Rory McIlroy reportedly engaged to Erica Stoll
Rory McIlroy got down on bended knee and asked for girlfriend Erica Stoll’s hand in marriage during a trip to Paris, reports the Irish Independent.
McIlroy, 26, and Stoll, 27, have been dating for about a year. The former No. 1 golfer in the world — he’s currently No. 3, behind Jordan Spieth and Jason Day — did share an image on Facebook of the Eiffel Tower on Wednesday, confirming at the very least he was in fact in the City of Light.
A spokesperson for McIlroy queried about the rumors declined to confirm or deny the reports.
“We don’t comment on speculation about our client’s personal life,” she said.
But an “inside source” said that McIlroy did propose to Stoll and that “the happy couple are over the moon.”
McIlroy was linked to several high-profile romances following the tumultuous and disastrous end of his longtime relationship with tennis star Caroline Wozniacki in 2014. Those include dating model Sasha Gale and Irish model/singer Nadia Forde.
But if the reports are indeed accurate, it appears McIlroy is ready to settle down. But let’s remember, he was engaged to Wozniacki before dumping her shortly after the couple sent out wedding invitations.
McIlroy moved on after the failed engagement to Wozniacki. And despite rumors of some brief romances, the golfer said he was enjoying the bachelor life and had no intentions of pursuing a long-term relationship.
When pressed about his personal life last fall, McIlroy humorously stated, “Golf is my girlfriend at the minute.”
While that may not the case any longer, at least McIlroy understands what has helped him be so lucky in love.
(top image via Golf Channel)