It is a good year for the pro-golfer Dustin Johnson. He won the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, has five top-10 finishes, finished tied for eighth at this year’s PGA Championship and is No. 14 on the PGA Tour’s money list with earnings of $2,572,844.
And now he is engaged with Paulina Gretzky, the daughter of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky.
The pair got engaged Aug. 17 and the duo, who have only been dating since the start of the 2013 PGA Tour season, couldn’t wait to share the happy news with their friends via social media.
The 24-year-old Canadian beauty shared the good news via Instagram Sunday.
“Never been happier @djohnsonpga,” she captioned a photo of her and Johnson embraced in a lip lock with her ring showing.
The pro golfer beau posted a photo of her hand with a large, square-cut diamond ring on Sunday morning with the caption “she said yes!!!” The photo had been retweeted nearly 500 times by the end of the weekend.
Despite their speedy engagement, it looks like Johnson has her family’s approval. The model’s brother Trevor took to Twitter to congratulate the happy couple.
Although, it may also come as a shock to her father Wayne, who in the past has had to reign his daughter in when it comes to her wild ways.
Speaking previously about her love life, Paulina insisted that she actually finds it tough to meet men.
“I pick the wrong guys, so I’m waiting for the right guy to come pick me. And I don’t want to be anywhere near a hockey player,” she told Flare magazine in the past.
The model and Johnson, 29, have only recently started dating in early 2013. The newly engaged pair were first outed as a couple when Gretzky joined the athlete in Kapalua, Hawaii for the 2013 PGA Tour back in January. Johnson won the PGA Tour opener and eventually took home the $1.1 million grand prize, writes the US magazine.
Prior to dating Johnson, Gretzky was linked to Los Angeles Kings player Jarrett Stoll. The golf champ was reportedly dating fellow pro golfer Natalie Gulbis. Both Gretzky and Johnson deny the previous romances they were supposedly a part of and are now focusing on their future together.
Paulina first made a name for herself back in 2011 when she posted a steady stream of revealing pictures to her Twitter account, including images of the model lounging next to the pool in a bikini or suggestively lying on a bed in her underwear.
She has appeared in small roles in three films; including 2011’s Guns, Girls and Gambling, starring Gary Oldman.
She also recorded a song that played on MTV’s show Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, and modelled on the front page of Flare magazine in 2008, says the Daily Mail.
Earlier this year, Ms. Gretzky graced the cover of Canadian fashion magazine Flare, which featured an in-depth interview with the ‘Great One’s’ oldest daughter. In the interview, she told the magazine her Dad preferred that she not date hockey players.