Who Is Paulina Gretzky? - Dustin Johnson's Wife

Daughter of Ice Hockey legend, Wayne Gretzky, get to know the actress, model and singer, Paulina Gretzky, here.

Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky at the Presidents Cup, Who Is Paulina Gretzky? - Dustin Johnson's Wife
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Who Is Paulina Gretzky? - Dustin Johnson's Wife

Dustin Johnson has already achieved more in his professional career than most can only dream of, claiming 24 PGA Tour wins including two Majors, six WGC titles, the FedEx Cup and a significant period as World No.1. But who is his now wife Paulina Gretzky? Let's take a look.

Johnson and Gretzky at the FedEx Cup

Johnson celebrates with Gretzky after winning the 2020 FedEx Cup.

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Johnson (opens in new tab) met Paulina Gretzky in 2009, but it wouldn’t be until early 2013 that they would officially start dating, the pair getting engaged only seven months later.

Born in Los Angeles, California, Paulina is an actress, model & singer. Previously, she has appeared in films like Grown Ups 2 (2013), Fame (2009) and Guns, Girls and Gambling (2012). Admitting that singing and song-writing is her first love, she has also had record deals in the past.

Johnson and Gretzky at the 2020 Masters, Johnson's second Major win.

Johnson and Gretzky at the 2020 Masters, Johnson's second Major win.

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The eldest of four siblings, Paulina is the daughter of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky, arguably the greatest Ice Hockey player of all time.

Since meeting Johnson, Gretzky has admitted to being more involved in golf, telling Golf Digest "I didn't appreciate golf as much when I was little, probably because my mum put us in tennis camps and golf camps. My mum has a video of me when I was really young where I'm saying, 'Daddy, don't go play golf any more'”

Gretzky has even featured on the cover of Golf Digest, as well as Canadian fashion magazine, Flare. Regularly appearing at events that Johnson is playing in, she was seen caddying for him at the 2016 Masters Par 3 tournament.

The couple currently live together in Florida and have two sons - Tatum Johnson, who was born in 2015 and River Jones Johnson, who was born in 2017. 

Paulina Gretzky holds her son, Tatum

Gretzky with her son, Tatum.

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Currently, Gretzky has over one million followers on Instagram, and actually announced the gender of River Jones on social media with a video of Dustin (opens in new tab) hitting a golf ball into the sea. It blew up a bright blue cloud, confirming they were having a boy.

After a long engagement the pair got married in April 2022. The couple, who had been engaged since 2013, married at the five-star 'luxurious' Blackberry Farm resort, which is around three hours outside of Nashville. The farm is said to be 'highly-sought after' and known for its peaceful atmosphere and romantic setting.

Paulina explained the couples' long engagement during a podcast interview last year, where she said: "I just did things my own way, I just didn't want to listen to how everyone else viewed things. I fell in love with someone so fast and we just had the best thing that's ever happened to us happen so quickly." 

Paulina shared an image on Instagram of a letter written by Dustin that read: "Paulina, you are the love of my life. I'm counting the seconds until I marry you." "I love you to the moon and back," it continued. Signed by "Dustin xo."

Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.