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Love is too beautiful to be hidden in the closet. Thankfully, unlike in the old times, people are open about their love regardless of gender. One such couple breaking the stereotype is Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris.
The Gotham FC teammates are one admirable couple in the sports industry who are openly gay and are an inspiration to many. Their story goes way back to 2010. Stick with us to learn everything about the duo.
Start of One Beautiful Journey
- You never really know when or how you will meet the one. It looks like one random day in your life, but in retrospect, you realize it wasn’t. When Harris first met Krieger in 2010, she had no idea she had met her future wife.
- The romantic relationship between the athletes began nearly a decade ago, in 2010. They instantly clicked and became really close friends.
- Ashlyn was attracted to Ali’s independence and assertiveness, while Ashlyn’s creativity and ambition drew Ali. Many fans picked up their undeniable chemistry long before they revealed it themselves.
- Regardless of their discreet relationship, fans couldn’t stop themselves from shipping the defender Ali and goalkeeper Ashlyn. They even gave the duo a ship name called “Krashlyn.”
Didn’t Publicized Their Relationship For A Long Time
Despite being loved by many fans, Krieger and Harris remained silent about their relationship for almost a decade because they didn’t want to create problems for their teammates and the franchise.
The world has become more welcoming and accepting of the same-gender relationship now, but back in 2010, it still was a huge deal and wasn’t talked about as openly as it is now.
However, over the years, as the world around them changed, both Ali and Ashlyn started to become more and more confident within themselves and their relationship as well.
Eventually, in March 2019, the love birds went public with their relationship by announcing their engagement and got married in late December of the same year.
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Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris’ Wedding
After hiding their romance for about a decade, the Gotham FC defender Ali Krieger married goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris on December 28, 2019, in Miami.
According to Vogue, the wedding was a non-stop, weekend-long party and also served as a reunion for many members of USWNT.
Ashlyn wore a custom-made tuxedo with a beaded argyle pattern by Thom Browne for the wedding day, while Ali took a trip to New York City, where she found a Pronovias fit and flare dress with long sleeves and a V-back.
Overall, the whole wedding was a fairytale and a dream come true to see LGBTQ love succeed. The duo is loved and has become an inspiration to many.
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Are Now Parents Of Two
The power couple of the soccer industry shared pleasant news with their fans on the occasion of Valentine’s Day. On February 14, 2021, the USWNT stars welcomed a new addition to their family.
Ali and Ashlyn adopted a beautiful daughter Sloane Philips Krieger-Harris who was born two days earlier, on February 12, 2021.
The couple each posted a loving tribute dedicated to their child and her birth mother on their respective Instagram accounts.
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A year later from the adoption of Sloane, the pair announced their second adoption of a son, Ocean Meave Krieger-Harris, on August 16, 2022.
Ali and Ashlyn both have retired from their professional football career, but their contribution to the sport is unfathomable.
Harris helped U.S. Women’s national team to two World Cup titles, and Krieger helped the USA at the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. We wish the exemplary couple all the best for their future and send our best wishes.For More Updates on Articles, Celebrity Babies, Celebrity Feuds, Celebrity Siblings, Entertainment, Richest Celebrities, Keep In Touch With eCelebritymirror.