Dwayne Johnson tries to get his daughter to say ‘Daddy’s the best’ and she says ‘Mother!’

Inevitably, once children start talking, adults try to get them to say certain things. Often, it’s the adults’ names, but sometimes it might be a phrase that the child is starting to hear and trying to use. Dwayne Johnson is no exception. He is the father of three daughters: Simone (18), Jasmine (4), and Tiana (1). For International Women’s Day this past Sunday, he posted a really sweet video of himself with Tiana, in which he encouraged her to say kind things about herself. That’s above and here’s what he wrote, which was sweet.

The world will one day hear from you too, my strong little love.
And I can’t promise you I’ll love you for the rest of your life, but you have my word I’ll love and protect you for the rest of mine.

He asks her if she can say, “I’m a pretty girl,” and Tiana repeats the phrase. He agrees with her and then says, “Even more importantly than that, can you say, ‘I’m an awesome girl’?” He also asks her to say, “I’m a smart girl,” “I’m a very smart girl,” and “I can do anything.” Tiana adorably repeats a word or two each time. After, Dwayne checks to see where his wife, Lauren Hashian, is (“Where’s your mother?”), and asks Tiana to say, “‘Daddy’s the best!’” Tiana repeats it, and then exclaims, “‘MOTHER!’” Dwayne jokingly tells her, “‘Well, no, not ‘Mother.’ You’re ruining the thing!”

Tiana is so cute! (I only now just realized that he has two daughters who are named after Disney princesses.) Dwayne’s note about loving her for the rest of his life is so lovely. He adores his daughters, his wife, and his mom. He also posted photos with Jasmine, Simone, and his aunt Dorothy. I love reading stories about him, as he genuinely seems like a great guy. I will also admit to willingly watching Baywatch more than once. No shame.

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  1. JanetDR says:

    What a beautiful little one! I just love the Rock, he seems so real.

    • insertpunhere says:

      Those eyes on Jasmine! They’re both very pretty (I’ve never seen a close-up of the oldest), but the eyes on the four year old make her very striking.

      I need the Rock to continue to be a decent person. I can live with finding out a disturbing number of famous people are trash, but he always comes across so great on Instagram and in interviews, and I would genuinely be really upset if he was a secret jerk.

  2. Oatmeal says:

    The most amazing thing about The Rock to me is his ex wife is his agent and they are still very good friends and business partners

  3. sa says:

    I have two cats named after Disney princesses, one of them is even Jasmine and I still did not pick up on his daughter’s names being Disney princesses.

  4. Slowsnow says:

    Uirgghhh OK. I am allergic to kiddie instrumentalisation and also “pretty” had to be the first thing. It would never if it was a boy. This rubs me the wrong way for so many reasons… I know very few people who expose themselves on Insta who are not on some level narcissistic (or deeply miserable) and end up screwing up others (their family) in the process of their exposure.
    We’ll see in 10/5 years how this overexposed generation will pan out.

    • AnnaKist says:

      Come and sit at my table, Slowsnow. I refuse to participate in any form of social media (apart from this site, but it’s anonymous, so…), and woe betide anyone who posts any rare photo of me. I have friends who were gobsmacked to find that, when they Googled their young children’s’ names (why would you??), up popped photos they’d posted on Facebook or whatever. They are well-educated adults. How did they not know that despite their best efforts to remove them, some were impossible to erase. We hear the warnings almost daily. I do not want or need such exposure for myself, and feel sad that some of the people I love seem to do so.

    • Kay says:

      I’m a pediatrician and I call boys handsome. “Hey handsome!” It’s just supposed to be cheesy.

    • Grant says:

      There are plenty of people who “expose themselves” on Insta who are not narcissists, come on. What a glaring blanket statement. Not everyone who embraces social media does it to Jake Paul levels of idiocy.

    • EveV says:

      @Slowsnow I totally get (and agree) where you are coming from with the overexposed kids and the parents on Instagram that treat their kids like a new poodle they got just to show off. However, I don’t think Dwayne Johnson deserves this type of criticism, at all. I’m not really active on Instagram tbh, so I could be off, but from what I’ve seen, he doesn’t post that much about his kids. And while he did mention “pretty” first, he made sure to say “And more importantly..” as he went down the list of her personality traits, which I think shows the focus is not all about look in their family. I personally think it was an adorable post and honestly cannot believe that people have found anything negative to say about their father/daughter interaction.

  5. ana says:

    He is so sweet. If all men were half as chivalrous as he is this world would be something completely different.

  6. serena says:

    This is so adorable!!

  7. holly hobby says:

    That video warmed my cold cold heart.