We didn't think it was possible to love Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson anymore. Then he had a baby girl. Here are all the reasons he's crushing fatherhood.
8 Reasons The Rock Is Crushing Fatherhood
To know Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is to love him. The wrestler-turned-actor's career is on fire right now (he's currently the highest paid actor in Hollywood), but the most important role he plays is being a father to daughters Simone, 15, and Jasmine, 1. From changing diapers in seriously inconvenient spaces to singing the sweetest lullaby to his girls, the Baywatch star is seriously crushing parenting right now. And we're loving every minute of it.
1. His priorities are on point.
He may be one of the hottest actors in Hollywood, but The Rock knows what's most important in life. In a 2015 episode of Oprah's Master Class, he said, "I always wanted to be a great dad. I always wanted to give Simone things that I felt I never got. [When she was born], I said to her, 'I will always, always take care of you, for the rest of your life. You are safe.'" Heart. Melt.
2. He believes in the power of skin-to-skin.
Christmas came early! Within minutes of being born she was laying on daddy's chest. And being a grateful man takes on a whole new meaning... Thank you guys so much for the awesome congratulatory wishes and love you've been sending @laurenhashianofficial and myself. We're extremely grateful. 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... Give me the strength to be a better man today than I was yesterday. If I can accomplish that, then I'd have a good shot at being a great father. To all you young men out there who will be fathers one day, the goal of "being better" will never steer you wrong. Trust me I've been down this road. Something else that'll never steer you wrong is "walking thru the fire" with your baby's mama. I was right there during labor, helping her breathe, every highly intense contraction, every second of pain, right there watching the actual birth, cutting the cord and wiping the tears. Incredible. *(Now don't get me wrong boys, it wasn't like I was at the end of the table, squatting like a catcher waiting for the fastball to come down the pike..😂 but as men, it's a miracle we should witness because it'll give you a whole new respect for the strength and beauty of a woman). Again, THANK YOU guys so much for all the love during this blessed time. I always say I'm a lucky dude because I've got the greatest fans in the world - and it's true. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your families from ours. #ChristmasCameEarlyToSayHello #WhileSleepOfficiallySaysGoodbye #2xProudPapaSilverback #SheCanDateWhenShes40 💪🏾👊🏾💯
Like many parents, The Rock believes in the profound power of post-birth skin-to-skin contact. After his daughter Jasmine was born in 2015, he shared a beautiful photo of his baby girl on Instagram, along with a seriously touching caption. "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 wrote. "Give me the strength to be a better man today than I was yesterday. If I can accomplish that, then I'd have a good shot at being a great father. To all you young men out there who will be fathers one day, the goal of 'being better' will never steer you wrong."
3. He's not afraid of being pooped on.
Its Labor Day. One of my favorite holidays as we celebrate the blue collar American worker and their contributions to our country thru labor and sweat. In the spirit of Labor Day, 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. 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 favorite game, "Drum time on daddy's big head". It was a good talk.💯 #HappyLaborDay #TheJohnsons #GoodTalksWithDaddy
Just because he's rich and famous doesn't mean he's exempt from poop. In a sweet Labor Day post, Johnson explained how he attempted to get real with his toddler daughter about the meaning behind the holiday and the importance of an honest day's work. Her response? To bang on her dad's head and poop on him. Ah, living that parent life.
4. He's the voice of Maui in Moana.
If that doesn't rack you up cool points as the parent of young kids, we're not sure what does.
5. He knows exactly how to ease Santa fears.
Like most toddlers, The Rock's daughter Jasmine wasn't a fan of Santa Claus this past Christmas. When she went to have her picture taken with him, she did what kids all over the world do — bawled. So! In an effort to make things up to her, Johnson dressed up like the Pokémon's Pikachu. And yes, that instantly turned Jasmine's frown upside down. Clever papa!
6. He's a feminist.
Not a day goes by where I don't think about the women in my life, shake my head and consider myself the luckiest SOB on earth. I come from a family of beautiful, strong, diverse and intelligent women. They inspire and challenge me daily to become a better man, father and role model. My love and respect for them is boundless. The world's a better place because of you and I'm a very grateful man to be by your sides. To ALL the women out there of all ages and races.. THANK YOU. Lift you up and love you. #InternationalWomensDay
He's the ultimate role model—for girls. For International Women's Day, Johnson posted an adorable collage of all the powerful women in his life—his mother, his wife, and his two daughters—and paid homage to them in his caption, saying, "I come from a family of beautiful, strong, diverse, and intelligent women. They inspire and challenge me daily to become a better man, father, and role model. My love and respect for them is boundless."
There are mornings in life where there are no words.. this is not one of those mornings. Jazzy, let daddy tell you his goals. By 5, you'll be looking people in the eye when you firmly shake their hand. By 8, you'll know how to fish, drive daddy's pick up truck and do cardio. And 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". Helluva plan right sweetheart? Buh! *she points to the ground at a bug. It was a good talk. #DaddyDaughterMoments #TeachEmYoung #PickUpTrucks #AndBuh
A month later, he posted a photo of his daughter Jasmine to Instagram saying that he hopes she's "looking people in the eye while she firmly shakes their hand" at age 5. Clearly he knows that it's never too early to instill confidence and empowerment.
7. He has the sweetest lullaby for his daughters.
Last year, when Johnson was named People's Sexiest Man Alive, he revealed the sweet lullaby he sings to his daughter Jasmine (and that it's the same tune he used to sing to Simone). And, in true Rock fashion, he belted it out. And here we were, thinking "You're Welcome" was catchy!
8. He's got serious daddy-daughter date night skills.
This year, Johnson brought his eldest daughter Simone as his date to the 2017 People's Choice Awards. He also brought her to the MTV Movie Awards in 2016. And the Golden Globes in 2016. Definitely beats dinner and a movie.
9. He's the ultimate multitasker.
As anyone with kids can attest to, the ability to multitask is crucial when you're a parent—and clearly The Rock has this ability. On Valentine's Day of last year, he posted the cutest video of himself feeding his then-2-month-old daughter... as well as his dog. "'Cause y'know daddy feeds everyone on Valentine's Day," he hilariously said.
10. He's not afraid to embarrass his kids.
Hey, what's the fun in being a parent if you can't get a little embarrassing at times? Right, Simone?
11. He's a bath-time boss.
Who loves bath time? Dwayne Johnson, that's who. In 2016, the doting dad told People that bath time is his thing, and that he "owns" being a father. "It's my job, and I love filling up the baby tub and I get [Jasmine's] toys, making everything right," he said, adding, "And then I say my thing, 'All right, Daddy's ready!' And in she comes, and she's kicking and she's so happy. I own being the daddy. I love it."
12. He's the #1 man when it comes to #2.
Need we say more?