Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki was a hot topic throughout the day on Monday amid rampant rumors that she and golf champ Rory McIlroy had ended their over two-year relationship, but Wozniacki has responded to all the press and says the pair are still together.
Wozniacki, 23, spoke with Ekstra Bladet, a paper in her home country of Denmark, to dispel the rumors, saying "all is well" between her and 24-year-old McIlroy. USA Today Sports provided a translation of Wozniacki's remarks to the newspaper:
“I’m so tired of the rumors. They occur every time Rory and I are apart a few days or do not write on Twitter. There is nothing in it, and from now on I just think that I will keep my private life private. It is so annoying that the media and the so-called sources constantly spread the rumors. They write just what they want.
“[...] All is well [with the relationship], and then there’s not much more to say about it. I just want to be allowed to live my life off the court without all the speculation.”
The story that McIlroy and Wozniacki had split appears to have originated with an Oct. 13 report from The Irish Independent, which included quotes from an unnamed source saying Wozniacki was "devastated." It was also reported that one of the last straws leading to the breakup was an unflattering photo Wozniacki tweeted of McIlroy sleeping.
The pair have denied breakup rumors in the past, including back in August when McIlroy denied another Independent report, saying the source confirming the breakup "pop[s] up in the papers all the time and is wrong 99.9 percent of the time."