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How Rory McIlroy and Erica Stoll rekindled love after ‘secret meetings at $22m Florida home’ led to divorce U-turn

RORY MCILROY and Erica Stoll reportedly held “secret meetings” that led to them reconciling their marriage.

The couple have decided to remain together after McIlroy, 35, filed for divorce from Stoll last month in court documents that claimed their marriage was “irretrievably broken”.

Rory McIlroy and his wife Erica Stoll are said to have held secret meetings to save their marriage

The meetings reportedly took place in their $22million Florida mansion

The couple’s talks are said to have been about co-parenting at first

According to Irish outlet RSVP Live, the pair met in secret at their $22million mansion in Florida to resolve their marital issues.

The couple are said to have met every weekend for four weeks to hash out the divorce.

It’s claimed that the showdown talks were initially focused on how they could co-parent their three-year-old daughter Poppy.

But after lengthy discussions the chats ultimately led to the pair deciding to remain together as a family and ditch plans to divorce.

Stoll, 36, was served divorce papers on May 13 that informed her of her husband’s desire to end the marriage.

The document gave her 20 days to respond with a counterclaim.

However, reports suggest she didn’t hire a lawyer, talk to the media or even respond to the divorce papers.

McIlroy discussed the marriage U-turn in a statement to the Guardian last week.


He said: “There have been rumours about my personal life recently, which is unfortunate. Responding to each rumour is a fool’s game.

“Over the past weeks, Erica and I have realised that our best future was as a family together.

“Thankfully, we have resolved our differences and look forward to a new beginning.”

RSVP Live’s report claims that both McIlroy and Stoll have had to put up a “huge level of trust” in order to work things out.

While their lawyer Thomas J Sasser has since filed a “voluntary dismissal” of the divorce proceedings.

The couple have been married since 2017.

On the course McIlroy has had a turbulent week as he missed out on a chance to win a fifth career major last night at the US Open.

The Northern Irishman missed two short putts – including one from just two feet and six inches out – to blow a two-shot lead heading into the final five holes at Pinehurst.

The golfing star has been waiting nearly 10 years to return to the winner’s circle when it comes to majors.

And he hasn’t lifted the US Open since his 2011 success at Congressional Country Club in Maryland.

McIlroy’s wait to win another major continues after Bryson DeChambeau took full advantage of his sloppy short putting on the back nine to win a second career US Open.

Earlier in the week Rors was spotted practising for the tournament without his wedding ring on, despite calling off his divorce.

McIlroy narrowly missed out on winning the US Open yesterday

Bryson DeChambeau took home the trophy instead