Dwayne Johnson shares first photo of baby Jasmine, gives advice to new dads
Dwayne Johnson is the proud, gushing, emotional father of a baby girl named Jasmine.
The "San Andreas" and "Furious 7" star shared the first photo of his second-born on Sunday, not only officially announcing her arrival but sharing her name and several details of the birthing process.
Johnson and his girlfriend, Lauren Hashian, welcomed the wee one last Wednesday. It's the couple's first child together and the second for the former professional wrestler, who is already dad to 14-year-old Simone Alexandra Johnson with ex-wife Dany Garcia, his manager and producing partner.
"Christmas came early! Within minutes of being born she was laying on daddy's chest. And being a grateful man takes on a whole new meaning," the 43-year-old wrote in a lengthy post on Instagram, sharing a snapshot of little Jasmine resting on daddy's heavily inked chest.
"We're extremely grateful. Kinda crazy but in this cool and powerful skin to skin bonding moment with my newborn baby Jasmine, I had just one wish I asked the universe ... Give me the strength to be a better man today than I was yesterday. If I can accomplish that, then I'd have a good shot at being a great father," he continued.
Johnson, knowing that he has an extremely loyal fan base, then went on to give some fatherly advice to "all you young men out there who will be fathers one day."
"The goal of 'being better' will never steer you wrong. Trust me I've been down this road. Something else that'll never steer you wrong is 'walking thru the fire' with your baby's mama. I was right there during labor, helping her breathe, every highly intense contraction, every second of pain, right there watching the actual birth, cutting the cord and wiping the tears. Incredible," he added, with a caveat. "Now don't get me wrong boys, it wasn't like I was at the end of the table, squatting like a catcher waiting for the fastball to come down the pike. ... but as men, it's a miracle we should witness because it'll give you a whole new respect for the strength and beauty of a woman."
He continued to thank his fans and counted himself "a lucky dude because I've got the greatest fans in the world." As usual though, his hashtags offered even more perspective as he concluded the post with "#ChristmasCameEarlyToSayHello #WhileSleepOfficiallySaysGoodbye #2xProudPapaSilverback #SheCanDateWhenShes40"
As his post picked up steam online, the actor took to Twitter to discuss his daughter's future dating prospects, tweeting: "I've been down that road and she'll date when she's 40. ... mahalo!"
I've been down that road and she'll date when she's 40. ¿¿¿¿. Fun piece - mahalo!¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ https://t.co/uMmeGj1ZW4— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 21, 2015
The action star has more than nap time and dirty diapers on his to-do list, though. He's slated to be working on eight films in the next few years, including Disney's Hawaiian animated comedy "Moana," the eighth installment of the "Fast & Furious" franchise, a "Baywatch" reboot and the upcoming Warner Bros. superhero flick "Shazam!"
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