Paulina Gretzky Slams Fiance's Haters Over Olympics Controversy: 'He Didn't Work His A** Off for a Gold Medal'
By John Boone
Paulina Gretzky reads the comments -- and she isn't afraid to call a hater out.
The 27-year-old daughter of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky is engaged to golfer Dustin Johnson, who opted out of playing in the Olympics this year -- the first time golf has been an event in 112 years. When Gretzky posted a photo of the couple on a boat, critics left comments like, "Thanks for competing on our Olympic team.. Oh wait the lake was more important"
"Listen here you hating pieces of s**t trolls," Gretzky clapped back. "I'll say it once... he didn't work his a** off his entire life for a gold medal. He achieved his MAJOR and let everyone else do what they need to do and leave my fanf**kingtastic man alone"
The 32-year-old golfer is currently ranked second in the world after winning the U.S. Open for the first time in his career in June. Last month, Johnson revealed he would not travel to Rio for fear of the Zika virus.
"This was not an easy decision for me. But my concerns about the Zika virus cannot be ignored," he said in a statement to ESPN, citing fears over health risks as he and Gretzky plan to expand their family in the future. (The couple has a 1-year-old son, Tatum.) "While I am sure some will be critical of my decision, my hope is that most will understand and support it."
Johnson doesn't seem to be sweating the backlash now, as he shared the same photo as Gretzky on his own Instagram and captioned it, "All summer long."
It wasn't all hate. The couple received plenty of Insta-support, too, with another commenter replying, "Hard to argue not going to the Olympics seeing this photo.. Think ya made a good call..."
Meanwhile, in Rio, French gymnast Sami Ait broke his leg while attempting to stick a landing on vault. See the gruesome photo and get the latest on his recovery in the video below.