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Rory visits ex Holly's New Baby

Proving you can stay friends with an ex, Rory McIlroy paid a visit to his former girlfriend, Holly Sweeney, and her new bundle of joy on Tuesday.

The world number one and the Celebrity Come Dine With Me star were in a relationship together for six years.

However, the former couple seem to be on better terms now as Rory came with a little gift to meet Holly, her newborn son, Max, and her new boyfriend, Jeff Mason.

"Brought my little buddy Max his first pair of Nikes last night,

"Great seeing you guys," he posted online on with a pic of little Max wearing the little shoes.

Sources revealed that Rory (inset) and Holly are still in contact and have a much more civil relationship now.

They were able to meet up while Rory was home to open the Daisy Lodge therapeutic short-break centre for children with cancer, to which he donated over €1m towards.

Previously Rory said he was delighted for Holly on her pregnancy.

"I'm happy for her," he said when her pregnancy was revealed.

"You know, it's great to see she's happy - all good," he said.