PGA star Dustin Johnson is denying rumours his relationship with the Great One’s daughter Paulina Gretzky is on the skids.
The professional golfer tweeted late Tuesday that the couple is “committed to being a family” and that the duo “love each other very much.”
“Every relationship goes through its ups and downs, but most importantly, we love each other very much and are committed to being a family,” the former U.S. Open champ tweeted.
However, reports have suggested Johnson’s newfound friendship with golf groupie Yassie Safai, 39, is behind the split.
“It is the talk of the club that Yassie is at the centre of the split, and it has caused the Gretzky family a lot of heartache,” a source told The Daily Mirror.
According to TMZ, a source “extremely close to the Gretzky family” said the couple — engaged since 2013 — are still together.
It is true it will be good news for Wayne Gretzky, who is reportedly furious over the split, particularly since he helped Johnson get back on his feet when he was in the depths of despair.
Questions were raised on Tuesday when Paulina appeared to have scrub any mention of Johnson from her Instagram account. No explanation was given on why she had removed him from her social media content.
Safai herself has denied she is at the centre of the split.
“I am not in a relationship with Dustin Johnson. Nor have we had any prior relationship,” Safai reportedly TMZ. “I met Dustin Johnson at Sherwood Country Club. I have run into him at Sherwood maybe four times since then and yes briefly spoke with him, like I’m sure any avid golfer and member would.”
“I am sure he is a great person but we do not have a close friendship. I have never met Paulina Gretzky and do not know the Gretzky family, but again, I am sure they are great people,” she continued. “I have no insight into the rumours around Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky’s relationship. I wish them nothing but the best. I just want to go back to living my normal life.”
Let’s see what takes place in the next few days, though it seems we only get updates on social media…