Anyone who follows Dustin Johnson in golf knows that his ever-loving fiancé, Paulina Gretzky, will be there watching and cheering him on in as many tournaments as possible, even when Johnson lost the U.S. Open on Sunday.
The putt was perfectly lined up for Johnson on the 18th hole. Fans watching thought it would be an easy win for the seven-time PGA Tour champion. However, when he made the putt, the golf ball didn’t make it in the hole, giving 21-year-old Jordan Spieth the win. Had Johnson sunk the putt, the game would have gone into a playoff.
Spieth was perhaps more surprised than anyone at the victory.
“I’m in shock,” he said following the win.
Still, Spieth didn’t have beautiful model Paulina Gretzky and adorable 5-month-old Tatum on his arm at the end of the game. In fact, his long-time girlfriend, Annie Verret, who was there to congratulate him on his Augusta National championship, was nowhere to be found. She wasn’t caught on any camera or in any of the interviews throughout the event, which begs the question, where was she during such an important moment?
Gretzky seemed to grasp the importance of the event perfectly. Following the loss, Johnson’s 26-year-old fiancé quickly came up to console the golfer, pecking him sweetly on the lips and then handing him their 5-month-old son, Tatum. Thanks to the familial embrace, Johnson left the green looking a lot less devastated than perhaps he should have.
Dustin has been noted as a star dad ever since little Tatum was born earlier this year, despite some trouble before his son’s birth.
“From the first day he’s born, your perspective on life completely changes,” he told reporters shortly after Tatum was born. “Things that were important aren’t important anymore. He’s the only thing that’s really important.”
Gretzky also praises Johnson as a great father and husband-to-be.
“Dustin’s the best dad; he’s my best friend,” Gretzky said around the same time. “He’s been so supportive with me and we’re just there for each other. I couldn’t be happier for him.”
The couple announced their engagement in August of 2013 with a glamorous picture of the giant diamond stone perched on her left finger. The marriage has been in the works for a year and a half with no official date for the wedding just yet.
In fact, Paulina’s father, Wayne Gretzky, threatened to call off the wedding if Johnson didn’t clean up his act. However, it seems that both Paulina and Tatum are helping him to get his life back together. She has stood by him through thick and thin, and things are looking up for the champion.
Despite his loss at the U.S. Open, Dustin Johnson seems to be doing okay with Paulina Gretzky and his little family at his side.
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