Dwayne Johnson Reflects On How His Family ‘Couldn’t Even Afford To Buy A Turkey’ 27 Years Ago

Dwayne Johnson has come a long way and his estimated $220 million net worth can buy him all the turkey he can eat.

“The Rock” celebrated American Thanksgiving in London this year while filming “The Fast and Furious” spinoff “Hobbs and Shaw”. Johnson, 46, revealed how this is the first time he has ever been away from home on Thanksgiving.

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Word to the bird 🦃 and a weird thing I have to always keep close. This Thanksgiving was a unique one, in that it was the first time I’ve ever not been back home in the U.S. of A. But here in London, we still cooked and laid out a big, sweet spread to give our thanks and boundless gratitude for our loved ones. The weird thing – is every Thanksgiving I gotta take a moment to remember exactly 27 years ago on Thanksgiving while living in Tampa, Fl we were so piss broke, that we couldn’t even afford to buy a turkey, so we were praying someone would invite us over for Thanksgiving. Well, the universe answered our prayers, because friends of ours called to say Happy Thanksgiving and we were like, “HAPPY THANKSGIVING WE’LL BE RIGHT OVER TO CELEBRATE WITH YOU GUYS K BYE!!” They were like, “Uhhh okaaaay great, see you soon?” A Very true and fucking embarrassing story 😂🤦🏽‍♂️ I’m weird this way, but remembering shit like this helps me live a better and more grateful life. I’m quite sure I need therapy for this, but until then tequila will be my loving & empathetic therapist. #WordToTheBird #GratefulMan #AintPissBrokeNoMo #Cheers 🥃🦃

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“Word to the bird,” he wrote Friday on Instagram. “This Thanksgiving was a unique one, in that it was the first time I’ve ever not been back home in the U.S. of A. But here in London, we still cooked and laid out a big, sweet spread to give our thanks and boundless gratitude for our loved ones.”

The “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” and WWE star opened up about how his family was so poor 27-years-ago they could not even afford a turkey.

“We were so piss broke, that we couldn’t even afford to buy a turkey,” Johnson explained. “We were praying someone would invite us over for Thanksgiving… The universe answered our prayers because friends of ours called to say Happy Thanksgiving and we were like, ‘HAPPY THANKSGIVING WE’LL BE RIGHT OVER TO CELEBRATE WITH YOU GUYS!'”

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“I’m weird this way, but remembering s**t like this helps me live a better and more grateful life,” he opened up. “I’m quite sure I need therapy for this, but until then tequila will be my loving & empathetic therapist.”

Johnson will star in as himself in the upcoming comedy “Fighting with My Family” and the aforementioned “Hobbs and Shaw” in 2019, as well as Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” in 2020.

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