Paulina Gretzky’s Career Move From Modeling to Acting and Her Relationship With Dustin Johnson

Paulina Gretzky is a woman who has juggled many careers in her lifetime. She has achieved fame through social media and also by dabbling in acting, modelling, even music. Additionally, the beautiful model is the partner of the professional golfer, Dustin Johnson, a former world number one.

Born into the famous family of esteemed actress Janet Jones and retired hockey legend, Wayne Gretzky, Paulina Gretzky has garnered worldwide recognition as one of the hottest celebutantes.

Regarding her professional careers, Gretzky has featured in several movies, including Grown Up 2. She has also been the cover girl of many reputable magazines, thanks to her gorgeous figure, which she maintains despite being a mother of two. Asides being born into a wealthy family, the elegant actress is doing well for herself both on the relationship and career fronts.

Paulina Gretzky Is No Stranger To The Entertainment Scene

The model was born to Wayne Gretzky and Janet Jones on December 19, 1988, in Los Angeles, California. Her father Wayne Gretzky is a former professional ice hockey player. He holds the record of being the highest scorer in the National Hockey League history, as he had more goals and assists than any other player.

Her mother, on the other hand, is a veteran Hollywood actress who has been active in the movie industry since 1982. She has starred in numerous movies and featured alongside her daughter Paulina Gretzky in the movie Alpha Dog.

Besides acting, Gretzky’s mother is also a professional dancer and a model who has made the cover of a semi-nude pictorial edition of Playboy magazine. Thus, it’s no surprise that Paulina Gretzky is thriving in that career path.

The sensational woman who is the oldest child of her parents has four siblings, a sister who goes by the name of Emma and three brothers; Tristan, Ty, and Trevor Gretzky. She is the granddaughter of Walter Gretzky. Paulina Gretzky is a graduate of Nightingale-Bamford school.

From Social Media To The Big Screen: The Model’s Career Progression

Unlike many people, Paulina Gretzky has always had a handle on what she wanted to do. Having had her sight set on modelling, young Paulina decided to skip college to plunge fully into the entertainment world. And in a brilliant display of strategy, she used social media as a tool to showcase her talent.

Long before everyone started doing it, Gretzky would post breath-taking photos of herself online to the pleasure of her steadily-growing followers. Thanks to her beauty and charm, it wasn’t long before she amassed a fanbase of her own online.

Following her prominence on social media, Paulina Gretzky landed her first modelling gig by appearing on the cover of Flare’s August issue in 2005. As a result of her skill and looks, which uniquely adorned the cover of magazines, Gretzky landed more modelling works, including featuring as the cover girl of Golf Digest in 2014. In the same year, she made it to AskMen’s ranking of the most desirable women.

Paulina Gretzky also dabbled into music for a while, albeit with modest success. In 2004, she thrilled Hockey fans with a performance worth remembering during the Hockey World Cup in Toronto, Canada, when she rendered the Canadian National Anthem.

Her music stint kicked off the previous year at the Edmonton’s Heritage Classic Weekend when she performed the song, I Will Remember You. She then went on to drop the single Collecting Dust, which featured on MTV’s reality series, Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. The song is still available on Apple music. 

Paulina Gretzky’s Spell As An Actress

Never one for limits, Gretzky has been making good on the words she said to Olivia Stren following her appearance on Flare in 2005. Barely 16 years old at the time, the energetic teen did not spare any resources to achieve her dream.

The dream for her then was to do it all. She wanted to sing, model, and act. And thanks to her mother, who had worked the path before her, she knew becoming a “triple threat” wasn’t easy.

So, with her sight set on getting to the top of the game, Paulina took all the lessons she felt she needed, including pilates, singing, piano, and even jazz. Also, being homeschooled at the time, she made a point of staying ahead of school work, so her education wasn’t affected.

At this time, she had already shot her scenes for Alpha Dog. It was her first notable movie, and she appeared alongside Bruce Willis, Justin Timberlake, and her mother, Janet Jones. From there, she proceeded to appear in Fame, Guns, Girls and Gambling, and Grown Ups while simultaneously pursuing her other interests, i.e., singing and modelling.

Unfortunately, her acting career doesn’t seem to be going as well as she envisaged. Her last known role was a nameless character part as Bikini Girl Daisy in Grown Ups 2 in 2013. Nevertheless, Paulina Gretzky still has a bright future ahead of her. She continues to keep her online fans entertained in the meantime with sexy pictures of herself.

She Met Dustin Johnson Through Her Mother

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Saying Janet Jones’s fingerprint has been on most of Paulina’s endeavours since she was born would be stating the obvious. She is, after all, her mother. The older actress contributed yet again to her daughter’s happiness in a way that most girls no longer get or appreciate these days.

Paulina and Dustin were introduced to each other after her mother played golf with him at Tiger Wood’s Wednesday Pro-am Tournament in 2011. Deeming him an eligible young man, the eager mother told the pro-golfer all about her daughter. She then invited him to their house to meet her daughter.

As Paulina Gretzky told Golf Digest in an interview three years later, she was reluctant and unprepared to meet him. However, once they locked eyes and spent some time together, she became endeared.

The pair exchanged phone numbers that night but didn’t start dating until 2012. In the following year, Dustin Johnson took the relationship to the next level by proposing to the elegant actress. Since then, the couple has been together.

Paulina And Dustin Are Busy Raising A Family Amid Alleged Split

Following their engagement in 2013, Paulina became even more dedicated to her beau. She took a break from her career to focus on her relationship with Dustin. As she revealed in the Golf Digest interview, the two even wanted to tie the knot in the fall of 2014 officially but couldn’t set a date due to her fiancé’s busy schedule.

However, that didn’t stop them from starting their family. In 2015, the couple welcomed their first child Tatum Gretzky Johnson, and two years later, in 2017, they had their second child, River Jones Johnson.

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Nevertheless, their relationship has seen its share of trials as well, as Dustin confirmed in a statement following rumours of his alleged affair with fellow golfer Yassie Safai in 2018. The couple’s alleged split gained further traction when Paulina deleted all posts of them together from her Instagram account.

However, following her fiancé’s statement, and another one from the alleged mistress denying the affair, things seem to have returned to normal. Paulina Gretzky and Johnson are yet to walk down the aisle, but if the golfer’s words are anything to go by, they love each other and are committed to being a family.

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