Emma Gretzky was born the daughter of “The Great One,” also known as Wayne Gretzky, a former professional ice hockey player.
Emma’s father, Wayne Gretzky, has successfully made some significant records in the National Hockey League.
Contrary to popular belief, Emma does not play ice hockey. Instead, she has made her own choices for her career and has decided not to follow her father’s legacy.
Wayne Gretzky quickly leaves his opponents behind but is that the same case for Emma and her acting and modeling career?
Let us find out together what Emma is doing, her plans, her dreams, and all that stuff.
Let us begin with some quick facts first.
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Emma Gretzky | Quick Facts
|Full Name||Emma Marie Gretzky|
|Birth Date||28th March 2003|
|Birth Place||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Nationality||American and Canadian|
|Education||Westlake Village School, California|
|Father’s Name||Wayne Gretzky|
|Mother’s Name||Janet Jones|
|Age||19 years old|
|Weight||105 lbs/48 kg|
|Marital Status||Unmarried but not single|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
|Merch of Wayne Gretzky||Jersey, Hockey Rookie Cards|
|Last Update||August, 2022|
Emma Gretzky’s Early Life and Education
Emma Gretzky, the rising tennis star, was born on the 28th of March, 2003, in Los Angeles, California.
She was born the youngest child and the second daughter to her legendary father, Wayne Gretzky, and her amazing mother, Janet Jones.
Emma is the granddaughter of Walter Gretzky and Phyllis Gretzky. Similarly, she is the niece of Glen Gretzky and Brent Gretzky.
She grew up in Los Angeles, California, alongside her three brothers and a sister in a multi-talented and family.
Emma attended Westlake Village School, located in California, where she played different sports throughout her stay before eventually settling for tennis.
As for college, she has yet to join one. So please keep on visiting our website as we will update the info as soon as we get our hands on it.
Emma Gretzky’s Early Career and Wayne’s Comment
Emma attended Westlake Village School, where she played high school tennis.
Unlike most pro players or star kids, Emma was not particularly interested in tennis from an early age. However, she began playing tennis when she was 12 and a half years old.
Her father supported her by stating that she started a bit late, but it was a marathon, not a sprint.
He further stated a quote by John McEnroe, “You can play tennis for a long time; you do not have to be great at 16.”
Wayne also spoke on behalf of his wife; he stated that as parents, they aim to support Emma’s love and commitment to it.
He also said, “Tennis is three, four, five hours a day of cardio. It is a little different and unique.”
During the middle of 2016, Emma started practicing at the Spokane Club under the coaching of Jeff Urie, a tennis director.
As expected from a star athlete’s daughter, she managed to place first in the Spokane Summer Classic Girl’s 14 Advance Consolation Draw.
Moreover, she also competed in a junior tennis competition held in Northridge somewhere around late 2019.
Similarly, she has also participated in many other competitions representing Oaks Christian.
Besides Tennis, Emma Gretzky appeared in Palo Alto, which starred Emma Roberts and James Franco as the main characters.
Emma Gretzky and Justin Bieber
For Emma’s 13th birthday in 2016, her parents Wayne and Janet decided to surprise her with a special meet and greet with the Canadian singer and songwriter Justin Bieber.
Justin Bieber was on a world tour, promoting his then latest studio album, Purpose.
He reportedly canceled his post-concert meet and greet event, which the fans did not think of much as musicians are humans too, and they have moods.
But after the photo of him and Emma Gretzky appeared on the internet, fans went nuts on him.
Emma got to meet Bieber privately, in person, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Fans were angry and disappointed at him, expected as one pays $2k for a backstage meet and greet access.
Anyone who paid $2k for any event or product would be highly disheartened after hearing that the event or product was canceled.
But from Justin’s point of view, his hands were tied.
On the one hand, he has several fans waiting to meet him backstage, and on the other, a national star, pro athlete, Wayne Gretzky, has requested him to surprise his 13 years old daughter.
Both being from the same country, he could not deny a national hero’s request now, could he?
Emma’s Parents; How They Met
As the story goes, Wayne and Janet met each other in 1985, in the Dance Fever show.
The couple only started dating after two years, in 1987, after meeting each other again in a Los Angeles Lakers basketball game. Both were married at that time.
Janet Jones was married to Vitas Gerulaitis, a tennis player. Similarly, Wayne was married to Vikki Moss, an Edmonton singer.
