Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnson are one of the most popular couples in golf, and she supports him as he goes after his first major title at the 2015 US Open at Chambers Bay. For the most part, a lot of people felt bad for him until they remembered who he’s engaged to, according to The Washington Post.
Johnson, 31, and Gretzky, 26, endured some trials and tribulations over the past year, But they seem to have recovered as he is back on track and in serious contention.
The model was born December 19, 1988, just four months after Wayne Gretzky was traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings in what became one of the most important moves in NHL history.
Known as “The Great One,” papa Gretzky is widely regarded as the greatest hockey player of all time. He won nine Hart Trophies, four Stanley Cups and two Conn Smythe Trophies. He has nearly 1,000 more NHL points (2,857) than any other player. Basically, Paulina has the coolest dad ever.
Her mother, Janet Marie Gretzky (nee Jones), is an actress who has appeared in A League of Their Own, Alpha Dog and several other movies. She also has four younger siblings. Three are boys, and the youngest is a girl.
Although Gretzky is perhaps known best for being The Great One’s daughter and posting pictures on her Instagram account, she has accomplished plenty of other feats throughout her career.
Some of Paulina’s earliest work as an entertainer came when she was just 14 years old, when she sang “I Will Remember You” at the 2003 Heritage Classic between the Edmonton Oilers and Montreal Canadiens. She also has her own single, “Collecting Dust,” which is available on iTunes.
As a model, Gretzky has appeared in Flare and Maxim, and in May 2014, she graced the cover of Golf Digest.
Finally, her actress work is limited, with her most recent appearance coming in Grown Ups 2 in 2013.
Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnson were engaged in August of 2013 after less than a year of dating. But, almost two years later, there has yet to be a wedding, largely believed to be because Johnson battled turbulent times during the second half of 2014.
Through it all, it seemed she comforted him even after he lost the US Open by one stroke.
When Dustin took a six-month leave of absence to “seek professional help for personal challenges,” rumors flew that he tested positive for cocaine and “had affairs with two wives of PGA Tour players.”
Johnson returned to the Tour in January, seemingly recovered. He said that cocaine was never an issue and that he had stopped drinking vodka, which had been his vice.
Janet, his future mother-in-law, talked about Johnson’s improvement and his continued strong relationship with Paulina:
“Maybe he wasn’t comfortable in his own skin before. Maybe he felt a little alone out there. He’d go off with certain people and groups, and you don’t understand if they’re really your friends. Now, there’s no mistaking. Paulina loves him to death. We love him and support him. We don’t judge him. No one is perfect. What is perfect is if you can do it the right way.”
Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnson moved past their difficult times in life after they found a new positive outlook in life. Tatum Gretzky Johnson was born January 19, 2015.