When it comes to being a celebrity in America, there are several ways to achieve the much-coveted position. The news-thirsty media and public who are constantly in demand for entertainment has created an environment and cycle of celebrated personalities who are given media attention for any reason. One of the popular reasons is being the wife of an accomplished person. From sports to Hollywood, there is no shortage of men and women whose claim to fame is solely being the spouse or partner of a legitimately famous individual. One of such is Erica Stoll, who is the wife of professional and superstar golfer, Rory Mcllroy. A chance meeting in 2012 has made her into one of the famous faces in the world of golf and the world at large. Learn more about her below.
Who is Erica Stoll – Rory McIlroy’s Wife?
Unlike what is common among spouses of famous individuals, Erica Stoll does not want the attention and fame her relationship with Rory has brought to her. A regular American who was born and raised in Rochester, New York, she has been famously described by her own husband, Rory to be ‘a very lowkey person, not the kind to broadcast stuff’. As such, personal details about her background has been shrouded from the media. Details such as her parents’ heritage, date of birth, education are currently unknown other than the fact, she was born in 1989.
Having grown up for years in New York, Erica Stoll later moved out to Florida, specifically Palm Beach Gardens where she rented a condo as her home. The extent of the public’s knowledge of her life was the beginning of her friendship with Rory Mcllroy. She worked as the manager of the Championship Volunteer Operations for the PGA Tour in 2012. The couple, who met during the 2012 Ryder Cup in Medinah Country Club in Illinois became friends after Erica famously woke Rory Mcllroy up just in time for his tee time at the Ryder Cup. It was a timely intervention that saved him from missing out on a vital part of the competition and eventually win the competition. Since then, the two became friends, eventually becoming husband and wife.
As mentioned earlier, Erica Stoll is not one to make her life public and as such, certain details of her life are hidden. However, a few details are known about her such as the fact that she loves baking. his is a fact we know because she bakes cookies in the color of the PGA tour every year and posts them on her social media pages. Her passion for sailing, which was taught to her by her father and grandfather also suggests that she was raised in an upper-middle-class family. She is also a notable fan of the popular reality show, The Bachelor.
Everything You Need to Know
As aforementioned, Erica Stoll is more of a private person when compared to her husband Rory Mcllroy. From all indications, if she had not walked down the aisle with him, you and I may have never known she existed. So, most of the known facts about her are all linked to her amazing husband; Rory Mcllroy
How it all began with Rory Mcllroy
Erica met Rory in 2012, they remained friends for years until 2015 after Rory got out of his relationship with fellow popular sportsperson, tennis player, Caroline Wozniacki. The relationship, which ended in 2014 opened the doors for a relationship between Erica Stolle and Rory Mcllroy.
Engagement and Marriage
The relationship later led to a marriage on the 22nd of April 2017 after they got engaged in December 2015 during a romantic holiday at the world’s romance capital, Paris. The wedding, which was one of the most popular weddings in Northern Ireland in the year, was attended by several popular figures such as Ed Sheeran, Chris Martin, Naill Horan, and a few fellow professional golf friends. The wedding featured a performance by legendary singer, Stevie Wonder.
Who Really is Rory Mcllroy?
Rory Mcllroy is a Northern Ireland professional golfer who was born on the 4th of May, 1989. He has risen to become one of the most popular golfers in the world since he began life as a golfer at the age of 10. He began playing golf as influenced of his father, Gerry McIlroy, who like him was also an enthusiastic golfer. The encouragement of Rory by his father through acts like registering him as a member of his golf club – Hollywood Golf Club, at the age of seven has led Rory to become one of the sport’s top talents. He has won a number of competitions, including the Ryder Cup in 2012 which famously led him to his wife and has helped him to a significant net worth of $110 million. He has also held on to the World Number One position for 95 weeks.