Dwayne Douglas Johnson-The Rock is not only a famous actor but also an accomplished professional wrestler. He was an integral part of the development and success of the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the boom period of the industry, and is rightly considered one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.
Today, films starring The Rock have grossed over $10.5 billion worldwide, making him one of the highest-grossing and highest-paid actors in the world. What few people know about Johnson, however, is that, apart from everything else, he is also a truly devoted and loving father.
His heartfelt Instagram posts and candid interviews where he openly talks about fatherhood reveal that being a father holds a special place in his heart and is one of the most valuable roles The Rock has ever been given in his life.
Learn what it’s like to be the father of three daughters from two different women and why, in the words of the wrestler, “every man wants a son, but what he really needs is a daughter” in our gallery today.
Dwayne Johnson is the father of three beautiful daughters: Tiana Gia, 4, and Jasmine, 7, with his wife, singer-songwriter Lauren Hashiyan; and Simone Alexandra, 21, his daughter by his ex-wife Dani Garcia.
As a rising star, Johnson is consumed by the demands of his career. “I was really absent when my first daughter was growing up, and I wasn’t there for her at that critical age, at that very important time in her life!” admits the Rock openly today. He also shared that he now deeply regrets the missed opportunities and precious moments that he can never get back. But today, Johnson is determined to right his wrong and is adamant that nothing will make him an “absentee parent” who is never around when you really need him! “I promised myself that I would never again do anything that would tear me away from my family!” declares the Rock, and judging by his publications, he is doing everything in his power to uphold this promise.
Johnson says he wants to be a better father than his father. He also says he hopes to cultivate a more caring relationship with his children than he was able to build with his late father, Rocky Johnson. Although Rocky genuinely loves his boy, over the years their relationship has been complicated and challenging. This is one of the reasons why, when raising her daughters, the Rock prioritizes her presence, attention, and active participation in the upbringing of her girls.
Skala also says that his daughters have taught him to be more gentle and considerate with others. He says that raising the girls undoubtedly had a profound effect on him, and today he has become more empathetic and sensitive to the needs of others. Johnson advises fathers of daughters to first and foremost “just be there” for their children, emphasizing how his daughters have taught him to be “more caring and gentle.”