“A Better Person for Her”: Wayne Gretzky Once Made a Heartfelt Confession About Wife Janet After Their ‘Royal’ Wedding

Published 01/17/2023, 5:45 PM EST

In the year 1988, Wayne Gretzky married actress Janet Jones and became the power couple of the country. However, the couple faced some speculations following their union, as fans believed that Gretzky’s marriage would affect his gameplay. Well, The Great One gave his insights on those hearsay headlines in the most fascinating way.

In a 1989 interview, Gretzky made a heartfelt confession to Jones and credited his successful career to his wife. Moreover, as per the Canadian, Jones made him better at the game as well. Let’s take a look at Gretzky’s confession.

Wayne Gretzky gave a heartfelt tribute to wife Janet Jones


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In 1989, the Canadian appeared in an episode of the ‘Arsenio Hall Show’, where he profoundly chatted about various in and outs of his personal and professional fronts. At one point, Gretzky talked about the speculations he faced after his marriage. The Great One stated how, “everybody was waiting for Wayne Gretzky to so-called fall”, and were questioning his priorities.

To clear the air, Gretzky recalled all the victories that he bagged post meeting Janet. From the 1987 Canada Cup to the Stanley Cup championship, The Great One owed his most momentous triumphs to his wife. He further asserted, “she made me much more calmer and I think I’m a better person for her”.

Interestingly, expressing his gratitude for his wife, the Canadian said, “if anything it’s helped my career”. Clearly, Gretzky loves his wife dearly and goes above and beyond to express his heartfelt gratitude for her. This was recently seen on Jones’ 62nd birthday.


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The Great One shared a beautiful birthday wish for Janet Jones

On 10th January, the actress celebrated her 62nd birthday with her friends and family. To wish his better half a happy birthday, Gretzky penned a heartfelt message. He wrote, “Happy Birthday @janetgretzky . To the most wonderful mother, grandparent, wife, and nicest person in the world”. Expressing his love, the ice hockey demigod further added, “Have the best day we all love you!”.


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At every opportunity he gets, Gretzky always takes a moment to express his reverence for his wife. Even after 35 years of their marriage, the pair steals all the brownie points through their enduring love language, don’t you think?


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Purva Jain

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Purva Jain is a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Mody University of Science and Technology. Purva is an avid reader and author of 3 books that are published in national and international marketplaces.

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