The Rock, A.K.A. Dwayne Johnson, is the proud new father of baby girl Jasmine, who was born just before Christmas. People reports that The Rock is happy and proud, and wants to share the birth of his daughter with the world. He posted his first photo of the new wee one on his Instagram account with a caption that was lengthy, but touching.
In particular, The Rock wants to be a better man.
“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.”
The Rock also had some sage advice for any man who plans to one day become a 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. Something else that’ll never steer you wrong is ‘walking thru the fire’ with your baby’s mama.”
In other words, see the mother of your child through the birthing process, every step of the way. The Rock did just that, and he was proud to reveal the details.
“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 … 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.”
Not only did The Rock post a pic of his newborn daughter, the Huffington Post reports that he also had a warning for Santa Claus. In a wonderful and touching Christmas video The Rock posted on Instagram, which is too cute for words, he serenaded his little one and she had a message for Santa, that he’d better not try to scare her on Christmas Eve.
The new baby in the family has put The Rock in the giving mood, so much so that Us Weekly reports he gave his “Uncle Tonga” a truck as a Christmas present. Tonga had a long and successful wrestling career, and was trained by The Rock’s grandfather in the 1970s. He then supported The Rock as he launched his own wrestling career. The Instagram pic and caption say it all.
“Merry Christmas Uncle Tonga — enjoy your new truck! Cool Christmas story to share with y’all… Known my ‘Uncle Tonga’ since I was 5yrs old. My grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia helped train him to become a professional wrestler in the 70’s. Throughout Tonga’s illustrious wrestling career he changed his name to ‘King Haku’ and became one the WWE’s most sought after ‘bad guys’ and still known to this day for being one of the toughest and legit most vicious man in wrestling history.”
Apparently, Uncle Tonga was extremely touched.
“I said ‘Uncle how do you like my truck?’ He said, ‘Whoooaaa nephew it’s beautiful… I love it!’ I said ‘Good ’cause it’s yours.’ He was speechless. Thru tears (manly of course) we monster hugged ’cause I’ll never forget what he did for me when I had nothing.”
The Rock also has a 14-year-old daughter, Simone, that he had with his ex-wife, Dany Garcia. Now he is the proud father of two and clearly loving it. Hold on to every day of fatherhood! But with an older daughter, chances are The Rock knows how quickly they grow up.
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