Dwayne Johnson was hands-on when his third daughter Tiana was being delivered in April (18).
The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle actor announced the arrival of his third daughter Tiana Gia Johnson, the second with his longtime girlfriend Lauren Hashian, on social media at the end of April.
During an appearance on U.K. show Lorraine on Friday (25May18), the former wrestler revealed he was fully involved in the labour, and even watched his daughter being born.
“It was an incredible experience. I’ve learned that you’ve always got to be supportive, you’ve got to be right there supporting mumma, supporting her with words, I hold hands, I hold legs, I did it all,” he recalled. “The doctor had said, ‘Would you like to watch? Would you like to come down here?’ I said,
‘No I’m going to stay up here by the head, I’m going to stay by mumma’ and then I thought, you know what it’s my daughter and my third one, I said, ‘Honey I’ll be right back…’. Watching and being part of that process was amazing.”
Dwayne has started doing press for his new movie Skyscraper, but admitted he’s finding it hard to get a good night’s rest with the newborn.
However, the action star couldn’t be happier being a dad of three.
“Three girls, very blessed, I can’t make boys, I don’t know why, although I try,” he added. “I’ll continue to practise though, that’s the thing, practise makes a boy one day…”.
Dwayne is also father to Jasmine, two, with Lauren, and Simone, 16, from his previous marriage to Dany Garcia.
During the interview, the 46-year-old shared how filming Skyscraper, about residents of a tower block who come under attack from terrorists, really tested his fears because he isn’t a fan of heights.
Luckily, for insurance reasons, he wasn’t allowed to hang off the side of an actual skyscraper, like Tom Cruise did in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.
“I wanted to. Tom Cruise, he gets to have all the fun,” he joked. “But we were high up, we built a lot of stuff to scale… there were times it got a little hairy a couple 100 feet up in the air.”