Sep 11th, 2018
Dustin Johnson issues statement amid alleged split from Paulina Gretzky
While 'the other woman' Yassie Safai does the same
After a torrid couple of days in which Dustin Johnson and his longtime fiancee Paulina Gretzky are said to have split over his relationship with Yassie Saffai, Johnson has issued a statement via Twitter.
"Every relationship goes through its ups and downs, but most importantly, we love each other very much and are committed to being a family," Johnson wrote. "Thank you for your love and support."
Last weekend social media observers noticed Gretzky had deleted all photos of Johnson from her Instagram account, fueling speculation that golf's showbiz couple had split up. DJ and Paulina have been engaged since 2013, and have two sons together.
Johnson's statement comes after the woman at the centre of the controversy, Yassie Saffai issued her own statement. Johnson and California socialite Safai are said to have got close after meeting at Sherwood Country Club in Los Angeles.
She wrote: "I’d like to do my best to address the current rumours in circulation.
"I am not in a relationship with Dustin Johnson. Nor have we had any prior relationship.
"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."
So, there you have it...