Dwayne Johnson is absolutely loving being a father.
The “Skyscraper” star was on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” on Tuesday and talked about his two-month-old daughter Tiana.
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“The Rock” also finally had the opportunity to “contextualize” the photo he posted on Instagram of him holding his newborn daughter while shirtless.
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Skin to skin. Our mana. Blessed and proud to bring another strong girl into this world. Tiana Gia Johnson came into this world like a force of nature and Mama @laurenhashianofficial labored and delivered like a true rockstar. 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. 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. And to my third and youngest daughter, Tiana Gia – like I did when your two older sisters Simone Alexandra and Jasmine Lia were born, you have my word, I’ll love, protect, guide and make ya laugh for the rest of my life. Your crazy dad has many responsibilities and wears many hats in this big ol’ world, but being your dad will always be the one I’m most proud to wear. Oh and one more thing.. you’re gonna love rollin’ in daddy’s pick up truck. #TianaGiaJohnson🌺 #3rdDaughter #BlessesAndGratefulMan #ImInTROUBLE
He explained that “skin-to-skin” contact is considered very important for a new baby, so he took his shirt off when his wife Lauren Hashian had to go to the bathroom.
Johnson also talked about the experience of being there for little Tiana’s delivery.
“I was encouraging [Lauren] — holding her hand. And the doctor said, ‘Would you like to come down and watch and help?’” he said. “I said, ‘Yup, I’m going to come down. Watch. Help.’”
“I’m holding legs, everything. And out comes the baby,” Johnson continued, adding, “I know, right? Crazy. ‘Cause you roll the dice. You don’t know how it’s going to go. A lot of stuff happens.”
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“I will say, it was the most amazing experience I’ve ever seen,” Johnson said. “I look at Lauren, and women and mothers, in a different light than I ever have before. And it was beautiful.”
Johnson has three daughters: 16-year-old Simone from his previous marriage and two-year-old Jasmine from his current marriage to Hashian.