Why Rory McIlroy and wife Erica Stoll are divorcing: ‘Breaking point’

Rory McIlroy’s estranged wife Erica Stoll says their seven-year marriage has reached a “breaking point” before the PGA Tour star files for divorce in Florida on May 13. It is being

“The sticking point in Laurie and Erica’s marriage was that Erica was lonely in her marriage,” a source recently said. our weekly magazine. “Rory was a difficult person to marry.”

McIlroy, 35, and Stoll, a former publicist, “lived very different lives over the past two years while he was on the road, and she eventually reached a breaking point,” a source said. said.

Team Europe’s Rory McIlroy and his wife Erica attend the 2023 Ryder Cup Pre-Gala Dinner at Marco Simone Golf Club on September 27, 2023 in Rome, Italy.
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Pictured with wife Erica Stoll and daughter Poppy McIlroy during the Par 3 Contest before the 2023 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2023 in Augusta, Georgia. Rory McIlroy in Northern Ireland.
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The couple’s relationship reportedly changed after welcoming daughter Poppy, now 3, in August 2020, with Stoll’s parenting priorities changing while on tour.

“She knew what she was getting into in her profession, but after having Poppy, things changed a lot and she had a new perspective,” a source told Us Weekly. . “Erica usually missed most of the tournaments and focused on Poppy.”

Her absence was noticeable at the Masters in April.

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates with his wife Erica and daughter Poppy after winning the final round of the 2021 Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 9, 2021. Getty Images

McIlroy’s divorce filing also asked for split custody of Poppy.

His campaign released a statement last week that said it “underscored Mr. Rory’s desire to spend this difficult time as respectfully and amicably as possible.”

Four-time major champion McIlroy was spotted without his wedding ring last Wednesday while practicing at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, ahead of the start of the 2024 PGA Championship. Xander Schauffele won the championship by one stroke. 18th hole.

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland speaks to the media during a practice round before the 2024 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on May 15, 2024 in Louisville, Kentucky. Getty Images

Stoll was also seen leaving the house without her engagement ring on Wednesday.

However, her wedding ring appeared to be “securely” on. daily mail.

At a pre-tournament press conference, media were warned to refrain from asking questions about McIlroy’s personal life amid rumors of a divorce.

Stoll had no comment at the time.