Canadian hockey legend Wayne Gretzky was like a chess Grandmaster on the ice. Other NHL stars knew how to skate, how to pass and how to shoot, but Gretzky did it better than them all and was 15 moves ahead at every turn. His 20 NHL seasons with the Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues and New York Rangers yielded nearly untouchable records across the board.
The most regular season points, goals and assists in a career? Wayne Gretzky. The most points, goals and assists in a single season? Wayne Gretzky. The most points, goals and assists in playoffs history? Wayne Gretzky. The most Hart Memorial Trophies as the NHL’s Most Valuable Player? Yep, that’d be Wayne Douglas Gretzky, who won the damn thing nine times. No other player in history more than 6 (Gordie Howe), and the most in the modern era belong to Mario Lemieux and Alexander Ovechkin. Both of them own three.
But if Wayne Gretzky was “The Great One,” his daughter Paulina Gretzky should be “The Greatest One.”
Who is Paulina Gretzky?
Born on December 19, 1988, the eldest Gretzky child is easily the most famous of Wayne and actress Janet Gretzky’s (formerly Janet Jones) five children. Paulina was born in Los Angeles, California, but attended high school in New York in line with her father’s career path. But Paulina didn’t just settle being Gretzky’s daughter. She carved a path all her own.
Gretzky’s appeared in three films — “Fame” (2009), “Guns, Girls and Gambling” (2012), and “Grown Ups 2” (2013) — and even sang a cover of Sarah McLachlan’s “I Will Remember You” at the Heritage Classic Weekend in Edmonton, Canada back in 2003.
Her original song “Collecting Dust” was featured on season two of the TV show “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County” on MTV.
Dustin Johnson’s Fiancée Paulina Gretzky
In 2013, Gretzky became engaged to PGA Tour golfer Dustin Johnson, the former No. 1-ranked player in the world. The two have yet to marry, but the fiancees share two children together. Tatum Gretzky Johnson was born in January 2015, and River Jones Johnson was born in June 2017.
Although no one knows exactly when they will elope, the couple told GolfWeek they plan on getting married at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee.
When it comes to the significant others of pro athletes, Gretzky is by far one of the most recognizable Instagram and social media influencers at age 32.
How Did They Meet?
According to Business Insider, the two met after the professional golfer was paired with Paulina’s mother at a golf tournament in 2009. So, yes, Johnson met his fiancée’s mother before even meeting Paulina.
It wasn’t until three years later they went on their first date. Paulina’s parents, including the great one, even went out with them.
“That’s how it goes in our family,” Wayne Gretzky told Business Insider. “Janet and I go out to eat, and we somehow always wind up with seven or eight people at the table. Everyone is invited.”
Paulina Gretzky’s Social Media
When it comes to famous celebs, Wayne Gretzky’s daughter may not be the first who comes to mind, but the socialite, swimsuit connoisseur, Halloween celebrator and mother of two boys is living her very real life to fullest and enjoying it one U.S. Open victory at a time.
Paulina Gretzky, the 32-year-old daughter of the greatest hockey player ever, has been a huge part and huge supporter of Dustin Johnson, the former world No. 1 golfer. She’s been around golf clubs for his successes and failures, from the first round to the final round of mashing golf balls onto fairways during tournaments like the Ryder Cup during his professional career.
Johnson’s golf career is still trending upward. The 2020 FedEx Cup champion took home the coveted green jacket at The Masters in Augusta, Georgia, in 2020, during which his brother Austin was his caddie.
This article was originally published March 24, 2020.