UPDATE: Dustin Johnson took to Twitter on Sept. 11 to (sort of) address the speculation that he and Paulina Gretzky have broken up. Although he did not comment on the specifics of what’s happening, he did write, “Every relationship goes through its ups and downs, but most importantly we love each other very much and are committed to being a family. Thank you for your love and support.”
Yassie Safai, a 39-year-old apparent socialite is at the center of a reported split scandal. She is the alleged reason model Paulina Gretzky, 29, and pro golfer Dustin Johnson, 34, are having relationship troubles, according to multiple reports. The first sign of trouble in paradise came when Gretzky wiped her Instagram clean of Johnson, on September 10 — only leaving sultry bikini photos, among other solo snaps. While the couple, whose been engaged since 2013, with two children, have yet to address the split speculation, here’s what we know about Yassie Safai.
1. Yassie Safai is a Malibu, California native. — This is according to her Instagram page, which is private. However, it seems as though her Instagram was not private at one point, because The Sun claims it details the following: “Connector. World Traveler. Golf Lover. Joy Seeker. Fashion Enthusiast. Rescue Momma. Hopelessly In Love”. Other hints that something could be going on? — Safai has reportedly regularly re-tweeted messages about Johnson’s skills on the green.
2. She’s a golfer. — This could be how she allegedly caught Johnson’s eye. Her Instagram profile is of her dressed in a golf outfit, and the first thing in her bio reads “Golf” with an emoji of a putting green. She also is a fan of “puppies” and positivity.”
3. Safai reportedly belongs to the same country club as the couple. — Sherwood Country Club an exclusive club near Los Angeles, happens to be a frequent spot for Safai, as well as Gretzky and Johnson, as reported by the site. And, the site alleges that her apparent relationship with Johnson is the talk of the country club. “It is the talk of the club that Yassie is at the centre of the split, and it has caused the Gretzky family a lot of heartache,” an alleged member of the club (who chose to remain anonymous) said. “Yassie is very ambitious, and is keen to be seen as the ultimate golf chick – but I’m not sure if being involved in something like this will help or hurt those ambitions.”
4. Safai reportedly has a partner. — Multiple reports have claimed she is in a relationship with a man by the name of Michael Humbarger, who is reportedly also a member of the country club.
5. She is a Vice Golf ambassador. — Her Instagram bio details that she works with the sporting goods brand.