Paulina Gretzky confirms she is having a boy in glamorous Instagram photo

It’s been a very happy holiday for Paulina Gretzky. The pregnant NHL heiress celebrated Christmas this year by confirming via Instagram that she and her pro-golfer fiancé, Dustin Johnson, are having a boy.

In a glamorous photo, the mother-to-be can be seen posing in a curve-hugging black gown alongside her sharply dressed beau and brother while cradling her baby bump.

Merry Christmas Everyone!! Ps..We're having a BOY ❤️

A photo posted by Paulina Gretzky (@paulinagretzky) on

“Merry Christmas Everyone! Ps..We’re having a BOY” she captioned the snap.

Earlier this month, friends and family attended Paulina’s baby shower, where she was reportedly gifted with some luxe items from Pottery Barn, including a $1,100 changing table, an $800 dresser and an $800 crib. The couple were also presented with an adorable white onesie that reads, "My daddy golfs better than your daddy."

However, it was the colour of a number of hot-ticket items on the registry – including a navy-blue Gingham Nursery Robe – that fuelled speculation over the baby’s gender, as first reported by Hello! Online.

Love this love them #jenny

A video posted by @janetgretzky on

Indeed, December was the month that kept on giving for Paulina, who celebrated her 26th birthday on Dec. 19 and was whisked away on a surprise winter getaway - complete with a helicopter ride! - by her doting fiancé.

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Baby Gretzky-Johnson is expected to arrive sometime in the New Year – and we can't wait to meet Wayne's grandson!

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