Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson celebrated his dad, Rocky, on Father's Day with an earnest message about tough love and what it means to be a father. Apparently, muscles run in the family!
"Happy Father’s Day to this hardly ever smiling OG bad ass," the Skyscraper star wrote. "Little boys by nature, look up to and idolize their old man. They want to be just like em, do whatever they do and are always looking for their approval.
Funny thing is the day I stopped looking for that approval was the day I understood what it meant to be man and more importantly, a father."
"That shift lifted me to a new level of gratitude for the tough love he always gave," Johnson continued. "Years later as a man and father of three girls, I know that tough love, is a helluva lot better than no love at all. I’ll take it. It’s made me who I am today. Grateful to the original Rock."
Johnson is father to three daughters: 16-year-old Simone, two-year-old Jasmine, and newborn baby Tiana. In early May, the star penned a heartfelt post about his partner, Lauren Hashian, and thanked her for being a wonderful mother to his girls.
"Happy Mother’s Day to my main squeeze @laurenhashianofficial," he wrote, "holding my little main squeeze, Jasmine Lia, who’s holding my tiniest main squeeze, Tiana Gia - both our daughter’s middle names are in honor of their great grandmothers, Lia and Giavanna. I’m in constant respect and grateful awe of all the things this incredible mama accomplishes on a daily basis."
He followed it up with another post commending Hashian for "holding it down and running things."
"I’ll handle this business ;) Mama @laurenhashianofficial has her hands full nursing/feeding Baby Tia, so I’m feedin’ mama her dinner," he shared. "My pleasure.
So much respect to her and all mamas out there holding it down and running things.
Just landed and good to get all my girl’s settled in. Now, I gotta go satisfy my own appetite.. Iron Paradise, here I come."
Happy Father's Day to this proud daddy!