Professional Golfer Rory McIlroy Marries Erica Stoll in Ireland: See the Star-Studded Guest List

Rory McIlroy marriedErica Stoll and Rory McIlroy at the 2016 Ryder Cup Opening Ceremony at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 29, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. The couple married on Saturday, April 22. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Professional golfer Rory McIlroy took a break from the green to marry his fiancee, Erica Stoll, on Saturday, April 22. The star-studded ceremony took place at Ashford Castle in Co. Mayo, Ireland, according to E News.

Multiple outlets report that the Irish athlete, 27, and the publicist exchanged vows before several noteworthy guests, including Ed Sheeran, 50 Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, and singer Stevie Wonder. Both Sheeran and Wonder are said to have performed throughout the evening.

McIlroy proposed to the American beauty in December 2015 after less than a year of dating. In an interview with Irish Sunday Independent, the golf champ explained that the two hit it off as friends before becoming a couple.

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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – NOVEMBER 22: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with his father Gerry McIlroy, his mother Rosie McIlroy, his girlfriend Erica Stoll and the DP World Tour Championship and Race to Dubai trophy after his one shot win in the final round of the 2015 DP World Tour Championship on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates on November 22, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

“We met when she was working for the PGA of America and renting a condo in Palm Beach,” he told the newspaper. “I found it refreshing being with someone who was living a normal life rather than, ‘Oh! My jet is 30 minutes late!’ I could speak to her about anything; we ended up spending a bit of time together and realized that there was something more there.”

McIlory added: “I love that she knows everything about me, and there was no judgment there. There was no judgment from Day one, which is huge, because that’s very hard to find for someone in my position.”


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Kelly Spears
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Kelly is an online news writer for The Knot. She is a professional writer who studied English at Ohio State University. Kelly is a big fan of TLC's '90 Day Fiance' and FYI's 'Married at First Sight.'