Golf star Rory McIlroy calls off divorce proceedings with wife Erica Stoll in dramatic U-turn

Erica Stoll and Rory McIlroy in shades as wimbledon
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In a dramatic U-turn leading up to the US Open, golf star Rory McIlroy and his wife Erica Stoll have decided to call off their divorce and are giving their marriage another shot. The couple, who have been married for seven years, had sparked rumours of a split after reportedly filing for divorce last month, just before the PGA Championship.

However, tonight, Rory has shared with the Guardian: "There have been rumours about my personal life recently, which is unfortunate. Responding to each rumour is a fool's game. Over the past weeks, Erica and I have realised that our best future was as a family together. Thankfully, we have resolved our differences and look forward to a new beginning."

This reconciliation marks a significant change in direction for the Northern Irish star and Erica, who have faced a barrage of speculation. US Weekly had previously reported that Stoll was feeling isolated, reflecting on McIlroy's past breakup with tennis player Caroline Wozniacki.

There's been a flurry of speculation about potential new love interests for the golfer, particularly CBS Sports golf reporter Amanda Balionis. The rumour mill went into overdrive when Balionis, who notably stopped wearing her wedding ring around the same time McIlroy announced his split, displayed a friendly rapport with the golfer during interviews.

The internet was abuzz with fans playfully speculating about the apparent chemistry between the pair, with comments ranging from humorous observations to speculative chatter. The dynamic between McIlroy and Balionis during their interviews certainly caught the attention of golf fans across the globe, reported the Mirror.

McIlroy and Stoll tied the knot in 2017 and share a daughter named Poppy, who is three years old. Following her husband's submission of legal documents, Stoll, aged 36, had the customary 20-day period in Florida to provide her response.

However, as reported by the Daily Mail, Stoll failed to meet this deadline, which expired on Sunday.

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