Dwayne Johnson is a pretty great dad, and if people doubt that, all they have to do is go to his social media pages to see all the adorable pictures of his kids. He has a family of women, as he has three daughters, Simone (from a previous marriage) and Tiana and Jasmine. He has an excellent relationship with his ex-wife whom he conducts business with to this day. He has stated that therapy helped him to co-parent his daughter with his ex-wife.
Johnson is a strong believer in growing as a person and he has clearly done that over the years. It’s pretty clear that his family is his priority and he would do anything for his girls. We love any guy who puts fatherhood and family over work. We have also seen a difference in the way he parents his older daughter Simone as opposed to his younger children, but that’s all pretty normal. The older child is usually raised much different from the ones that come after. All in all, we think he’s doing a pretty great job. Check out these 15 ways he’s raising Tiana and Jasmine (and 5 ways he raised Simone).
20 He Lets Jasmine Paint His Nails
How cute is this picture and he has a lot more of them than this? Dwayne Johnson comes off as a tough guy who no one would want to mess with but he can’t pull that off when he’s home with his little girls. He captioned this photo with everything we need to know about his role as a dad, “Me: Alright baby come give daddy a kiss he’s gotta go to work. Jazzy: But daddy you need your nails painted. Me: Nope we already painted daddy’s nails a few weeks ago, now daddy’s gotta go make that bread and go to wor... Jazzy: BUT DADDY I have to paint your nails. Me: Woman you better start puttin’ some respeck on my name or.”
19 He Takes Them Horseback Riding
The one thing we appreciate about Dwayne Johnson as a father is that he thinks it’s important to be present in his children’s lives. It’s not that he just “brings home the bacon,” he wants to be part of raising his girls and being there for them when they need him. By doing things like this, he’s showing his kids that he loves them. “If I love you, I show you I love you every day. Little things, big things.” Sometimes being there during horseback riding lessons is far more important than buying them a big present.
18 He Makes Time For Jazz
Not too many dads would put up with this sort of thing especially when they are on their way to work. But it’s obvious that Johnson has a big heart and a ton of patience. He also happens to be wrapped around his daughter’s little finger. This is what happens when he argues with Jazz that he has to get going for work. He captioned the picture with, “Ok, but make sure you choose manly colors that are flattering to my complexion. As much as I tell her no, with my crazy busy life, this is the stuff I actually love.”
17 Christmas Is Always A Priority
This was the first year that Jazz was actually aware of what Christmas was when it came to Santa and presents. Dwayne Johnson has an adorable video on his social media page that has him carrying her down the stairs because he wanted to see her face light up when she saw what was under the Christmas tree and her face does truly light up. It’s easily the cutest video you will ever see. But for Johnson, being there for events like that is very important. He doesn’t want to be on a film set when he could be carrying his daughter down the stairs Christmas morning.
16 Simone Gets Things He Never Had
Dwayne Johnson had a rough upbringing and he’s talked about it a lot over time. He doesn’t want the same experiences for his daughters. He wants to be able to give them things that he never had. He’s certainly at the point in his professional life when he can give his children an amazing life. "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,'" he said in a 2015 episode of Oprah’s Master Class.
15 He Believes In Skin-To-Skin Bonding With Jazz
When his daughter Jasmine was born, we saw pictures of The Rock with his newborn daughter on his bare chest. It was such a sweet picture but there was more to it than that. He believes in the power of post-birth skin-to-skin contact with his children. He captioned the photo, "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."
14 He Believes In Raising Strong Women
Dwayne Johnson is a feminist, and it’s hard not to be when you are married with three daughters. He was raised by strong women and he wants his girls to be strong as well. He’s certainly a great role model for girls because he believes in them. He posted a picture of his mother with his wife and daughters and captioned the photo with, "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."
13 Jasmine Makes Him Eat Carbs
In order to look the way The Rock does, he has to be disciplined when it comes to eating carbs. But he knows better than to argue when his daughter shoves a croissant in his mouth in the morning. “She can be anything she wants. She can trailblaze a path, while humbly and gratefully recognizing those before her who paved the way. She and her big sister, Simone and her baby sister, Tiana Gia will always have a strong voice and always make a positive impact. She can also just forcefully shove a buttery, delicious croissant in daddy’s mouth when daddy is on a very strict [eating plan].”
12 Teaching His Girls To Look People In The Eye
When it comes to raising strong girls, he wants his ladies to be able to look someone in the eye when they are talking to them and give a firm handshake. In other words, he wants them to have the confidence to tackle anything in life. He posted a photo of his daughter Jasmine to social media saying that he hopes she's "looking people in the eye while she firmly shakes their hand" at age five. Clearly, he wants to be able to instill confidence and empowerment into their lives at an early age.
