"She can be anything she wants. She can sit at any table. She can trailblaze a path, while humbly and gratefully recognizing those before her who paved the way," the Rock writes about his daughter.
Time and time again, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson proves that he's not just an action star, he's also #dadgoals as the father to three girls. Except for the dog, The Rock is the lone male in the household he shares with his partner, Lauren Hashian, and, judging by his Insta, he clearly loves raising girls.
This week on Instagram, The Rock marked #womensequalityday by serving up some empowering advice for his daughter Jasmine and her sisters.
"She can be anything she wants. She can sit at any table. She can trailblaze a path, while humbly and gratefully recognizing those before her who paved the way," he captioned a photo of his middle girl shoving a croissant into his mouth.
"She and her big sister, Simone and her baby sister, Tiana Gia will always have a strong voice and always make a positive impact."
Of course this isn't the first time The Rock has noted the strength of women in his social media posts. If you follow The Rock on Instagram (and if you don't, you should) you know that after the birth of his youngest daughter, Tiana Gia, in April, he wrote that he was "blessed and proud to bring another strong girl into this world."
He noted her strength, not her beauty, and described her birth as coming into the world "like a force of nature." He also wrote very passionately about his respect and admiration for Hashian.
"Mama @laurenhashianofficial labored and delivered like a true rockstar," he captioned a delivery room pic. "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."
In a post on Mother's Day, The Rock recognized how much Hashian is balancing, as she raises the couple's two daughters, manages a household that's constantly moving to different locations where The Rock's films are being shot, while also working as a song writer and music producer.
It's not uncommon for dads of daughters, like The Rock, to more fully appreciate the women in their lives, and the female perspective in general, after becoming dads.
One study out of Harvard found that "judges with daughters consistently vote in a more feminist fashion on gender issues than judges who have only sons," while another shows that venture capitalists who have daughters are more likely to hire women (and see better financial returns because of it).
Indeed, The Rock has seen some pretty epic financial returns in his career after having a daughter, thanks in no small part to the mother of his oldest. The Rock shares his oldest daughter, 17-year-old Simone with his ex-wife and business partner Dany Garcia. The couple divorced amicably in 2008, right around the time The Rock had made a string of movies that were not exactly blockbusters.
What did The Rock do to turn the boat around? He made his newly ex-wife and co-parent, a former vice president at Merrill Lynch, his manager.
"From the time Dwayne was playing football at University of Miami, to wrestling in the WWE, to emerging in film, I was always in the background guiding him, giving counsel, and adding a business point of view to all the decisions. So I was always very comfortable speaking with his agents or his attorneys, any of the financial individuals, or even the studio executives—because I knew every film is boxed into a business model," Garcia told Marie Claire last year .
She recognized social media as a major opportunity for The Rock, became his producing partner and by 2018 The Rock was racking in $124 million as an actor, according to Forbes, the most yearly earnings for an actor since Forbes started tracking them.
Clearly, The Rock recognizes the strength of the women in his life, and his daughters are no exception. He's right too, we mamas and daughters have so much power within us.
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