Dwayne Johnson Opens Up on Turning “Complicated Relationship” With His Father Into Teachings for His Own Parenthood

Published 11/12/2023, 12:53 PM EST

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Dwayne Johnson has been open about his past life with the world on several occasions. We all have heard about his ‘rags to riches’ story and also his tales of teenage delinquencies. However, he has not revealed how his relationship with his father has shaped him as a man. When The Rock recently shed light on the same topic, he also mentioned how Rocky Johnson also helped him become a better father.

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Despite having a troubled relationship together, Johnson now thanks his late father for everything he did. In a recent podcast episode, the WWE legend revealed his father’s role in making him become a good parent.

Dwayne Johnson is grateful for having a flawed relationship with his father

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The Brahma Bull appeared on the latest episode of Trevor Noah’s What Now podcast. He told the host about how his father was merely 13 years old when he was kicked out of his house by his mother for getting in a fight with her drunk boyfriend. Since all Rocky Johnson knew from his childhood was hustle, he wanted to prepare his son for the same. While a young DJ couldn’t understand his father’s love language, he empathized with him now that he was in the same shoes as him.

The Hollywood superstar claims that he does all that he can to give all his time and energy to his three daughters. This is because he knows what it’s like to ‘never receive a hug’ or ‘not get a kiss on the cheek’ from his own father.

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By the end of the topic, Johnson confessed, “Man, I love and appreciate my old man. We had a complicated relationship, but my daughters helped shape me being a man. My dad helped shape me being a man but also being a father in what to do and the stuff that I missed and I don’t wanna give to my little girls.

The Rock makes sure to pass on the wise teachings from his father to his daughters. However, he also makes sure to give his children what he didn’t receive as a son.

Even though the father-son duo shared a troubled relationship, the 56-year-old has made it pretty clear that he is grateful that he was Rocky Johnson’s son. In fact, the birthday message he uploaded for his old man was enough to convey this message.

Dwayne Johnson’s heartfelt message for his dad

Every year on 24th August, the world remembers the pro wrestling legend, Rocky Johnson. For DJ, it’s another day of missing his father and his teachings. On the occasion of his old man’s birthday, Johnson took to Instagram and uploaded a wholesome message for his late father.

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In the caption of the post, the former WWE Champion introduced his father’s philosophy of life to the whole world. According to The Rock his father used to say how days will always be tough, but one has to become used to them in order to live their life happily.

After spreading his teachings on social media, DJ said that he loves his late father a lot.

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Now that we have learned how much he values the time he shared with his father, these words become even more valuable.

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Kaif Ali

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Kaif Ali is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports and is a massive WWE enthusiast and he won’t have it any other way. Confused about the third person narrative? Well, what can you expect from someone who grew as a fan of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. I am also a John Cena fan and follow his “Never Give Up” mantra when it comes to my daily work life.
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