Paulina Gretzky throws husband Dustin Johnson a western-themed 40th birthday bash: A timeline of their relationship

The 35-year-old model shared a video of the pro-golfer's private birthday celebration that featured a performance by Kid Rock.

Paulina Gretzky gives husband, Dustin Johnson, a kiss while he plays golf.
Paulina Gretzky shares video tribute to celebrate husband Dustin Johnson's 40th birthday. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Paulina Gretzky is celebrating a milestone birthday for her husband, Dustin Johnson. The model, who is the eldest child of NHL star Wayne Gretzky, took to Instagram on Thursday to share a video documenting the professional golfer's 40th birthday.

In the video, Gretzky, Johnson and their two sons, Tatum and River, hold hands as they enter the LIV golfer's western-themed party at the Troubadour Golf & Field Club in College Grove, Tenn. Gretzky's famous family attended the party that featured a performance by Kid Rock and country singer Ernest.

"Locals only," Gretzky captioned the post.

Gretzky and Johnson have quickly become one of golf's power couples since they began dating in 2013. Scroll down below to learn more about their relationship timeline.

⛳ Early 2013: Gretzky and Johnson start dating

Gretzky started dating Johnson before the 2013 PGA Tour season. The couple quickly became a staple at golf events around the world, with Gretzky by the athlete's side to show her support.

💍 August 2013: Engagement

Johnson proposed to Gretzky in August 2013. Not long after, the couple shared the news on social media. Gretzky flaunted her engagement ring on Instagram, captioning the photo, “Never been happier,” while Johnson tweeted, “She said yes!”

🍼 January 2015: The couple welcomes their first child

The couple's first son, Tatum Gretzky Johnson, was born on January 19, 2015. Johnson shared the news of their growing family with a statement, saying, "Paulina and I are happy to announce the arrival of our baby boy, who was born in Los Angeles on Monday morning. Both Paulina and the baby are healthy, resting comfortably, and in great spirits! We sincerely appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received and plan to release further details in the coming days!"

🍼 June 2017: Birth of their second son

In February 2017, Gretzky revealed her second pregnancy on Instagram, sharing a photo of her baby bump and an ultrasound image. Their second son, River Jones Johnson, was born on June 14, 2017. Johnson marked the occasion with a heartfelt Instagram post that featured a photo of Tatum kissing his baby brother.

🎢 September 2018: Addressing breakup rumours

In early September 2018, rumours of a potential breakup arose when Gretzky removed photos of Johnson from her Instagram page. However, Johnson addressed the speculation 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.”

Just two weeks after breakup rumours began circulating, the pair were seen sharing celebratory kiss at the Ryder Cup in Paris, debunking any doubts about their relationship.

🍾 February 2022: Bachelorette party

Gretzky threw a lavish bachelorette party in late February 2022. She shared snaps of her and her bridal party in front of a private jet, dressed in pink outfits and rhinestone cowboy hats.

"P's last D," she captioned the post.

👰‍♀️April 2022: Gretzky and Johnson say 'I do'

Getzky and Johnson said "I do" on April 23, 2022, at Blackberry Farm in Tennessee, after a nearly decade-long engagement.

In May 2022, Gretzky shared an Instagram Reel of their wedding video alongside the caption: "Mr. & Mrs. Johnson."

🎙️ March 2024: Sharing their love story

In an interview for's YouTube series, "The Scoop," Gretzky opened up about how she and Johnson first met. Her mother, Janet Gretzky, introduced them, and despite initial reservations, Gretzky quickly realized she and Johnson had a deep connection.

"I wanted nothing to do with him at the time, but lo and behold, love of my life," she confessed, adding that she and Johnson's first date was at her house. "Honestly, it let us be our authentic selves where it didn't feel like too much pressure."

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