- The Northern Irishman was visiting Facebook HQ where he answered questions.
- He praised Erica’s ‘calming influence’ and stated that they won’t be getting married next year.
Rory is determined to keep prying eyes away from his private life with all the news about his recent engagement remaining speculative. He visited Facebook yesterday and took the the time to offer his thoughts on the women he’s set to marry in the distant future.
“Erica has been around me quite a lot at tournaments but we have really just tried to keep it low key,” McIlroy said. “She is a very low key person, not the kind to broadcast stuff, but that side of my life is really good just now. We are excited, our parents are excited so it is a really happy time.”
“For me, Erica brings such a level of normality to everything. She has a calming presence, a sereneness and that’s not just on me; it is noticeable in any company. She never wants to be the centre of attention and is always very comfortable in the background.”
“She has been a great influence on me and has given such a great balance to my life; between who I am when people see me out here and who I am at home.”
McIlroy, visited Facebook’s European headquarters in Dublin on Thursday and said a 2016 wedding is not going to happen because of his hectic schedule.
“I’m all for people scrutinising my golf or criticising me for going to play football,” McIlroy said. “I’m happy; again it is about balance, and everyone around me is happy. That makes it so much easier to go out and play because that side of things is calm.”
McIlroy gave some details about the trip the pair shared in Paris. “We had planned to go to Paris since May, we were always going to go,” McIlroy said. “Then what happened made us unsure what we were going to do. So we decided to go and if we didn’t like it, if we didn’t like the mood of the place, didn’t feel comfortable, we would go somewhere else.”
“When we got there and walked around, it felt great. There were searches going into a few shops and a bit more of a security presence around but people were just getting on with things.”
“So we felt comfortable but I still thought at least at the start of the trip, it might make the rest of the trip even better. So we went out for dinner and that was that. It was a nice trip, a nice way to end the year.”