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Paulina Gretzky reveals she and Dustin Johnson are expecting, shows off baby bump (pic)

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Paulina Gretzky, the fiancée Dustin Johnson, announced on Tuesday that she and the PGA Tour star are expecting their first child.

“@djohnsonpga [Dustin Johnson] & i are so excited to finally share with you all our amazing news..we’re having a baby!!Gretzky wrote on Instagram, sharing a photograph where she shows off a fairly sizable baby bump.

The size of Gretkzy’s belly indicates that she’s fairly far along, but since the social media savvy, sexy selfie-posting young lady has been conspicuously quiet of late on Instagram and Twitter, there has been little photographic evidence available that would document she has been expecting.

The timing of Gretzky’s social media shutdown coincided with Johnson’s self-imposed leave from the PGA Tour. The long-hitting, budding superstar announced in July that he was taking a leave of absence “to seek professional help.”

A subsequent report alleged that it wasn’t a leave of absence so much as it was a suspension of six months handed down by the PGA, as Johnson allegedly tested positive for cocaine. The Tour later refuted the reports that the organization had suspended Johnson.

Less than a week later, Johnson was spotted with Gretzky at an Idaho resort where he spent time caddying for his fiancée, playing a little golf and spending time with her family. Given how far along Gretzky appears and the time that has elapsed since all the drama of early July-late August for Johnson, it’s conceivable that the stay in Idaho may have included a very special announcement from the couple to her family.

Despite Johnson’s purported struggles with chemical dependency, the announcement that the couple was expecting likely was greeted warmly by Wayne Gretzky clan. “The Great One” in September praised his future son-in-law in a radio interview, saying of Johnson, “[H]e’s a wonderful person with a good heart and we care about him.”

Gretzky and Johnson have been romantically linked since at least January of 2013, when Paulina began sharing images of the two with relative frequency on her Instagram account. Since then, the two have been mostly inseparable, with Gretzky shadowing her beau at tournaments and spending more and more time with one another away from the course.

The two announced their engagement on Aug. 18, 2013.

(for more Paulina Gretzky coverage, please feel free to peruse the SoB archives)