Who is Emma Gretzky, the daughter of Wayne Gretzky?
Emma Gretzky was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 28 March 2003 – her zodiac sign is Aries and she holds American nationality. She is an athlete, but who is best known for being the youngest daughter of Wayne Gretzky, a former star Canadian professional ice hockey player.
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Early life, family and education
Emma was raised alongside her three brothers Ty, Trevor and Tristan, and her sister Paulina in Los Angeles by their father and their mother Janet Jones, who is a famous American actress – the children’s parents met in the show “Dance Fever”, and started dating two years later in 1987 after meeting again at a Los Angeles Lakers game.
They married on 16 July 1988 in a ceremony that reputedly cost Wayne over $1 million.
Two of Emma’s brothers, Ty and Trevor were very sporting, playing hockey and baseball respectively, and Emma has also begun playing a variety of sports at her high school – she attracted a lot of attention when she turned 13, as the famous Canadian singer Justin Bieber cancelled his Meet and Greet event just so he could meet her for her birthday.
Emma is going to be matriculating from high school in 2021, and is planning to pursue a college degree rather than become a professional athlete.
Friends, love life and relationships
According to many of Wayne’s fans, Emma is still too young to be dating, and isn’t currently seeing anyone, but there are rumors claiming that she might be dating her high school sweetheart. It is believed that the two started dating around one year ago, and that the boy has been introduced to her father as Emma doesn’t want to date someone if her father doesn’t give them the thumbs up – she hasn’t commented on these rumors, so as of August 2020, Emma is single, she hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
She is a highly social person and has many friends, as can be noticed by the pictures she uploads onto her Instagram account.
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She has many girlfriends, and apparently isn’t very keen on being friends with boys.
Hobbies and other interests
Emma’s favorite season is summer as she enjoys swimming in the sea, driving her scooter and sailing in her father’s boat. She likes to be in nature not surrounded by crowds and the sounds of traffic, but able to breathe fresh air and look at the mountains and hills – when in a city, she likes to take long walks through parks with her best friends, and she only occasionally goes to parties.
She is a lover of animals and has a pet dog, while her favorite animals are dolphins and hawks.
Emma works out at the gym three times each week, and is following a somewhat strict diet, but apparently eats lots of sweets.
She usually watches movies late at night, and her favorite actor and actress are Johnny Depp and Anne Hathaway, while some of her favorite movies are the franchise “The Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Edward Scissorhands” and “Les Miserables”.
Age and height
Emma’s age is 17. She has long blonde hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 6ins (1.67m) and she weighs around 130lbs (58kgs).
As of August 2020, her father’s net worth has been estimated at over $200 million, making him the richest current or ex- hockey player in the world.
Who is Wayne Gretzky?
Wayne Douglas Gretzky was born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, on 26 January 1961 – his zodiac sign is Aquarius and he holds Canadian nationality. He played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for 20 years, only changing teams three times.
Wayne was raised alongside his sister Kim and brothers Brent, Glen and Keith, in Brantford by their father Walter Gretzky who was a hockey player, and their mother Phyllis Leone who was a housewife – Wayne’s parents married in 1960.
Wayne skated for the first time before he turned three, and taught by his father. at the age of six, he started playing for a team comprising children nearly twice his age. By the time he turned 10, he was playing for the Brantford Nadrofsky Steelers, and scored 378 goals and counted 139 assists. His family moved to Toronto when he was 14 to help him work on his career as a hockey player, and he went on to compete in the Metro Junior B Hockey League in 1975 and 1976.
He signed with the Indianapolis Racers in 1978 competing in the World Hockey Association (WHA), but by the end of the year the team went bankrupt, and Wayne was sold to the Edmonton Oilers where he stayed until 1988.
While playing for the Oilers in 1985, a new rule was introduced known as ‘the Gretzky rule’ which stated that if two coincidental penalties were called, neither team would lose a player, however, the rule was reversed in 1992. In 1988, Wayne was traded to the Los Angeles Kings where he stayed until 1996, and he then played a season for the St. Louis Blues. After that, he signed a contract with the New York Rangers staying with them until 1999, officially retiring on 18 April 1999 after the Rangers lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Wayne later stated: ‘My last game in New York was my greatest day in hockey… Everything you enjoy about the sport of hockey as a kid, driving to practice with mom and dad , driving to the game with mom and dad, looking in the stands and seeing your mom and dad and your friends, that all came together in that last game in New York.’
Wayne is also a bit of an actor, as he appeared in the American soap opera “The Young and the Restless” in 1981 while he also appeared in a Russian movie about the life of the former Russian goaltender Vladislav Tretiak. He was a guest in the talk show “Saturday Night Live” in 1989, and also made a cameo appearance in a single episode of the animated comedy series “The Simpsons”.
As a writer, Wayne published his first book – “Gretzky: An Autobiography” – in 1990, followed by his second book “99: My Life in Pictures” in 1999. His latest book “99: Stories of the Game” came out in 2016, becoming a best-seller.