Dwayne Johnson might be a man of muscle, but he’s a big ol’ softie at heart. The 44-year-old actor has two daughters and believes that being a dad is “the greatest blessing.”
“I realized being a father is the greatest job I have ever had and the greatest job I will ever have,” he said on “Oprah’s Master Class” in 2015, before his second daughter was born.
“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 life with love,” he said. “Not success, not fame, not anything else but, ‘I’m always here for you. I love you.’”
The Rock had his first daughter, 15-year-old Simone, during his first marriage to Dany Garcia. He then welcomed his second daughter, one-year-old Jasmine, in December 2015 with his longtime partner Lauren Hashian.
Since having kids, Johnson has proven time and again that he is the sweetest dad. Here, we round up The Rock’s cutest moments with his girls.
1. When he celebrated Jasmine’s four month birthday with the sweetest message.
I'm always asked - What inspires YOU? My answer's easy and honest.. what inspires me the most is always waitin' for me to walk thru my front door when I come home. Happy 4 month birthday Jasmine! One day you'll know just how happy, proud, lucky and blessed you, your sister and your mama make me. You'll also thank me one day for your toughness and your mama's everything else. 😉 #HappyBirthdayJas #DaddysLilToughGirl #GratefulMan #Ohana4L
“I'm always asked - What inspires YOU?” he wrote on Instagram last year. “My answer's easy and honest.. what inspires me the most is always waitin' for me to walk thru my front door when I come home.”
2. When he got teary-eyed talking about Simone.
Had the best dinner w/ my daughter Simone at one of our favorite spots. Life's crazy and complicated, but this amazing, loving, protective one of a kind father/daughter bond we have keeps me grounded and balanced. #GratefulMan #FatherDaughterBond #LifesBlessings #NowLetsOrderEveryDessertOnTheMenu #CuzWeCray #Prime112
On an episode of “Oprah’s Master Class” in 2015, Johnson recalled a time he asked his teen daughter, “What is the thing that you love most about our relationship?”
“She said, ‘Well, that I trust you,’” he said, tearing up. “For a 13-year-old girl to say that to her dad... She said, ‘I trust you, and we have a very special bond.’ And that moved me. At 13, she’s saying that and, you know, I couldn’t ask for anything else. I love that girl.”
3. When he danced around in a Pikachu costume to make Jasmine happy.
Pikachu is baby Jasmine's FAVORITE character. So, for Halloween me and @laurenhashianofficial decided the real life Pikachu was gonna come to the house for a visit. What Pikachu didn't know was that Jazzy would start crying when he stopped dancing and demanded he continue to shake his tail with a loud "EH!". So, Pikachu danced over.. and over.. and over.. and over... and over.. again. By the time I dropped my 197th JuJu, the heat of this costume was kickin' my ass.😂 But, hey.. that's what daddy's do. #HappyHalloween #DaddyBlessedWithThatKnuckAndBuckStamina #NoLimitsWhenItComesToMakinEmHappy
Even though The Rock was tired and sweating, he kept on dancing just to make his baby girl smile. “It’s what daddies do,” he said in the video.
Cue the "awws."
4. When he praised the remarkable father-daughter bond he shares with Simone.
“It's the most unique, powerful, loving, irreplaceable, one-of-a-kind bond on earth. The bond between a father and his daughter,” Johnson wrote on Instagram in October. “So proud [of] you [Simone] for the young woman you've become and so grateful for the bond we have. I take complete credit for your wit and charm. All that brains and beauty you got go to your mama.”
5. When he sang “Happy Birthday” to his baby girl and got completely ignored.
6. When he and Simone made the perfect pair at the 2016 Golden Globes...
And again at the 2017 People's Choice Awards.
Dwayne Johnson and Simone Alexandra Johnson attend the People's Choice Awards 2017 at Microsoft Theater on January 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
7. When he gave his baby girl sound advice… and she pooped on him.
“I had an amazing philosophical conversation w/ my baby girl about the value of hard work and how respect is given when it's earned,” the dad shared on Instagram last year. “I told her, ‘Baby girl when you grow up, you get out there and dent the universe thru hard work and sweat. And always make sure you do it in a positive way with class, dignity and respect.’
“She responded by poo'ing on me in this moment as she plays her favourite game, ‘Drum time on daddy's big head.’ It was a good talk.”
8. When he took time during a photo-op to try and embarrass his daughter.
She wasn't even fazed.
9. When he accessorized with his baby girl.
10. And finally, every time he puts his blended family first.
😂😝 EVERYONE has a go to "crazy face". Happy Birthday @simonealex_! We gather to celebrate and honor your 15yrs of sheer awesomeness. We joke all the time about it, but when I was 15, I was hustlin' cars from crack heads and here you are the most amazing, humble, hilariously sarcastic, brilliant, down to earth 15yr old that any dad could ask for. I'm one lucky man. I love you. WE ALL love you. And thanks for always being down to watch The Purge movies with me. #DaddysGirl #Fearless #HappyBirthdaySimone 😂💙👊🏾💯
It doesn't get much better than this view... 💜 :) Happy Birthday to you, my incredible man...You are an amazing father, a brilliant leader, inspire me every day, and make me laugh from the minute I wake up till the second I go to sleep. You ain't a bad kisser either ;) My heart is full every day but especially on this day your birthday!! I love you!!! YW #Family