DJ shares pic smooching Paulina Gretzky after 'amazing' first year of marriage

Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky have celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary.

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Wed, 26 Apr 2023
DJ shares pic smooching Paulina Gretzky after 'amazing' first year of marriage

In his professional golf career, Dustin Johnson has always created headlines - sometimes for the wrong reasons - but he was thrust into the spotlight even more when he began dating Paulina Gretzky

The couple have now been together for more than a decade and over the weekend celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary. 

Dustin and Paulina crossed paths in 2011 but didn't officially begin dating until 2013 after the daughter of the ice hockey legend Wayne was introduced to the golfer by her mother Janet. 

They finally walked down the aisle and said 'I do' on 23 April in one of the most idyllic wedding ceremonies you have ever seen. 

Related: Meet Paulina Gretzky

It was held at Tennessee's Blackberry Farm, a luxury hotel and resort situated on a 4200-acre estate in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Their celebration lasted an entire weekend and even included a performance by Kid Rock. 

It has been a whirlwind 12 months for Johnson, 38, and Paulina, 34. Last June he decided to up bolt from the PGA Tour and join the lucrative LIV Golf League.








His up-front fee was said to have been north of $100m and during the tour's inaugural season Johnson scooped more than $35m in individual prize money as the series' individual champion. 

Johnson's decision to join the league did attract some criticism. Why in the world would one of the best golfers on the planet leave the PGA Tour?

It was a decision in which Johnson repeatedly stated was in the best interest of Paulina and his two sons River and Tatum. 

Paulina was also quick to defend her husband and in the Netflix show Full Swing said of DJ:

"I don't think Dustin would ever make bad choice for his children and people have to understand at the end of the day, that’s who he chose this for. Of course, I get what everyone's saying, but my dad being a hockey player [NHL Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky] — I'm sure as a kid, there were times when I'm like like, 'Why does my dad have to play on my birthday?' This is about Dustin and the kids and me and taking care of us and being there with us."

Still, you can imagine that all of this is just white noise for Johnson. 

He's playing in Singapore with LIV this week but he has taken the time to share a snap of their wedding day. 

Johnson wrote on his official Instagram page: "Happy Anniversary @paulinagretzky. This past year with you has been amazing! I love you so much!" 

Paulina later posted a photograph of the flowers her husband sent her on her Instagram story, then responded by posting three white heart emojis. 

Despite what it looks like on the surface, their love story hasn't always been perfect. 

In September 2018 there were reports the couple had split amid rumours Johnson had allegedly cheated on Paulina with a woman named Yassie Safai.

Paulina also removed any mention of Dustin on her social media profiles.  

The claims were denied by the woman and the couple never publicly acknowledged the rumour. 

The couple moved past this and celebrated Johnson's Masters win in 2020. 

Johnson was back in the news again recently after he appeared to criticise the boss of the PGA Tour. 

It turned out that it was Johnson's LIV teammate Pat Perez who tore into Jay Monahan. 

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