Sep 11th, 2018
Revealed the woman at the centre of Paulina and Dustin Johnson split
Sherwood Country Club at centre of controversy
The woman believed to be at the centre of the apparent split between Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky is California socialite and golfer Yassie Safai.
DJ and Safai are said to have struck up a relationship that has infuriated Gretzky, who has been engaged to the 2016 US Open champion for nearly five years.
Paulina sparked rumours of a rift — just a couple of weeks before Johnson is due to play in the Ryder Cup — by deleting every photograph of him from her Instagram page.
DJ and Paulina are regular visitors to the exclusive Sherwood Country Club near Los Angeles, where Safai’s partner, Michael Humbarger, is also a member.
One her Instagram page, Safai, 39, describes herself as a “Connector. World Traveler. Golf Lover. Joy Seeker. Fashion Enthusiast. Rescue Momma. Hopelessly In Love”.
DJ and Paulina have two children — Tatum, three, and one-year-old Rivers — and had reportedly been planning to get married next year.
Gretzky’s parents, Canadian ice hockey legend Wayne and wife Janet, own a mansion at Sherwood, and are said to be furious at the way the scandal has erupted.
Another Sherwood member, who did not want his identity revealed, commented: “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.
“Yassie is very ambitious, and is keen to be seen as the ultimate golf chick — but I’m not sure if being involved in something like this will help or hurt those ambitions.”
Johnson allegedly has previous in this department. Alli Mackenzie, the ex-wife of PGA Tour star Will, was forced to deny rumours of an affair, while another Major championship-winning golfer is said to have confronted Johnson over suggestions he had sex with his wife.
He was also accused of cheating on then-girlfriend Amanda Caulder with LPGA Tour star Natalie Gulbis.