11 Simone Goes To Events With Him
Simone is much older than her younger siblings which means there is a lot more freedom for her to do things with her dad. One of the things she does a lot of is to go to events with him. She is often seen on the red carpet with her dad which must be really fun for her. She was even able to be a presenter at one of the awards events and just like any proud father, Johnson posted about it on social media. It’s definitely exciting to be a girl her age and to be able to hang with her father in cool places.
10 Birthdays Are Important To Him
Being home for his daughter’s birthdays is also something that is important to him. He does not like to miss those special moments. He posted this adorable picture on social media with the caption, “Happy Birthday to our lil’ piece of sugar Jasmine Lia. Timing was perfect as I’ve worked all year with no time off until now and bringing my ohana home to Florida was just the anchor I needed for the holidays. Just promise me I get one hour of “special alone time” with any boy you decide to bring home in the far FAR future.”
9 He Sings Lullabies To Them
He has actually posted videos on social media of him singing lullabies to his daughters and it makes our hearts melt. He may be People's Sexiest Man Alive, but he also knows what it takes to make his girls happy. He revealed that there is a special lullaby that he sings to his daughters that he used to sing to Simone when she was a baby. He has no problem belting it out for all the world to hear and if you haven’t seen it yet, then are you even on social media?
8 He Multitasks For His Family
This was a heartwarming photo that The Rock posted where it showed him feeding his wife while she breastfed their child. Talk about being there for his family, this guy really takes the cake. It’s so important to take care of your children but also to take care of the mother of your child and Johnson proves that he has his families back when they need him. He captioned this photo, “I’ll handle this business. Mama @laurenhashianofficial has her hands full nursing/feeding Baby Tia, so I’m feedin’ mama her dinner. My pleasure. So much respect to her and all mamas out there holding it down and running things.”
7 He Wants Them To Realize Their Dreams
We think that most parents want their children to realize their dreams and have a successful life. It’s no different for Dwayne Johnson and he’s someone that is proof that dreams really do come true. The best thing that you can do as a parent is to encourage your kids to dream. “I think there are a number of things that you can do to encourage your kids' dreams, but I do believe in speaking by experience of having a lot of help along the way, stumbling in the past. We've all stumbled, and we certainly all deserve to get up and walk again.”
6 Simone Was There With Him From The Beginning
Simone has been there right from the beginning when her father’s professional success was in its infancy. She got to see him grow into a huge star and a formidable businessman. It even caused her confusion when she saw how people treated her father in the industry. “It took Simone a long time to understand why people want Daddy's autograph. I'd tell her, and my wife would tell her, too, 'People see Daddy in the movies, and they are excited to meet him.' But she couldn't really grasp it.”
5 He Makes Bath Time Fun
When we say that Dwayne Johnson likes to be involved in his children’s lives we aren’t kidding. That includes the stuff that not everyone likes including dealing with number 2’s and bath time. In 2016, he told People that bath time is his thing and 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."
4 Simone Goes To Work With Him
We have seen that Simone will hit the red carpet with her dad but she has also been on set with him when he goes to work. Now it seems as if Simone wants to follow in her father’s footsteps. He appeared on Good Morning America this year and told them that his daughter wants to become part of the WWE. "She's so smart, we're all so proud of her," Johnson said of the 16-year-old. "She's going into her senior year. She signed with IMG as a model. She was a Golden Globes ambassador...Simone is working so hard and her work has already started. She wants to be a WWE wrestler."
3 He Is Always Holding Them
Pretty much every photo that we see of the actor with his kids has him holding them in some way. There’s a reason for that and it’s because he has stated that there will come a time when he won’t be able to hold them. “Daddy’s arms. I ain’t gonna be able to hold ‘em like this forever, so you better believe I snatch these cookies and love ‘em up every moment I can,” he posted on social media. “Plus, I know there’s gonna come a day where in daddy’s arms is the last place they want to be,” he added.
2 Simone Goes To Basketball Games
Now that Simone is older, she can enjoy going to basketball games with her father. She’s all grown up now and that means that the relationship he has with her is very different from his little girls. With her, he is going to safeguard her against boys and watch her prepare for some work in WWE. "I said, 'Honey, whatever your passion is I support that,'" Johnson said. "And wrestling was good to me. I started my [professional journey] in Madison Square Garden, so bring it on. She's going to be a champ."
1 They Always Come First
This is a great example of how The Rock puts his kids first. It can be tough on parents who work from home when you are trying to get things done but your kids are wanting your attention. Even The Rock gets interrupted while working and he just takes it in stride. We have to be there as much as we can for our kids and even though he has to work hard, he also knows that taking a moment for his child is also really important. That’s what makes him such a great dad because he knows that there is a balance between work and family and his family is definitely his priority.