Wayne proposed to Janet just six months after dating each other.
On the 16th of July, 1988, Wayne Gretzky and Janet Jones got married. This decision costs Wayne over a million dollars. But luckily, he was already a pro ice hockey player by then, so we doubt he thought much about the expense.
The power couple had a lavish wedding and have been happily married ever since; for more than three decades.
Emma Gretzky’s siblings
Emma grew up alongside her three brothers and a sister. Her two older brothers Ty and Trevor were naturally very athletic.
Ty played hockey, whereas Trevor played baseball during their high school days.
Ty Gretzky began his hockey career playing for the Shattuck-St. Mary School, but his love for the sport did not last long and died rather quickly.
Eventually, Ty returned to Oaks Christian and began playing golf.
Meanwhile, Trevor Gretzky was a baseball as well as a football player. He played baseball and football for the Lions.
On the other hand, Tristian played golf for Oaks Christian, too, successfully leading his high school boys golf team to the finals of the Marmonte League championship.
Just like Ty, he had a change of heart and has involved himself in football now; he plays for the Pepperdine University football team as of now.
Emma’s sister, Paulina Gretzky, is a model.
Emma Gretzky’s Relationship
Gretzky had been in a relationship with Luc Yorkison, a former ice hockey player, unbeknownst to the public.
The couple started dating each other somewhere around the end of 2020 Q3. In the early Q4 of 2020, the news of their relationship surfaced on the internet as they posted a lovely picture of them on Instagram.
Luc was also born in Los Angeles on the 9th of November, 2001.
Luc Yorkison stands six feet and one inch tall or 185 cm and weighs about 174 lbs (79 kg). He was left-wing when he played ice hockey.
Emma Gretzky’s Hobbies and Lifestyle
Emma loves swimming in the vast sea. She is also fond of riding her scooter. Her other hobbies include traveling to exotic destinations and singing.
Moreover, in the summer season, she likes to go sailing on her father’s boat.
She prefers to be closer to nature, away from the busy city life. Emma likes to enjoy the fresh air of country hills.
Emma has a pet dog and is an overall animal lover. She stated that dolphins and hawks are her favorite animals.
The star athlete’s daughter goes to the gym three times a week and maintains a strict diet most of the time. “Most of the time” because it seems that she loves sweets too much.
Jhonny Depp is her favorite actor, whereas Anne Hathaway is her preferred actress.
Likewise, she also named some of her favorite movies; the list includes The Pirates of the Caribbean, Les Miserables, and Edward Scissorhands.
Emma Gretzky’s Career
Emma has been playing tennis since 12 and a half, but she has yet to make it to college. She has yet to play for college.
But she has made some name for herself in the film industry as she made an appearance in Palo Alto, an American drama movie directed by Gia Coppola.
Emma Gretzky’s Net Worth
Emma has yet to find herself a stable career that earns her tons of money; at the moment, her estimated net worth is said to be around a million dollars, the same amount her dad spent on his wedding.
To be honest, we do not think that she has a net worth of $1 million. We are not just jumping to conclusions; we have a well-researched theory.
Most sources claim that the 1 million dollars mainly came from her part in the movie and the tennis competition during high school.
This is where the contradiction begins; the movie she appeared in had a total budget of 1 million dollars.
Because she was not given much on-screen time, there is no way they could have paid her even 50 thousand dollars.
Likewise, regarding the money she earned from high school tennis competitions.
Truth be told, those competitions do not pay much. We would be surprised if she even won $25k from all the matches she played for.
In reality, her net worth is trivial for a start kid. Other articles over exaggerate the net cost to make her seem successful.
Meanwhile, her father’s net worth is estimated to be around $250 million being a star athlete; that much is expected.
Similarly, Mrs. Gretzky’s net worth is estimated to be around $100 million. So being an actress in Hollywood surely does pay well!
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What does Emma Gretzky do for a living?
As of now, Emma Gretzky is earning a bit of cash from her acting and modelling projects. She is also a tennis player, but she has not played college tennis yet.
Why did Gretzky retire?
Every athlete’s era must come to an end, same with Wayne Gretzky’s era. Because of his age, his performance declined over the years, which eventually retires the star.
How much is a Wayne Gretzky rookie card worth?
Recently, Wayne Gretzky’s rookie card sold for an unbelievable 3.75 million dollars. Surprisingly, the price of his rookie card only seems to go up as time passes by.