“Stop Cryin Like a Little B**”: Throwback to When Dwayne Johnson’s Commitment to Fitness Helped Him Overcome Homelessness at 13-Years-Old

Published 12/19/2023, 7:00 AM EST

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From $9 in the pocket to being the highest-paid actor in the world, Dwayne Johnson has seen what it is like to struggle in life. As many know, he didn’t have an easy childhood. Money problems, family troubles, and on top of all, he grappled with his other demons in his day-to-day life.

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Times were tough for him. But as every cloud has a silver lining, his troublesome childhood molded into who he is today. In an old video, he spoke about how being homeless at the age of 13, pushed and motivated the $800 million-worth star to push himself and become successful in life.

Dwayne Johnson didn’t give up

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Johnson was already struggling with a plethora of issues in their early teens when he had to deal with another harsh situation. At the age of 13, the Johnson family was evicted from their home for not being able to pay rent. But instead of dwelling on his ill fate, ‘The Rock’ decided to step up and do something.

In an old post from 2018, he wrote, “When I was 13 I did tell myself “stop cryin’ like a little b*** and get in the gym and make something of yourself” when we got evicted off the island for not being able to pay rent. It worked.” When there is a will, there is a way and he proved it.

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He committed himself to fitness which ultimately paved his way to the wrestling industry. From there he propelled himself into the Hollywood and the rest is history.

Seeing his parents helpless motivated Johnson to push himself

After being evicted from their home in Hawaii, Johnson’s parents opened a cleaning company. They cleaned houses and other stuff to generate more income for the family. Watching them struggle so much pierced his heart like an arrow.

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Then he decided that he would become so rich that his parents would never have to turn to do menial chores to make both ends meet. He changed himself and abandoned a life and character that brought trouble for him. He focused his attention on football and earned himself a full scholarship to study at the University of Miami.

‘The Rock’ changed his life by altering his poor life habits and putting more effort into positive things. In an interview, he admitted that his goal was not to become a Hollywood star but simply not to be broke. Fate rewarded his hard work and today he sits at the top of the mountain.

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