Photo: Courtesy of Dwayne Johnson via Instagram
The holidays arrived early this year for Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, whose girlfriend Lauren Hashian gave birth to a baby girl earlier this week. And now, fans of the wrestler are getting a peek at the precious newborn! The Rock took to Instagram today to show off his new little pebble, and the daddy/daughter photo is all kinds of adorable!
The newest member of the Johnson family has just made her social media debut! The doting dad posted a super sweet snapshot of the little munchkin snuggling on his chest, writing "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..." Aww! Looks like The Rock is just a big ol' softie inside!
"Kinda crazy, but in this cool and powerful skin-to-skin bonding moment with my newborn baby Jasmine," Johnson continued, revealing his daughter's name for the first time. "I had just one wish. I asked the universe, 'Give me 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." Don't forget, Johnson already has quite a bit of practice, after fathering 14-year-old Simone Johnson from his previous marriage.
And the pro-wrestler turned pro-father wasn't without some inspirational words to mark the joyous occasion. "To all you young men out there who will be fathers one day, the goal of 'being better' will never steer you wrong," he wrote. "Trust me. 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." Because after his time in the ring, helping his sweetheart through childbirth had to be practically painless!
While Baby Jasmine totally beats anything under the Johnsons' Christmas tree, we're still wondering if Hashian will be opening a very special diamond sparkler on Christmas morning... Guess we'll soon find out!