He may be just four months old, but it’s easy to see who Paulina Gretzky’s little one takes after. Wayne Gretzky’s eldest daughter shared a photo of baby Tatum on Instagram this week, and fans were quick to point out the stunning resemblance between the adorable tot and his pro-golfer dad, Dustin Johnson.
Along with messages of love and support (“Beautiful baby!” cooed one fan; “So gorgeous! Both you and baby!” gushed another), the comments were flooded with observations that the blond-haired, blue-eyed boy looks just like his daddy.
Paulina shared this adorable photo with fans. Photo © Instagram
“Looks like a young DJ Johnson, haha!” wrote one, while another commented, “Adorable. He is a DJ mini me!”
Hockey fans were also quick to encourage the youngster to follow in his legendary grandpa’s footsteps.
“Put a hockey stick in the kids hands and his first steps better be on skates!” wrote one enthusiastic follower.
Paulina, 26, and Dustin, 30, welcomed their first child in January. The NHL heiress described the life-changing moment as “ the happiest day of our entire lives.”
Twinsies! Dustin and son look a lot alike. Photo © Getty
“Dustin's the best dad, he's my best friend. He's been so supportive with me and we're just there for each other,” she told reporters in March after Dustin won the PGA Golf Championship. Both Paulina and Tatum were there on the sidelines cheering him on.
Dustin also explained how becoming a dad had changed his life for the better.
“It's hard to describe, but just from the first day he's born, your perspective on life completely changes,” he said. “It kind of makes life a lot easier, I think, just because there's just one thing that's kind of all you think about. It definitely simplifies stuff."
The couple have been blissful since welcoming their first child in January. Photo © Instagram
Life has certainly been on the upswing for the young couple ever since they announced they were expecting last year. After taking a leave of absence from golf, Dustin is back in the spotlight and playing better than ever. Meanwhile, Paulina – who floods her Instagram feed with baby photos – couldn't be more thrilled to be a first-time mom.
The pair became engaged in July 2013, but have yet to set a wedding date – though rumour has it that they are contemplating autumn nuptials.