Wednesday 18 October 2017

Caroline Wozniacki breaks silence on Rory McIlroy split: 'It's a hard time for me right now'

Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki hold hands while walking their dog in downtown, New York City
Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki hold hands while walking their dog in downtown, New York City
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Caroline Wozniacki has broken her silence on her surprise split with Irish golfer Rory McIlroy.

The Danish tennis star remained tight-lipped yesterday after her former fiance announced their engagement was off with a mass press release.

"It's a hard time for me right now," she said on Twitter.

"Thanks for all the sweet messages. Happy I support Liverpool right now because I know I'll never walk alone."

McIlroy issued a statement yesterday announcing their break-up, five months after getting engaged.

And details of the elaborate New York wedding they had planned have also emerged.

Newly engaged couple Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy

Caroline's brother Patrik revealed his sister had already purchased her dream dress after spotting it in New York earlier this year.

The pair, dubbed 'Wozzilroy' were arranging a no-expense spared bash on November 8th and Patrik had even spoken of his nerves at delivering his groomsman speech on the big day.

Rory McIlroy and Caroline in Abu Dhabi in 2014

Several reports were published in Denmark today regarding their elaborate wedding as many of the magazines had already gone to print by the time news of their split was revealed yesterday morning.

"I am really looking forward and it will be super exciting," he said.

Golfer Rory McIIroy and tennis player Caroline Wozniacki

"I'm looking forward to the party, but there is one thing I am very nervous about, which is the speech, which I will keep to myself."

Former US President Bill Clinton was among the guests invited to the wedding of the year and tennis star Serena Williams is believed to have been lined up as a bridesmaid.

McIlroy said that seeing the invitations at the weekend made him realise he "wasn't ready for all that marriage entails", adding "the problem is mine".

"There is no right way to end a relationship that has been so important to two people," he said in a statement. "I wish Caroline all the happiness she deserves and thank her for the great times we've had."

Golfer Rory McIIroy and tennis player Caroline Wozniacki

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