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Rory McIlroy files for divorce from wife Erica Stoll after 7 years of marriage

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Northern Irish professional Golfer Rory McIlroy and Erica Stoll’s marriage is over.

His rep confirmed to Page Six that divorce documents had been filed on Monday after seven years of marriage.

According to docs obtained by Page Six, McIlroy was the one to file to end their union in Florida, citing that the marriage was “irretrievably broken.”

His rep told us that his desire is “to ensure this difficult time is as respectful and amicable as possible” and pointed out that “he will not be making any further comment.”

Rory McIlroy and Erica Stoll.
Rory McIlroy and Erica Stoll are headed to Splitsville. Sportsfile via Getty Images
Rory McIlroy and Erica Stoll
The golfer submitted paperwork to end his union in Florida on Monday. rorymcilroy/Instagram
Rory McIlroy and Erica Stoll kissing.
He cited that the marriage was “irretrievably broken.” Sportsfile via Getty Images

In the filing, McIlroy stated he and Stoll should have “shared parental responsibility” for their 3-year-old daughter, Poppy, and create a parenting plan.

He also wants the court to uphold their prenuptial agreement, which was signed in March 2017.

TMZ was the first one to report the news.

Stoll, 36, and the athlete, 35, first met in 2012 at the Ryder Cup, where she worked as a PGA transport official.

Rory McIlroy holding his trophy in 2024.
McIlroy wants the court to uphold their prenuptial agreement, which was signed in March 2017. PGA TOUR
Rory McIlroy, Erica Stoll and their daughter, Poppy.
He also stated in the filing that he and Stoll should have “shared parental responsibility” for their 3-year-old daughter, Poppy, and create a parenting plan. Getty Images

During a 2019 interview with the Golf Channel, the golfer recalled meeting her when she got him a police escort to his course after he overslept.

“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,” he told the outlet at the time.

“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.”

Rory McIlroy and Erica Stoll
Stoll and the athlete first met in 2012 at the Ryder Cup, where she worked as a PGA transport official. Getty Images
Rory McIlroy and Erica Stoll.
In 2016, the pair tied the knot in a lavish star-studded wedding at the medieval Ashford Castle in Ireland. WireImage

The pair went on to tie the knot in 2016 in a lavish star-studded wedding at the medieval Ashford Castle in Ireland.

The nuptials — which reportedly cost a whopping $250,000 — were kept under wraps and included several A-listers such as Stevie Wonder, Niall Horan, Ed Sheeran and Chris Martin.

By 2020, the couple revealed they were expecting their first child together when Stoll was in her third trimester. They welcomed daughter Poppy in August of that year.

Rory McIlroy and Erica Stoll and their daughter.
Stoll and McIlroy welcomed daughter Poppy in August 2020. Getty Images
Rory McIlroy and Erica Stoll and their daughter.
The four-time major champion celebrated the birth of his daughter on Instagram by sharing a black-and-white photo of the infant holding his finger. Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The four-time major champion celebrated the birth of his daughter on Instagram by sharing a black-and-white photo of the infant holding his finger.

“Poppy Kennedy McIlroy, born August 31st, 12:15pm,” he wrote in September 2020.

“She is the absolute love of our lives. Mother and baby are doing great. Massive thank you to all the staff at Jupiter Medical Center and Dr Sasha Melendy for their amazing care ❤️❤️❤️.”

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