On the cover of Playboy and featured in a semi-nude pictorial (March 1987).
Enjoys kickboxing, weight training and rock wall climbing. Assists her favorite charity, Mobility Opportunities Via Education (M.O.V.E.) for disabled children.
Mother of Tristan Gretzky, Trevor Gretzky, Ty Gretzky, Paulina Gretzky, and Emma Gretzky. Sister-in-law of Glen Gretzky, and Brent Gretzky. Daughter-in-law of Walter Gretzky and Phyllis Gretzky.
Knocked unconscious and suffers a cut lip when she is hit on the head by a pane of plexiglass following a collision along the boards during a Rangers-Blackhawks game at Madison Square Garden. Gretzky continued to play while she was taken to the hospital. He later defended his actions by saying the officials who were tending to Janet told him there was nothing he could do. [October 1997]
Was engaged to Vitas Gerulaitis for 3 years, and attended his funeral.