Saturday 20 January 2018

Rory McIlroy's ex Holly Sweeney wishes him well ahead of his wedding to Erica Stoll: 'She's dead on'

Holly and Rory dated for several years before splitting in 2011
Holly and Rory dated for several years before splitting in 2011
Rory McIlroy's ex-girlfriend Holly Sweeney wed hockey player Jeff Mason in Belfast. Picture: Kevin Scott/Belfast Telegraph
Split: Holly Sweeney and Rory McIlroy dated for six years
Holly at Pebble Beach in 2010

Kathy Armstrong

Rory McIlroy's ex has wished him well ahead of his upcoming wedding to Erica Stoll, calling his fiancée "lovely."

While the golfing ace's childhood sweetheart Holly Sweeney showed there's no bad blood between the pair, she revealed she won't be attending Rory and Erica's wedding next weekend.

Holly (26) first started dating Co Down-native Rory when she was just 14 and they split after six years in 2011.

She told The Sunday World she's happy for the engaged couple, saying: "Of course I'd wish him well with his big day. She's lovely.

Rory McIlroy is to tie the knot with American Erica Stoll on Saturday, April 22, in Ashford Castle in Cong, Co Mayo. Photo: REUTERS
Rory McIlroy is to tie the knot with American Erica Stoll on Saturday, April 22, in Ashford Castle in Cong, Co Mayo. Photo: REUTERS

"I've met her a couple times here, she's really dead on."

Holly tied the knot to Belfast Giants hockey player Jeff Mason (35) last year and they have a three-year-old son, Max.

The gymnastics coach is understood to still be close to Rory (27) but she said she wasn't invited to the nuptials, which are due to take place in Ashford Castle, Co Mayo.

She said: "Why would I be, I wouldn't really invite many exes to my wedding, would you? I have no idea what's happening about it, I would be of no use to you. It must be very hush hush.

"We've both moved on with our lives and I wish him the best."

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Rory McIlroy's ex-girlfriend Holly Sweeney wed hockey player Jeff Mason in Belfast. Picture: Kevin Scott/Belfast Telegraph
Rory McIlroy's ex-girlfriend Holly Sweeney wed hockey player Jeff Mason in Belfast. Picture: Kevin Scott/Belfast Telegraph

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