American model and pop singer, Paulina Gretzky, isn’t best known for her artistic skills but rather for her romance with one of golf’s greatest, Dustin Johnson. Since the pair began their relationship in 2012, they have become something of a sports power couple. Their relationship, however, hasn’t been without bumps, Johnson has been accused of infidelity. The progress of the relationship over the years has been closely followed by the media. In this article, we’ll take you through their romantic journey thus far.
Paulina Gretzky Bio
Before we delve into their romantic lives, let’s get to know a bit about Gretzky. Paulina Gretzky hails from a very famous family. She was born Paulina Mary Jean Gretzky on the 19th of December 1988, to retired NHL hockey legend Wayne Gretzky and his actress wife, Janet Jones. She is the eldest child of the couple and has four siblings, including three brothers.
Paulina Gretzky has always wanted a career in show business. She has released a song titled Collecting Dust via iTunes. The song was featured on the MTV reality TV series, “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County”.
In addition to music, Gretzky also began a career in modeling. For her debut, she posed for the cover of the 2005 edition of Flare Magazine. Gretzky graced the cover of the May 2014 issue of Golf Digest.
Her Relationship Timeline with Dustin Johnson
How They Met
Gretzky and Johnson were introduced to each other by Gretzky’s mother, Hollywood actress Janet Jones. Jones had met Johnson at the Hero World Challenge golf tournament in 2009. A few days later, she invited the pro golfer over for dinner and Johnson fast became a friend of the family.
Upon meeting the Gretzkys, Johnson took a particular liking for Paulina Gretzky but the timing was not right as both were already dating other people. However, Johnson remained a friend of the Gretzkys. Fast forward to two years later, the two started dating. When the couple went on their first date, Gretzky’s parents tagged along. Going on combined dates has become something of a tradition for the Gretzkys.
Seven months of dating was all that Johnson needed to be sure that Paulina Gretzky was the woman he wanted to spend the rest of his life with. In August 2013, Johnson asked for Gretzky’s hand and she said yes.
Gretzky and Johnson are not a couple to shy away from showing a public display of affection. Gretzky quickly became a fixture at PGA Tour tournaments and would be right by Johnson’s side, stealing a kiss whenever she could. During the 2016 Masters, she caddied for him. In addition to their constant PDAs, the pair frequently took to Instagram to post lovely snaps of each other, much to the pleasure of their fans.
When Johnson’s reputation took a hit in 2014, Paulina Gretzky’s hockey legend dad showed up for him. As it happened, the golfer became one of the bad boys of the game after he tested positive for having cocaine in his system. As a penalty, he was suspended by the PGA for 6 months. It was a low point in his life but thankfully, his father-in-law Wayne Gretzky was there to pick him up and help get him back in the saddle. Being his mentor, Wayne Gretzky adviced Johnson to stop attending wild parties. Johnson took his father-in-law’s advice and tailored his lifestyle to be more family-oriented.
And then Came the Kids
With his acts cleaned up, Dustin Johnson became more ready to become a family man. They welcomed their first son Tatum Gretzky Johnson on the 19th of December 2015 and, they had a golf-themed reveal for their second son River Jones Johnson who was born on the 12th of June, 2017.
2018 Separation rumors
Followers of the couple became suspicious that the two were headed for a separation when Paulina Gretzky deleted all of Johnson’s photos from her Instagram page. It was later reported that she was allegedly angry at Johnson for spending too much time with a certain California socialite, Yassie Safai at the Sherwood Country Club. As the rumors heated up, Safai took to social media to debunk the rumors. She said that she had only met Johnson at the country club about four times and is not even a close friend with him.
Things began to look positive for the couple when Johnson took to Twitter to hint that regardless of the ups and downs in their relationship, they were still very much in love. By October 2018, Gretzky resumed posting snaps of her longtime fiance on her Instagram. The PDAs also resumed. Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Justin plan to tie the knot by 2019.