Paulina Gretzky is an American model, social media influencer, and TV personality better known as the daughter of legendary hockey player Wayne Gretzky and wife of golfer Dustin Johnson. She is known for her roles in Guns, Girls, Gambling (2012), Fame (2009), and Grown Ups 2 (2013).
Paulina has a lot going for her in her life but her husband is the more popular person in the family. His professional career has seen him bag a handful of the most coveted awards in golf. Dustin, who has reached No. 1 in the world rankings as the best golfer in the world, has claimed 24 PGA Tour wins, including two Majors, six World Golf Championship titles, and the FedEx Cup. He is also the first player to win each of the four World Golf Championship events.
Profile Summary of Paulina Gretzky
- Full Name: Paulina Mary Jean Gretzky
- Date of Birth: December 19, 1988
- Age: 33 years
- Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California
- Ethnicity: Caucasian
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
- Education: Nightingale-Bamford School
- Profession: Model, Actress, and Social Media Personality
- Net Worth: $5 million
- Height: 5 feet 8 inches (1.7m tall)
- Weight: 58kg (128lbs)
- Marital Status: Married
- Paulina Gretzky’s Husband: Dustin Johnson
- Siblings: Tristan, Trevor, Ty, and Emma Greyzty
- Children: Tatum Gretzky Johnson and River Jones Johnson
- Instagram: @paulinagretzky
Paulina Gretzky’s Father is Ice Hockey Legend Wayne Gretzky
Five months and two days after the union of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky and actress Janet Jones, they welcomed their eldest child, Paulina Greyzty on December 19, 1988, in Los Angeles, California. Paulina’s father, Wayne Gretzky is arguably one of the best hockey players that ever graced the sport. Her mother, on the other hand, is best known for her role in Anne (1982).
Aside from Paulina, Wayne and Janet’s union welcomed four other children named Tristan Gretzky, Trevor Greyzty, Ty Greyzty, and Emma Greyzty. Ty Gretzky is an aspiring hockey player pursuing a path laid down by his father while Emma is an aspiring actress who stirred in Palo Alto (2013). Likewise, Trevor Gretzky is an actor and producer best known for his work in Mile (2018). Tristan Gretzky on the other hand is a golf player at Pepperdine
Paulina shares a very close bond with her family, including her grandparents Walter and Phyllis Gretzky. She skipped her father’s retirement announcement in New York City because she was afraid she would burst into tears, so she opted to watch him on TV instead.
According to her IMDB profile, she completed her training at Nightingale Bamford School, New York City. Afterward, she decided to follow her mother’s career path in the entertainment industry.
Paulina Gretzky Performed the Canadian National Anthem at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey in Toronto, Canada
Paulina is a multi-talented woman with experience in different career paths. As a modeling enthusiast, she opted for a career in the entertainment industry rather than pursuing her college education. Through the help of social media and her parent’s celebrity status, she steadily established herself attracting people’s attention with her social media post.
She gained the attention of several brands and magazines which paved the path for her eventual modeling debut on the cover of Flare’s magazine in 2005. Moreover, she was featured on the cover of Golf digest in 2014, and in the same year, she was ranked #59 on AskMen’s list of the most desirable women. She has also appeared on the cover of Maxim, Sauce hockey, and March/April 2021 Edition of cigar Aficionado alongside her husband.
Aside from modeling, Paulina is also known for her musical career. She made her musical debut at Heritage Traditional where she sang the Sarah McLachlan “I will remember you” in front of 57,000 people at the commonwealth stadium in Edmonton, Canada during the Heritage classic weekend on November 22, 2003.
In September 2004, she performed the Canadian National anthem before the semi-final match between the Czech Republic and Canada at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey in Toronto, Canada. Though her musical career hasn’t been much of a success, her song “Collecting Dust” was included on MTV’s reality show Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.
According to her IMDB profile, Paulina has starred in Alpha Dog alongside her mother Janet Gretzky. She also starred in “In God We Trust” (2000), Fame (2009), Guns, Girls and Gambling(2012), and Grown ups 2 (2013).
Paulina Gretzky Got Engaged to Dustin Johnson in 2013
Paulina Gretzky first met Dustin Johnson through her mother, Janet Jones in 2009. According to reports, Paulina’s mother met Dustin at Tiger Woods’ pro-am tournament. Janet invited Johnson over for dinner and set her daughter up for a date with Dustin in 2009.
At first, Paulina was not interested in the date, as they were both already in a relationship, so rather than embarking on a romantic relationship, they became friends. Three years later, they met at the World Challenge and the pair officially started dating. Seven months after, the pair got engaged on 18th August 2013. Speaking in an interview, Paulina said “we became good friends, actually my whole family became friends with Dustin- My parents and brothers saw him a lot more than I did.”
Up until she met Johnson, Paulina wasn’t much of a golf fan. She stated in an interview with golf digest that she didn’t appreciate golf as much when she was little, “probably because my mum put us in tennis camps and golf camps. My mum has a video of me when I was young where I’m saying, ‘Daddy, don’t go play golf anymore’”
Years later, after having met a pro golfer who happens to be the love of her life, Paulina could not help but fall in love with the sport. She is a regular at her husband’s tournament and she was spotted caddying for him during the 2016 Masters Par 3 tournament.
Paulina Gretzky Married Dustin Johnson After a 10-Year Engagement in 2022
After an engagement spanning almost 2 years, the couple welcomed two sons. In September 2014, the couple announced that they were pregnant with their first child. On 19th January 2015, the couple birthed a baby son named Tatum Gretzky Johnson. Over two years later, the couple welcomed a new addition to the family, a baby boy named River Jones Johnson birthed on 12th June 2017.
The pro golfer could not contain his joy as he shared the happy news with fans on his Instagram page. He wrote, “I’m so thankful for my family and the new addition.”
Almost 10 years after their engagement the pair got married on Saturday, April 23, 2022. The couple tied the wedding knot at the five-star Blackberry Farm resort in Walland, Tennessee, which is around three hours outside of Nashville.
During a podcast interview with Pillows and Beer, Paulina explained why she was yet to tie the knot with Dustin despite a long engagement. She said: “I just did things my 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.”
The couple is currently living a happy marital life in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida with their two sons.
The Couple Have Faced a Few Challenges
Every relationship faces ups and downs, and the courage to overcome such hurdles is what makes the relationship stronger and thicker. Just like most relationships, Paulina and Dustin were faced with a challenge that threatened their relationship but unlike most, they courageously overcame the challenges.
In 2018, Paulina raised suspicion after she deleted traces of Dustin from her Instagram page. Her actions stirred breakup rumors among their fans. At the time, rumors had it that the pro golfer was allegedly cheating on Paulina with a fellow golfer named Yassie Safari. In a Twitter post addressing the issue, Dustin wrote; “Every relationship goes through its ups and downs, but most importantly, we love each other very much and are committed to being a family. Thank you for your love and support,”
Shortly after the couple straightened out their differences, they appeared in an Instagram photo together in October 2018 at a concert they attended.
What is Paulina Gretzky’s Net Worth?
Despite her influential family background, Paulina has struggled to establish herself in her career path. From modeling to singing, acting, and social media influencing, she has accumulated a net worth of about $5 million.
On the other hand, her better half Dustin has an enormous net worth of around $50 million made from his golfing career. He has earned just over $72 million from prize winnings from tournaments, making him the third highest-earning golfer of all time. Moreover, in 2020, he won the FedEx Cup and took home its $15 million prize.