Dwayne Johnson On Growing Up Poor: ‘We Couldn’t Even Afford Thanksgiving Dinner’

“The Rock” has a lot to be thankful for this U.S. Thanksgiving.

Dwayne Johnson, 45, shared an adorable family photo on Friday from his Thanksgiving Dinner. The often motivating and introspective superstar took a moment to tell fans what he was thankful for this year.

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After we bowed our heads in prayer, we went around the table and everyone shared what they were thankful for. Beautiful seeing and listening to everyone speak from their heart. Tears, laughter and boundless gratitude. Personally, I’m a little surprised no one expressed how thankful they were that THE Sexiest Man Alive (I refuse to relinquish my title to Blake Shelton or any man) was sitting at the table. I didn’t want to be a dick and interrupt the prayer, but at some point someones gotta address the elephant in the room. Jokes aside, it was a very special Thanksgiving. As my mom pointed out earlier in the day, there was a time back in ‘87 when we couldn’t even afford Thanksgiving dinner and was praying someone would invite us over their house to eat. We were in a tough spot back then, but we got thru it. And here we are today. One big, extended, blended, slightly crazy, loving, grateful ohana. #sib ❤️🥁💫

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“After we bowed our heads in prayer, we went around the table and everyone shared what they were thankful for,” he wrote. “Beautiful seeing and listening to everyone speak from their heart. Tears, laughter and boundless gratitude.”

Teasing, “Personally, I’m a little surprised no one expressed how thankful they were that the sexist man alive (I refuse to relinquish my title) was sitting at the table. I didn’t want to be a d**k and interrupt the prayer, but at some point someones gotta address the elephant in the room.”

Johnson then opened up about his childhood poverty. “Jokes aside, it was a very special Thanksgiving,” he continued. “As my mom pointed out earlier in the day, there was a time back in ‘87 when we couldn’t even afford Thanksgiving dinner and were praying someone would invite us over to their house to eat.”

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“We were in a tough spot back then, but we got through it,” the “Baywatch” star added. “And here we are today. One big, extended, blended, slightly crazy, loving, grateful ohana.”

Can you smell what “The Rock” is cooking this Thanksgiving Day?

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