Ashlyn Harris breaks silence on ‘brutal’ cheating rumours following divorce from Ali Krieger

has addressed rumours she cheated on ex-wife amid her new rumoured romance with .

The former US National Women’s Soccer Team player took to her on 18 November to share a lengthy statement . In her post, Harris denied cheating rumours and revealed how the subsequent “online hate” has negatively impacted her mental health.

“Several weeks ago, a process that had been ongoing privately for some time became public,” Harris began. “Ending a relationship after almost 13 years of friendship, teammate-ship, marriage and co-parenting (many of them good years) is a decision that was not made lightly.”

“We agreed to centre our children, continue therapy, separate, and to move forward with our lives. Two happy families are always better than one unhappy one. This process is never easy, but we were making our way through,” she continued.

Harris explained that the former couple were advised by their agents and representation to keep news of their split private until after Krieger finished her NWSL season earlier this month. However, the 38-year-old athlete revealed that “a leak (a betrayal of our deepest confidence) made that impossible”.