Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnson may have gotten engaged just seven months after they started dating in 2013, but the engagement has taken a little longer than most fans expected. The couple has been asked about when the big day would come multiple times, but with two stars having their plates as full as the 32-year-old actress and the 36-year-old golfer: planning isn’t easy.
Gretsky told Golf Digest in 2014, “We wanted so badly to do it this fall, but with his schedule and all it’s been hard to set a date. It’ll be our special day, and we just want it to be right and to fit.”
The following year, things proved to get even more chaotic for the couple when they welcomed their first child. Tatum Johnson was born in January 2015 (per People). During that time, Johnson was also working through his suspension for failing a test for recreational drugs before the Masters. “Over these past four or five months I’ve really grown up,” he told Sports Illustrated just before Gretzky gave birth. “And I am starting to become the person I want my kids to look up to.”
In 2016, Dustin blamed their schedules yet again
During a 2016 interview, Dustin Johnson shared that he and Paulina Gretzky had planned on getting married the fall prior, but their schedules didn’t permit it (per The New York Post). The following year, their family would grow again. In June 2017, River Jones Johnson was born (per People).
The couple was then plagued with breakup rumors. A story came out in September 2018 regarding Johnson reportedly cheating on Gretzky, which was intensified when she removed photos of him from her Instagram profile (per TMZ). Johnson spoke to the rumors on Twitter, writing, “Every relationship goes through its ups and downs, but most importantly, we love each other very much and are committed to being a family.”
In January 2021, Gretzky appeared on THE NETCHICKS podcast, where she spoke on the fact the two hadn’t tied the knot yet. She noted people often refer to Johnson as her husband. “I don’t know if people know if me and Dustin are really married or not. We’re not. We’re so in love,” she shared. “I feel like everyone is like, ‘What is it? Is he not wanting to or she not wanting to?’ It’s so stupid. Being just with kids and being happy, I don’t want anything from Dustin other than I love him.”
Dustin Johnson And Paulina Gretzky’s Stunning Net Worth Revealed
Dustin Johnson, pro golfer and fiancé of Paulina Gretzky, just added another hefty chunk of change to his bank account his with record-breaking Masters 2020 win. The newly minted green jacket owner finished his last round Sunday at 20 under par, according to The New York Times, besting previous record holders Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth by two strokes. But record-breaking or not, a win in Augusta is worth a few bucks: $2.07 million, to be exact (via Sporting News). For his performance at last year’s Masters where he tied for second, Johnson pocketed a comparatively paltry $858,667. Still, not bad for a few days work.
Recent wins aside, this power couple has a stunning net worth. Gretzky, daughter of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, has made her own money over the years as a model, actress, singer, and social media influencer. Combined, Johnson and Gretzky can provide for their family of four just fine.
Dustin Johnson has earned almost $70 million golfing
Prior to his Masters win, Dustin Johnson was ranked number 11 on ESPN’s 2021 PGA Money List, at $1,047,040. Mind you, that’s for two events. All told, Johnson is said to be worth an astounding $50 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, who report that he has held the title of number one golfer in the world for 64 weeks since 2017. Sportscasting reports that over the course of his career, Johnson has raked in $69 million in collective earnings from 21 PGA tour event wins.
Paulina Gretzky’s net worth might sound small compared to her partner’s, but in the real world the mom of two’s bank account would be a dream come true. Celebrity Net Worth says she’s managed to amass about $5 million to her name. Now, when you put Johnson and Gretzky’s combined worth at $55 million and compare it to dear old Dad’s, it’s chump change. At $250 million (via Celebrity Net Worth), Wayne could buy and sell his daughter and future son-in-law several times over. But Johnson seems to be in his prime, and his Masters win will not be the last of his golf earnings.
The Truth About Paulina Gretzky And Dustin Johnson’s Relationship
Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnson are a match made in sports heaven. He’s the pro-golfing superstar who nabbed the 2020 FedEx Cup (and $15 million in the process), according to ESPN. It was the latest in a long line of wins for Johnson, who also has six World Golf Championships under his belt, putting him behind only Tiger Woods for wins. She’s the daughter of legendary hockey player Wayne Gretzky, and is also a pop star and model in her own right, with her song “Collecting Dust” even featuring on Laguna Beach: The Real OC (via Hello!).
They’re clearly in it for the long haul, with two kids and a solid foundation. There have been difficult times and fans are wondering when their lengthy engagement is going to result in an actual wedding, but if there’s one thing Gretzky and Johnson have proven over the years, it’s that they’re happily living for themselves and couldn’t care less what anyone else thinks.
Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnson met through her parents
Johnson actually wooed Gretzky’s parents long before his future lady. Golf reports the pro-golfer met Janet, Gretzky’s mother, at a golf tournament in 2009, joining her and Wayne for dinner afterwards. However, Johnson and Gretzky didn’t go on a date until a few years later. Of their initial meeting, the singer told Golf Digest she was embarrassed her mother had talked her up so much. “I’m sure he was rolling his eyes, and so was I when my mom invited me over to meet this golfer she had just met,” she said, describing herself as looking like a “ragamuffin.” Johnson, meanwhile, was a “really cute guy.”
The two reportedly had major chemistry but were both seeing other people at the time, so they remained friends. When they finally went on their first date, in 2012, her parents tagged along, but it didn’t deter the couple and they’ve been together ever since. In 2013, they announced their engagement with a simple photo of Gretzky’s hand wearing a stunning ring. “She said yes!!!!!,” Johnson wrote in the caption (via Instagram).
Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnson have had several ups and downs
They’ve held off setting a date for their wedding, with Gretzky explaining to the Golf Digest that they “want it to be right and to fit.” The couple have two kids, Tatum and River, born in 2015 and 2017 respectively, according to People. However, their relationship hasn’t been without controversy. Johnson has a reputation as the “bad boy” of the golfing world. In 2015, Johnson told Sports Illustrated he was taking the necessary steps to be the best role model possible for his kids.
Infidelity rumors swirled around the couple in 2018 due to Johnson reportedly spending too much time with a lady from his local golf club, Yassie Safai (via TMZ). But the pro-golfer shot down the idea of an impending split on Twitter: “Every relationship goes through its ups and downs, but most importantly, we love each other very much and are committed to being a family.” The couple now seem stronger than ever, with Gretzky front and center when her man won the 2020 FedEx Cup (via The Sun).