According to media reports Rory McIlroy broke up with fiancée Caroline Wozniacki, 23, in a three-minute phone call just hours after telling her he loved her. Golfer McIlroy, 25, is said to have ended his three-year relationship with the tennis champ because he was not prepared for ‘all that marriage entails’.
The couple, who had been together for three years and were due to marry in November, were beginning wedding preparations right before the split.
McIlroy said that the decision to end the relationship was mutual.
The Northern Irish golfer said: ‘The problem is mine. The wedding invitations issued at the weekend made me realise that I wasn’t ready.
‘I wish Caroline all the happiness she deserves and thank her for the great times we’ve had. Everyone has been through break-ups and it’s obviously very, very difficult.’
Wozniacki, who had reportedly already tried on her dream wedding dress, has dispelled suggestions that the break-up was mutual.
Wozniacki, who crashed out of the French Open on Tuesday to Belgian player Yanina Wickmayer, dispelled suggestions that the break-up was mutual at a post-match press conference.
The Danish tennis star said: ‘Obviously you’re not prepared for something like this, and it came as a bit of a shock.’
In contrast, on Sunday, former flame Rory won the BMW PGA Championship, with commentators describing the victory as an ‘absolute masterclass’ and ‘incredible stuff’.