Rory McIlroy Files for Divorce from Wife Erica Stoll After 7 Years of Marriage

Rory McIlroy Files for Divorce from Wife Erica Stoll After 7 Years of Marriage

The pro-golfer filed for divorce on May 13 in Palm Beach County, Florida, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE
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Rory McIlroy Files for Divorce from Wife Erica Stoll After 7 Years of Marriage

The pro-golfer filed for divorce on May 13 in Palm Beach County, Florida, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE

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Published on May 14, 2024 01:06PM EDT

Rory McIlroy and Erica McIlroy at the 2018 Ryder Cup Gala. PHOTO: 

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Rory McIlroy is divorcing wife Erica Stoll after seven years of marriage.

The 35-year-old pro-golfer filed for divorce from Stoll, 36, according to court documents filed in Florida, and obtained by PEOPLE. McIlroy filed the petition to dissolve the marriage on May 13.

Stoll and McIlroy share one daughter, Poppy, who they welcomed in 2020.

McIlroy and Stoll married on April 22, 2017, during a lavish ceremony at Ashford Castle in County Mayo, Ireland. According to E! News, the wedding had very tight security and included several A-list celebrity guests from Stevie Wonder to actor Jamie Dornan

Over the course of their relationship, Stoll had been a supportive figure for McIlroy at his tournaments, from caddying for him at the 2023 Masters Par 3 contest to cheering him on at the Ryder Cup in Italy.

Poppy McIlroy

Stoll, a former employee of the PGA of America, met McIlroy in 2012 at the Ryder Cup where she had been working as a transport official. After McIlroy overslept because of a time zone mixup and nearly missed his tee time, Stoll got him a police escort to the course in Medinah, Illinois.

However, the couple didn’t become romantically involved until years later in 2014. McIlroy had been dating tennis player Caroline Wozniacki when he first met Stoll. McIlroy and Wozniacki got engaged on New Year’s Eve in 2013 but he broke things off a few months later.

McIlory recalled his first time meeting Stoll during an interview on the Golf Channel.

Erica that week was always the one that was checking us in and out. She was there at transportation, so she was always in the car park over there. But yeah, it’s still cool to look around and think about that week, and obviously everything that’s happened since then. It’s pretty cool,” he said.

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Stoll and McIlroy officially started dating in late 2014, but kept their relationship quiet and didn’t make many public appearances as a couple at the start.

In May 2015, about six months into dating, McIlroy spoke to the Times of London about his relationship with Stoll. “I am very happy in my love life. We haven’t really been putting it out there. She is from America, which is why I like to spend time in Palm Beach … The past six or seven months have been really nice. That part of my life is going great,” McIlroy said.

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