Paulina Gretzky has been a major influencer within the sports world for more than a decade.
As the daughter of inarguably the greatest hockey player of all time and the wife of one of golf’s biggest stars, she frequently finds herself front and center in the headlines.
Over the last few weeks alone she has trended for everything ranging from her racy Christmas outfit to her intriguing choice of an all-leather attire to a hockey game to her rapidly-changing appearance.
This week proved to be more of the same.
In a now-viral video, Gretzky shared some outtakes from her holiday partying with her adoring fans:
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Needless to say, fans loved it.
“Gorgeous outfit,” one person wrote.
“Love the hair,” another agreed.
Whether for photos where she randomly rips her shirt open, her provocative bathing suits or her wild boat party photos, Gretzky has been an absolute mainstay in the headlines for a long time. And that figures to remain the case for a long time to come.
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Who Exactly Is Paulina Gretzky?
As the oldest daughter of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky and actress Janet Jones, Paulina was born into a family where fame and talent were all too common. Beyond her family’s accomplishments, Paulina has forged her own path in the entertainment industry as a model. She then established her personal brand and a following that gravitates towards her lifestyle and career.
Her foray into the music industry included a bid at a singing career, with her single “Collecting Dust” making its way onto MTV’s reality show “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.” Although her music career did not take off extensively, Paulina remained in the public eye through various modeling gigs, notably appearing on the cover of popular magazines and being a fixture in celebrity news.
Moreover, Paulina Gretzky’s connection to the sports world deepened through her relationship and eventual marriage to professional golfer Dustin Johnson. Their coming together bridged two worlds of sports prestige and added a layer of public interest in her life, as fans of both golf and hockey follow the couple’s journey. Her presence at golf tournaments supporting her husband and her continued engagement on social media create a blend of personal and professional intrigue for followers and media alike.
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Early Life and Family
Paulina Mary Jean Gretzky was born on December 19, 1988, in Los Angeles, California. She is the first child of Wayne Gretzky, a former professional ice hockey player and head coach, and Janet Jones, an actress. Her father is widely recognized as the greatest hockey player of all time, which brought Paulina into the limelight from an early age.
The Gretzky family has deep roots in sports, not just through Wayne but also via Paulina’s three brothers and one sister. Her brothers, Ty, Trevor, and Tristan, are also involved in sports. Ty played hockey, Trevor has ventured into baseball, and Tristan is pursuing a career in golf. Her sister, Emma, is an actress. The family’s involvement in sports and entertainment set a high-profile background for Paulina.
Paulina attended Nightingale-Bamford School in New York for her high school education, focusing on both academics and extracurricular activities. However, she chose not to pursue higher education, instead focusing on a career in entertainment, following her mother’s footsteps into the world of acting and music.
Career and Public Image
Paulina Gretzky, daughter of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, has carved out a career in modeling while maintaining a highly visible social media presence. She has also made various media appearances that have contributed to her public image.
Gretzky began pursuing a career in modeling in her late teens.
- Appeared on the cover of Flare magazine in 2005.
- Featured on the cover of Golf Digest in May 2014, sparking discussions about the intersection of golf, fashion, and celebrity culture.
Social Media Presence
She is known for her active Instagram profile, where she shares glimpses of her personal life, professional shoots, and family moments.
- Followers: Over 1,000,000 (as of 2024)
- Content: Lifestyle, behind-the-scenes photoshoots, and family photos
Paulina Gretzky’s media appearances have varied from television to music videos.
- Television: Appeared in episodes of MTV’s reality series ‘Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County’.
- Music Videos: Starred in the 2015 music video for Dustin Lynch’s song “Hell of a Night”.
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