Insight Into River Jones Johnson Life? Know His Parents, Age, and Brother

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Insight Into River Jones Johnson Life? Know His Parents, Age, and Brother
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River Jones Johnson is just a three-year-old boy but has already hit the media since his birth as the son of the golf star Dustin Johnson. His mother is Paulina Gretzky, the daughter of one of the greatest ice hockey players Wayne Gretzky.

Johnson’s parents are together for a long time but are yet to be married. He also has an older sibling. Besides, also find out the meaning of his first and median monikers.

The complete biography of River Johnson!

Dustin Johnson Son River’s Date of Birth and Age

Johnson was born on 12th June 2017, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center located in Los Angeles, California. River’s model mother Paulina announced her pregnancy in Feb 2017. She showed off her baby bump in a now-deleted Instagram photo, in which the model was seen resting her hand on her growing bump.

Soon after that, the couple disclosed the sex of the baby with an Instagram video which is now, however, also deleted. The short clip captured on a beach showed Dustin hitting a golf ball off the sand which blew off forming a cloud of blue dust. After the revelation, the soon-to-be dad said, “Another boy!”


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Johnson also has several photos of his baby boy on his Instagram. Johnson is aged three as of 2021.

Meaning of River Jones

His mother chose the name River after her fiance won the Genesis Open in the Riviera Course in suburban Los Angeles and secured his coveted No. 1 rank in the Official World Golf Ranking. Therefore, the first name may link to the big event.

Dustin said of his fiancee,

“I don’t know how she thinks but then I don’t know where she got the name River as I tried to ask her.”

He added,

“She said at first: “I don’t know, I just like the name”. I then said, Okay.”

Talking about his median name ‘Jones’ which has been taken from the maiden name of Gretzky’s mother (Janet Jones). ‘Jones’ is also the last name of Johnson’s late grandmother (Carole Jones). Johnson considered his grandma as his biggest influence during his teenage.

River Johnson is the older brother of Tatum Gretzky Johnson

He is now enjoying his low-key upbringing with his older brother named Tatum Gretzky. His big bro was born on January 19, 2015, in Los Angeles, California.

River Jones Johnson brother Tatum
River Jones Johnson’s brother Tatum.
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The baby’s father confined the news to People magazine.

“Paulina and I are happy to announce the arrival of our baby boy, who was born in Los Angeles on Monday morning,” Dustin told the outlet, “Both Paulina and the baby are healthy, resting comfortably and in great spirits.”

The pro-golfer also disclosed how his and his longtime partner Gretzky’s life altered after the birth of their son. He said at the time,

“From the first day he’s born, your perspective on life completely changes.”

Nationality and Ethnicity

The popular celebrity kid has an American nationality and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity.

Are River Jones Johnson Parents Married? Their Engagement

Father Dustin and mother Paulina are not married yet. The couple is dating for a long time but any detail on their marriage is yet to come out. Talking about their love story, they first came across back in 2009 but wouldn’t start their lovey-dovey until 2013.

River Jones Johnson mom and ad began dating in 2009.
River father and mother are together since 2013.
Source: Instagram

After six-month of their love affair, the two got engaged. Dustin announced their engagement via his Instagram, showing the sparkling ring on his fiancee’s finger. The pro golfer captioned the image,

“She said yes.”

The two also have had a fair share of bad moments. Back in 2018, a lot of speculations swirled on the web about their break-up after Dustin’s rumored-link up to a California socialite, Yassie Safai. But, they never confirmed it. Yassie who met Johnson at the Sherwood Country Club told TMZ,

“I am not in a relationship with Dustin Johnson. Nor have we had any prior relationship.”

Fortunately, Paulina’s relationship with Dustin is still alive and they seem stronger than ever.

The family of four currently resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

River Jones Johnson’s Maternal Father is a Great Ice Hockey Player

His mother Paulina is the daughter of Wayne Gretzky and Janet Jones. River’s maternal grandpa is considered one of the greatest hockey players ever by many sports critics. In the meantime, Paulina’s sister Emma Gretzky and three other brothers are also involved in different sports.


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