A prominent U.S. women’s soccer star is responding to accusations of infidelity on social media amid her public divorce.
Former U.S. women’s national team goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris and defender Ali Krieger are going through a divorce, and the dissolution of their marriage is playing out in the public eye, marked by unfortunate cheating allegations and hurtful comments directed at Harris on social media. Harris addressed these accusations on Sunday, breaking her silence.
In a statement, Harris expressed her concern about the impact of strangers’ hateful comments on her children. She emphasized the pain caused by false narratives and clarified that not all marriages last forever. Harris affirmed her fidelity in the marriage, even if not always entirely happy, and highlighted the efforts made through therapy and processing in their partnership.
Harris acknowledged that the decision to end the relationship after nearly 13 years of friendship, teammate-ship, marriage, and co-parenting was not taken lightly. She refuted the false narratives and emphasized that the separation was the result of a thoughtful and ongoing process. Harris and Krieger are committed to prioritizing their children, engaging in therapy, and moving forward with their lives, aiming for two happy families rather than one unhappy one.
Navigating the complexities of ending a long-term relationship, Harris emphasized the challenges of the process while expressing determination to make their way through it.