Wayne Gretzky Gushes About His Grandson: 'I'm Going to Get Him in Skates!'

by Rosalyn Oshmyansky 3:04 PM PDT, May 21, 2015
Playing Wayne Gretzky Gushes About His Grandson: 'I'm Going to Get Him in Skates!'

Wayne Gretzky is loving life as a grandfather.

The hockey legend opened up to ET Canada about his new role as a grandfather after his daughter Paulina, 26, and fiance Dustin Johnson, 30, welcomed Tatum on Jan. 19.

"The little guy slept in between us the past five nights. It's really special," recalled Wayne about Tatum's recent stay at the Florida home he shares with his wife, actress Janet Jones. "You always think your grandchild or grandson is the greatest, the coolest and the nicest and he never cries. That's the way we feel obviously. It’s so overwhelming for us."

But after he gushed, the 54-year-old shared that he has big plans for little Tatum. Since Johnson is a professional golf player, the two men are fighting for a little athlete.

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"I said, 'I'm going to get him in skates before you get him a golf club,'" Wayne shared.

Talk about a family competition!

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"Not trying to put pressure on him, but we're having this debate: is he going to be skating first or hitting a golf ball first? Dustin thinks he's going to hit golf balls first, but I think he's going to skate first!" Wayne said.

Check out the video above to see Wayne share more about his newest family addition.