Stoll his heart! Rory McIlroy and wife Erica Stoll sparked a lasting romance after years of friendship.The pro golfer initially met Stoll in 2012 while he was still dating tennis player Caroline Wozniacki. (The exes split in 2014 after three years and were briefly engaged.)“The thing I love about it is that we were friends before anything romantic happened,” McIlroy gushed to the Irish Independent in January 2017, describing what makes his relationship with Stoll so special. “We met when she was working for the PGA of America and renting a condo in Palm Beach, and I found it refreshing being with someone who was living a normal life rather than, ‘Oh!
My jet is 30 minutes late.'”McIlroy hinted that his perspective on relationships changed after he started seeing the New York native. “I thought at the time that being with someone that was in a similar position to you was the obvious answer,” he added, seemingly referring to his romance with Wozniacki. “But it isn’t, because you can never get away from it.
You can never detach yourself and try to come back to the real world. And that’s why I feel in such a good place now.”He continued: “I don’t feel Erica wants to change me in any way.
I can be myself around her. … I love that [she] knows everything about me, and there was no judgment there.”The Irish athlete and the former PGA of America employee got engaged in Paris in December 2015.Read more on usmagazine.com