Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a dad for the third time—but he’s giving credit where it’s due in the birth announcement. And brace yourself: If he wasn’t already your celebrity crush, he’s going to be now.
In announcing the arrival of baby girl Tiana Gia Johnson with a precious picture of them sharing some skin-to-skin time, The Rock says he’s “blessed and proud to bring another strong girl into this world.” Describing Tiana’s delivery as coming into the world “like a force of nature,” he added he’s never been more in awe of his longtime girlfriend, Lauren Hashian.
“Mama @laurenhashianofficial labored and delivered like a true rockstar,” The Rock says. “I was raised and surrounded by strong, loving women all my life, but after participating in baby Tia’s delivery, it’s hard to express the new level of love, respect and admiration I have for @laurenhashianofficial and all mamas and women out there.”
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Echoing the sentiment he shared in December—when announcing they were expecting another a baby and said “big daddy is completely surrounded by beautiful estrogen and loving, powerful female mana”—The Rock added that being a father is his favorite role.
Plus, while he has the attention of his fans, he added an important note:
“Word to the wise gentlemen, it’s critical to be by your lady’s head when she’s delivering, being as supportive as you can.. holding hands, holding legs, whatever you can do. But, if you really want to understand the single most powerful and primal moment life will ever offer —watch your child being born. Its a life changer and the respect and admiration you have for a woman, will forever be boundless.”
Don’t mind us over here swooning away! But, seriously, it’s so amazing to see this acknowledgment come from The Rock—a man who can easily lift hundreds of pounds and perform super-human stunts. And, yet, he still knows that nothing compares to the power that women display in childbirth.
Congratulations to the beautiful family.