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It's going to be a boy! Rory McIlroy's ex Holly Sweeney celebrates baby shower

Published 10/08/2014 | 08:20

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Holly Sweeney poses at her baby shower
Rory McIlroy with Caroline Wozniacki
Rory McIlroy with Caroline Wozniacki

Rory McIlroy's former childhood sweetheart is basking in the joy of pending motherhood.

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Holly Sweeney (24) celebrated a baby shower at the weekend to mark her soon-to-be bundle of baby boy joy.

The fun-filled bash was organised by her longtime pal Caroline Reid and the two happily posed for photos with blue-themed cupcakes and balloons as Holly is nearing her due date.

The University of Ulster graduate is in a long-term relationship with ice hockey player Jeff Mason, and the two live together in Jolywood, Co Down.

Holly and boyfriend Jeff Mason
Holly and boyfriend Jeff Mason

Her former boyfriend of six years, whom she dated from the age of 14, broke off his engagement to tennis player Caroline Wozniacki in May, and just one week later it was revealed that Holly was six months pregnant with her other half.

At the time, McIlroy said he was happy for his ex.

"I'm happy for her," he said last night. "You know, it’s great to see she’s happy – all good.”

Holly and Rory dated for several years before splitting in 2011
Holly and Rory dated for several years before splitting in 2011

Meanwhile, his most recent ex, former fiancee Caroline Wozniacki has been sending cryptic tweets of late.

The quote that she shared with her 661,000 followers reads: “I don’t chase anyone anymore. Wanna walk out of my life, there’s the door. Hell, I’ll even hold it for you.”

Rory McIlroy with Caroline Wozniacki
Rory McIlroy with Caroline Wozniacki

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