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'Don't rush into a rebound relationship with Nadia,' warn Rory McIlroy's friends

Published 10/07/2014 | 08:04

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, reacts after sinking his last putt on the 18th green, to win the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. McIlroy won the U.S. Open for his first major with a record setting 16-under 268. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, reacts after sinking his last putt on the 18th green, to win the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. McIlroy won the U.S. Open for his first major with a record setting 16-under 268. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Rory McIlroy's pals have warned him against starting a "rebound relationship".

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The former world No 1 was spotted enjoying a night out on the town with top model Nadia Forde (24) recently, sparking suggestions that the two were becoming close.

However, friends of the wealthy sportsman (25) have advised him against jumping into a relationship too quickly after the end of his engagement to Caroline Wozniacki.

"His friends said to [him to] be wary of a rebound romance and have basically said to him, 'It's not a good idea to rush into anything'," a source said. "They all like Nadia, they think she's a lovely girl and she and Rory are obviously enjoying each other's company.

"But they have told him to be careful when it comes to entering into something serious so soon after he called off his wedding.

"Let's not forget, two months ago he was still engaged to Caroline and looked like he was going to spend the rest of his life with her."

Rory has already introduced the half-Italian model and singer to some of his inner circle as he adjusts to life after the end of his serious relationship.

The pair were first linked last year but were seen again on a recent night out in House on Leeson Street where they enjoyed a session with a group of Rory's friends.

They were seen "getting close" all night and left the trendy bar together just before 3am where the golfer had a chauffeur-drive Mercedes waiting outside.

Rory and Nadia were there with more than a dozen pals, with the generous golfer apparently picking up the entire bar tab for the night.

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, reacts after sinking his last putt on the 18th green, to win the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. McIlroy won the U.S. Open for his first major with a record setting 16-under 268. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, reacts after sinking his last putt on the 18th green, to win the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. McIlroy won the U.S. Open for his first major with a record setting 16-under 268. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

And the fun seemed to continue on the next day. Nadia was pictured in Rory's hometown of Bangor where she was snapped enjoying the day with model Katie Larmour, who's engaged to his friend Harry Diamond.

The two models were photographed on some pedal ducks in Pickie Fun Park.

Neither Rory nor Nadia have spoken about the most recent rumours linking them together.

Only last month, the 'BPM' singer poured cold water on claims that she was getting close to the golfer.

Paddy Power had been offering odds of 6-1 that she would be his next girlfriend.

"I wouldn't be betting on me if I was anyone going into Paddy Power. He doesn't even have my phone number. And I don't have his," she said.

(Dubliner's Diary; The Herald)

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