We may know him as The Rock, former WWE wrestler, or Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, awesome action movie star, but there are three special girls who know him as Daddy. When The Rock isn’t busy winning championship belts or starring in action-packed films, he spends his time raising his daughters.
Simone Johnson was born first, in 2001, during Dwayne Johnson’s first marriage with Dany Garcia. Jasmine and Tiana came next in 2015 and 2018 respectively, from his current relationship with Lauren Hashian.
The Rock’s daughters are all daddy’s girls and by the looks of it, they definitely have him wrapped around their fingers. He brags about their accomplishments and works hard to shape them all into becoming strong women. With The Rock in their corner, there is nothing these little ladies won’t be able to accomplish.
Read on to learn how exactly this former wrestler raises his girls in today’s world.
20 He Will Hug Them For As Long As He Can
Things start to change as your kids get older. The Rock knows there will come a time when his girls won’t need daddy’s attention. So, he is taking advantage of all the hugs and cuddles he can get now.
“I know there’s gonna come a day [when] in daddy’s arms is the last place they want to be,” he wrote in a social media post.
19 He Teaches Them About Hard Work
If anyone knows a thing or two about hard work, it’s Dwayne Johnson. He shared that he teaches his daughters to have a strong work ethic.
“Baby girl when you grow up, you get out there and dent the universe [through] hard work and sweat,” he tells his girls, as E! News reports. “And always make sure you do it in a positive way with class, dignity and respect.”
18 The Rock Will Always Let Them Know How Much He Cares About Them
The Rock has been a dad for over a decade and makes sure his daughters all know how much he cares about them.
“I always wanted to be a great dad,” he expressed in an episode of Oprah’s Master Class. “I said to [my daughter], ‘I will always, always take care of you, for the rest of your life. You are safe.”
17 The Rock Helps Ease His Daughters' Fears
Kids have a lot of silly fears. One year, The Rock’s middle daughter had a bit of a meltdown when it came to meeting Santa Claus.
In an effort to ease her fears, The Rock got silly and dressed up as Pikachu, because he knew his daughter loved the yellow Pokémon character.
16 He Leads Them With Love
The Rock knows that it doesn’t matter how much fame or wealth a person has, but that homes are full when they are full of love.
“Throughout the years, throughout the ups and downs, I’ve realized that the most important thing that I could do with my daughter is lead our [lives] with love,” he said to Oprah.
15 He Has 'Feminist' Plans For His Daughters
Being a dad to girls can be a little frightening for any sane man, but The Rock has his priorities in line.
In another sweet social media post, he shared some of the lessons he provides Jasmine with, writing, "By 10, you’ll be able to directly say to people, ‘Great job, I like it a lot, but let’s see how we can make it better.'"
14 The Rock Doesn't Give His Kids Easter Candy
Easters are usually full of egg hunts and candy, but not in Dwayne Johnson’s household. Instead of filling eggs up with candy, he and his partner place toys in their hidden eggs.
He explained, as Men's Health reports, “Last thing I need is wrangling a bunch of whacked out kiddos who’ve become candy crack heads on the sugar come down.”
13 He Believes In The Power Of Skin-To-Skin Contact
After the birth of his second daughter, Jasmine, Dwayne shared how special his new bond with her was.
“Kinda crazy but in this cool and powerful skin to skin bonding moment with my newborn baby Jasmine, I had just one wish I asked the universe,” he captioned a sweet photo, “give me the strength to be a better man today than I was yesterday.”
12 He Sings Them Sweet Lullabies
We’ve all heard Dwayne Johnson’s soothing voice in his role of Maui in Disney’s Moana, but his daughters get their very own special lullaby sung to them at bedtime.
“I do this thing where I sing to my daughter Jasmine,” Dwayne shared in an interview with People. “She would laugh, she would smile, she would coo, she would cry.”
11 He Enjoys Embarrassing His Oldest Every Now And Then
Embarrassing your kids as they get older can be a great source of fun for many parents. But who knew that The Rock would be the ultimate embarrassing dad?
One of his favorite things to do for his oldest daughter, Simone, is to pull her into his strong bear hugs at the least convenient times, like at red carpet premieres.
10 He Takes Bath Time Very Seriously
The Rock is what we could easily call “The Bath-time Boss.” In an interview with People, Dwayne Johnson admitted that bath time is “his thing,” and that he “owns” being a dad.
“It's my job, and I love filling up the baby tub and I get [Jasmine's] toys, making everything right," he said.
9 The Rock Won't Put Up A Fight During Diaper Duty
Diaper changes are likely the least fun part of raising babies, but it’s a job that someone has to do. According to Dwayne Johnson, he has no problem at all getting down and dirty with diaper duty, even if that means getting messy in the meantime.
From cleanups at home to cleanups in an airplane, The Rock has become a diaper-changing pro.
8 He Makes Time For Fun
Dwayne Johnson knows there is always room for fun in parenting. He is always humoring his daughters’ wild ideas, even if it means getting face painted before having to leave for work, which has happened.
In a social media post, Dwayne explained that he couldn’t tell her no once she was looking at him “with her mama’s intoxicating blue eyes.”
7 He Teaches Them To Ride Horses
Riding horses allows kids to improve their coordination and teaches them to exercise their minds. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a huge animal activist and horses seem to be one of his favorite animals.
According to his social media account, The Rock teaches his daughters to ride horses properly from a very young age. Little Jasmine was on a horse at just a few years old!
6 The Rock Is All About Family Costumes
Family coordinated Halloween costumes are always cute. Dressing up for Halloween is a super fun time for kids, but when their parents get involved too, things are so much better.
Dwayne Johnson and his partner, Lauren Hashain, love allowing this holiday to become another opportunity to bond with their two daughters.
5 He Teaches Them They Can Do Anything They Want
Dwayne Johnson didn’t grow up with the easiest childhood; he had to work hard to get to where he is today. But he wants to let his daughters know that they can always do anything they want.
He encourages them to believe in girl power and lets them know that he will be by their side for the rest of his life.
4 He Shows Appreciation To Their Mommas
Dwayne Johnson is one daddy who knows the worth of his child’s mother and isn’t shy about sharing it.
He is always recognizing the hard work Lauren puts in with raising their adorable babies.
”I look at Lauren, and women and mothers, in a different light than I ever have before. And it [is] beautiful,” he shared in an interview on Live with Kelly and Ryan.
3 The Rock Is Helping His Oldest Daughter Train In Wrestling
Dwayne Johnson’s oldest daughter Simone just graduated high school and has expressed a serious interest in following in her dad’s footsteps to become a professional wrestler.
“I love it. I love the idea of her doing it, only because the wrestling business these days is a lot different than [when] I was there,” Dwayne Johnson explained in an interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
2 He Instills In Them The Value Of Family
With the career Dwayne Johnson has, he often has to spend weeks away from his family, but he never lets himself forget what is really important. He celebrated his 47th birthday with his two younger daughters by his side.
In an emotional post on social media, he wrote, “Good reminder for me of what’s really important in life and why I work the way I do.”
1 He Raises Them To Care For Wildlife
When he isn’t taking care of his babies or working hard with his acting, Dwayne Johnson makes sure he shows his daughters how important it is to care for wildlife.
According to his social media, he spends time down at the Atlanta Aquarium with the animals and their marine biologists. “[It’s] important to see firsthand the good work being done behind the scenes,” he wrote.
References: People, HuffPost, Metro, Entertainment Tonight, Parents