Golfer Rory McIlroy has called off his engagement to tennis player Caroline Wozniacki on May 21, 2014, after a relationship that lasted two years and nine months. The couple had been engaged since the start of the year, and invitations to their wedding had been sent out.
"The problem is mine. The wedding invitations issued at the weekend made me realise I wasn't ready for all that marriage entails," McIlroy said in a statement.
The couple's relationship was not exactly a smooth-sailing one, with break-up rumours spreading towards what would apparently be their final few months together. We look at the ups and downs of this sports power couple through the years:
McIlroy and Wozniacki meet at a boxing match in Germany. According to the Daily Mail Online, Wozniacki tweets this after the match: "Fantastic fight! Also met Rory McIlroy, who was sitting just behind me :) Really down to earth great guy :)"
Around this time, Wozniacki was the world's top tennis player while McIlroy was fourth in golf.
The couple reportedly starts dating.
It also marks the beginning of McIlroy's many @CaroWozniacki mentions on Twitter.
Obviously inspired, McIlroy wins the PGA Tour's Honda Classic and becomes the world's No. 1 golfer.
Wozniacki shows her support and takes pride in McIlroy's performance at the PGA Championship.
McIlroy is just as supportive.
Wozzilroy are in Singapore for the Barclays Singapore Open.
McIlroy earns the title PGA Tour Player of the Year, and gives credit to Wozniacki.
"She's definitely been a great influence," McIlroy was quoted saying in a MyPaper report.
Tiger Woods reclaims the World No. 1 spot in golf, bumping off McIlroy.
Business Insider releases an analysis of the Wozzilroy in their respective sports. Their conclusion: They are destroying each other's career.
Uh-oh. Rumours of a break-up spread like wildfire. But McIlroy tweets this:
The Daily Telegraph says Wozniacki is "absolutely devastated" by the Wozzilroy break-up, but no less than the tennis player herself dismissed the report.
Another New Year's Eve together, but McIlroy has a big surprise for Wozniacki.
Sources reveal that McIlroy and Wozniacki are planning a wedding in New York in November.
McIlroy issues a statement saying he has called off his engagement to Wozniacki just days after their wedding invitations were sent out.