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Sports Paulina Gretzky schmoozes with Trump before LIV Golf event

17:01  29 july  2022
17:01  29 july  2022 Source:   torontosun.com

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Golf star Dustin Johnson and his new bride, Paulina Gretzky attend a LIV Golf gala in New York. © Provided by Toronto Sun Golf star Dustin Johnson and his new bride, Paulina Gretzky attend a LIV Golf gala in New York.

Hockey heiress and golf WAG Number One Paulina Gretzky and her hubby Dustin Johnson hit the Big Apple ahead of controversial LIV Golf’s New Jersey tournament.

According to the New York Post , the newlyweds were snapped inside Gotham Hall for the rebel loop’s kick-off bash that included former U.S. President Donald Trump and a mini-concert from Nelly.

And Gretzky did not disappoint.

 And then Biden put it in the sand trap. The Johnson-Gretzkys break bread with Donald Trump. (GETTY IMAGES) And then Biden put it in the sand trap. The Johnson-Gretzkys break bread with Donald Trump. (GETTY IMAGES)

She wore a black cutout mini dress that she paired with strappy sandals. Her paramour, who notoriously joined the LIV Golf renegades for an eye-popping $125 million payout, was more sedate.

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Inside, the pair broke bread with the former president whose Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, is hosting the event. Johnson had been slated to golf with Trump on Thursday in a pro-am preliminary.

 Golf star Dustin Johnson and his new bride, Paulina Gretzky attend a LIV Golf gala in New York. (GETTY IMAGES) Golf star Dustin Johnson and his new bride, Paulina Gretzky attend a LIV Golf gala in New York. (GETTY IMAGES)

The Post reports that Johnson’s caddie brother and his wife were in the mix along with other luminaries.

Johnson ditched the PGA for the blood-stained bounty citing his family’s financial security.

“I chose what’s best for me and my family,” Johnson said at the time.

 PGA star Dustin Johnson was there with his main squeeze, Paulina Gretzky. (PAULINA GRETZKY/ INSTAGRAM) PGA star Dustin Johnson was there with his main squeeze, Paulina Gretzky. (PAULINA GRETZKY/ INSTAGRAM)

The couple have two sons, Tatum, 7, and River, 5. They first hooked up in 2013 and the daughter of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky has become a frequent flier at golfing events.

She earlier attended LIV Golf’s U.S. debut in Portland with two of her brothers.

But the loop has come under fire, not just for Saudi human rights abuses, but criticism from family members and survivors of the 9/11 terror attacks in which the oil-rich state was suspected of playing a role.

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