, he was involved with a project by the name of Circuit City. As a professional athlete, he played soccer for the Washington Warthogs in the 1997 season. Using the experience and skills gained from his soccer career, Craig later served as a defensive coordinator at Locust Grove High School in 2012 and has held coaching roles for youth soccer

Why Their Marriage Ended in Divorce 

In her book, Doyle details her separation from Craig after he admitted to adultery in therapy. This came amidst her budding writing career, with her breakthrough essay collection “Carry On, Warrior” leading to a publishing war for her first book, which became a bestseller in 2013.

However, the same week she was due to promote her book, she discovered Craig’s infidelity throughout their marriage. Doyle also cites communication and sexual issues in their marital problems, including Craig’s pornography consumption and affairs, as well as her own discomfort with intimacy.

Despite marital therapy and reconciliation, Doyle ended their marriage in 2016 due to her own revelation of her sexual orientation and her relationship with Olympian Abby Wambach.

Glennon Doyle’s Mixed Family 

Glennon Doyle’s role as a mother is a central part of her identity and storytelling. Glennon Doyle’s first two children, Chase and Tish, were born from her previous marriage to Craig Melton.

The couple divorced in 2016. She later remarried Abby Wambach, a former professional soccer player and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, in 2017. 

When Doyle married Wambach, she also took on the role of stepmother to Wambach’s daughter, giving her a third child in her blended family. The author often shares stories involving her children in her books and across her social media platforms, offering a look into her life as a mother and stepmother.

Glennon Doyle: Bestselling Author 

Glennon Doyle documented her journey of self-discovery and self-love that she underwent during their marriage in her bestselling memoir, “Love Warrior.” Doyle was open about the challenges in her marriage, which included coping with her husband’s infidelity and dealing with her own bulimia and addiction.

Her journey of finding love in Abby, despite being in a troubled marriage, forms the crux of her memoir “Untamed.” This book follows her journey of self-discovery, embracing her true self, and stepping into the world of love again despite societal norms and stereotypes.

Her children, likewise, are presented as significant influences in her life and work. Doyle’s experiences as a mother have not only informed her writings but also her philanthropic efforts.

‘Together Rising,’ a non-profit organization she launched, aims to help women, families, and children in crisis. Through it, Doyle uses the lessons she learned from motherhood to help others, further underscoring the significant role her children play in her life.

To gain deeper insights into Glennon Doyle’s own transformative journey, her books “Love Warrior” and “Untamed” are must-reads. For a concise overview of these powerful narratives, consider exploring them on the Blinkist app.

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