What a year it’s been for everyone’s favourite NHL heiress, Paulina Gretzky! The blond beauty landed a Golf Digest cover, tried wakeboarding for the first time and, of course, announced she was pregnant with her first child.
In September, Wayne Gretzky’s eldest daughter shared the happy news that she was expecting with a candid Instagram snap, which showed the mom-to-be cradling her baby bump.
“We couldn’t be happier,” enthused Paulina’s mom, Janet Jones, over the prospect of becoming a grandparent.
Paulina and her pro-golfer fiancé, Dustin Johnson, had been dating for less than a year when they became engaged in July 2013. Since then, the picture-perfect couple shared some of their sweetest moments with fans on their preferred social media platform – whether they were jetting off on romantic vacations together or taking selfies at their glamorous baby shower.
Now, with Christmas just around the corner, Paulina has yet another reason to celebrate – she turns 26 on Dec. 19.
Last year, the pretty blonde celebrated her milestone 25th birthday with a wild blowout bash in Aspen, though the pregnant starlet will no doubt be keeping things a bit more low-key – but still glamorous as ever – for this year’s festivities!
As Paulina prepares for this exciting next stage in her life, Hello! looks back at her best Instagram snaps of the year.