The Rock calls daughter’s birth ‘the most amazing experience I’ve ever seen’


Dwayne Johnson is a very loving father and partner. He has professed his appreciation for women on many occasions and I don’t doubt for a moment that he means every word. However, according to Johnson, since his third daughter’s birth in April, he has gained even more reverence for his partner, Lauren Hashian, and not just Lauren, but all mothers across the board.

Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson says watching his longtime girlfriend Lauren Hashian deliver their 2-month-old daughter Tiana Gia changed the way he looks at women and mothers forever.

During a visit to Live with Kelly and Ryan on Tuesday, the Skyscraper star, 46, opened up about being in the delivery room for his youngest daughter’s birth.

“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.”

[From People]

Johnson has two other daughters, Simone who is 16 (her mother is his ex-wife Dany Garcia) and his two-year old daughter Jasmine with Lauren. He was in the delivery room for both of their births as well so what was different with Tiana’s birth? Why the new appreciation? Like the saying goes: Location, Location, Location. Johnson changed his vantage point when invited by the doctor for Tiana’s birth and saw everything.

“I was encouraging her — holding her hand. And the doctor said, ‘Would you like to come down and watch and help?’ ” Johnson recalled. “I said, ‘Yup, I’m going to come down. Watch. Help.’ ”

“I’m holding legs, everything. And out comes the baby,” he continued, joking, “I know, right? Crazy. ‘Cause you roll the dice. You don’t know how it’s going go to go. A lot of stuff happens.”

You know what? Good for him. A lot of people couldn’t handle that scene. I couldn’t. The Mister said he could, after watching the live-birth video in our birthing class, but I shut that nonsense down right away. We were paying good money for medical professionals to do their job, they didn’t need his help. He was far better off staying by my ear and telling me I was pretty. And that was even before I’d heard Robbie Williams’ liken watching his wife give birth to, “my favorite pub burning down.”

This is not the first time Johnson has advocated that men watch their partners give birth. In his Instagram announcing Tiana’s birth, he advised that men watch the actual birth, “if you really want to understand the single most powerful and primal moment life will ever offer.” He went on to assure the men that if they did this, “the respect and admiration you have for a woman, will forever be boundless.” Johnson loves his dramatic proclamations so – whatever. Maybe Johnson is trying to tell men not to be afraid of childbirth? That would be a good, if not poorly delivered, message.

I know, I know – don’t be a jerk about a man effusing about his partner. Maybe Lauren wasn’t too pleased with being told not to rush “Big Daddy” and he’s publicly making up to her. I’m only giving him a small bap on the nose, though. Because childbirth is *one* of the amazing things a woman can do, but most women are worthy of boundless respect and admiration even without it.




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  1. Aloe Vera says:

    That baby looking at the camera!

  2. Franny Days says:

    My husband didn’t have a choice and had to come hold my leg because there was only one nurse in the room with me and my legs were so numb I couldn’t hold them up when it was time to push. Ended up having an emergency c section anyway.

  3. Tania says:

    So….since we’ll never have children, my husband will never have boundless respect and admiration for me? That’s unfortunate.

    • Sara says:

      I know. I have many wonderful friends who are mothers and I honor their work and hard devotion to their kids but I’m exhausted by the mother cult in our culture. I would also argue that it’s also bad for mothers since they are constantly put on a pedestal or wrenched from it, instead of being treated like human beings.
      Maybe our society could give less lip service to mothers and more actual help (parental leave, helping mums with strollers going in the subway etc.).

    • Kitty says:

      Kinda unnecessary to take a nice thing he said and make it a snarky comment against people with no kids. Relax

    • Jess says:

      I’m sorry you have to read things like that constantly, or BS like “you don’t know what love is until you have a child”. I hope you know not everyone feels that way! I’m a mother, but I cringe when I see certain things.

    • Miss M says:

      I don’t have kids, but his statement didn’t bother me.
      I loved how Hecate ended this post:
      “’I’m only giving him a small bap on the nose, though. Because childbirth is *one* of the amazing things a woman can do, but most women are worthy of boundless respect and admiration even without it.”

    • Beth says:

      I’m unable to have children, and I didn’t see his comment as offensive at all. That’s reading too deep and looking to be offended. I’ve heard women say that they weren’t a woman until they became a mother, and I find that offensive

    • Marley31 says:

      I took it as so many men and young men disrespect women and he was saying if these men were to watch a women give birth they may think differently. I took my mom and daughter to the movies and at the theater you can buy your ticket and choose were u want to sit. We get into the theater and these 2 young men are sitting in our seat. I politely go up to them and show them our tickets and tell them there sitting in our seats his response was someone sitting in our seat and he continues to sit there. No respect. So my response was that is not my problem and blocked the guys view my daughter went to get security and if she didnt things would have gotten ugly because I don’t play. I’m not scared of any man especially one that is being disrespectful.Needles today when the security guard the guys movies and it so happens theybwere in the wrong seats there were 2 empty seats behind our seats that were there’s. Point to the story I think if those 2 idiots watched a child birth they may have had more respect for me my mom and daughter and moved especially since it wasn’t there seats to begin with. So I get what Dwayne is getting at. And yes more men need to watch child birth and get a f–kin clue

  4. Kitty says:

    When I had my daughter, I had my husband holding one leg and his mother holding up the other. It was a really amazing experience and really brought my mother in law and i closer together. I said to my hubby while I was in labour that I wanted him to stay hear my head, but the nurse told him to jump on in and he wanted to so I went with it, I was in so much pain and so focused on giving birth that I didn’t care who saw what.

  5. Jess says:

    I love him and think he can do no wrong most of the time, and it’s wonderful that he can handle seeing that, but not all men can or want to and that’s ok! I had pictures taken during my delivery because I didn’t want to look during, and lemme tell ya it’s some scary looking shit, but very cool, the thing is you can’t take it back once you see, lol.

  6. Pandy says:

    Not amazing enough to marry the woman, but amazing enough I guess? He’s got too much of nothing to say, this guy.

  7. me says:

    Was he not there for the birth of his first two daughters?

  8. Patty says:

    He’s doing too much. Why is he suddenly sharing all his personal biz? I feel like he’s overcompensating. Besides he’s a cheater!