It turns out the Rock is a big softie. Actor, wrestler and perpetual cufflink-adjuster Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson has some big news today, as he welcomes the birth of his first daughter, Jasmine. Johnson posted a photo to his Facebook page of the newborn slumbering soundly on his massive, tattooed chest.
"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," Johnson writes. "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. 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 throughthe 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. 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." OK then.
But don't think that he's gone totally soft. He did, after all, end his post with the hashtag"she can date when she's 40." Good luck with your social life, young lady.
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