He's not just winning trophies on the green! 26-year-old pro golfer Rory McIlroy and girlfriend Erica Stoll are engaged, after about a year of dating. Rumors swirled about a proposal after he posted a photo on his Instagram of the Eiffel tower in Paris last week, which was believed to be the location of the deed during the couple's romantic getaway.
The 26-year-old world-ranked golfer stepped out with his beautiful bride-to-be,who was wearing a huge diamond ring, on Thursday at The Paddy Wallace Fund in Belfast, according to E! News. Although they haven't officially announced the news, the diamond on Stoll's finger doesn't lie!
The Irish-American duo were first spotted together in Rochester New York back in April, but made their first public appearance in June at the Royal County Down. McIlroy is usually mum about his love life, but recently told The Times of London, "I am very happy in my love life. We haven't really been putting it out there. She is from America, which is why I like to spend time in Palm Beach."
The two spent Thanksgiving together in Ireland, which he shared in on Instagram with the caption, "This is what Thanksgiving looks like in Northern Ireland..... Bringing 2 cultures together ha. Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends out there! #gobblegobble."
We're wondering whether the pair will decide on an Irish or American wedding location — or perhaps a combination of the two (did some one say Guinness and burgers as the main course)? Whichever country they choose to tie the knot in, we're excited to find out.
Congratulations, lovebirds (no pun intended)!