Dwayne Johnson is one of the most famous and successful actors today. He started his career as a professional wrestler for the WWF with the stage name, The Rock. Johnson took a break from wrestling in 2004 before returning to the ring in 2011 as a part-time performer. He left in 2013 and retired from the sport entirely in 2019.
Johnson has played starring roles in hugely successful films such as Jumanji and several Fast and Furious movies. He also produced and starred in the HBO comedy series Ballers. Johnson is as successful in his private life as he is professionally. He is happily married to Lauren Hashian. This piece will look at Lauren and Dwayne’s relationship, the couple’s children, and Lauren’s career.
Dwayne revealed that he was hesitant to get married to Lauren
Lauren and Dwayne met in 2006 while he was filming The Game Plan. The Rock was immediately taken away by Lauren’s beauty, and the pair started dating in 2007. Things moved quickly between the couple, and they were soon living together. Dwayne regularly talked about his happy relationship with Lauren. He told Entertainment Tonight in 2015:
“The relationship part to me is my most prized thing. The people in my life. I’ve learned the power that we have to make other people happy and content in a relationship. And I have the love of my life, Lauren, who I’ve had for eight years now. I wake up every day so grateful and so thankful that I have someone like that, someone that you can walk through this world with.”
Dwayne revealed in an interview with Rolling Stone that the couple planned to get married in the spring of 2018, but Lauren’s pregnancy hampered those plans. The couple eventually tied the knot in August 2019 in a private ceremony held in Hawaii. Dwayne and Lauren were partners for more than a decade before they wed.
Johnson explained in an interview with WSJ Magazine that it took so long for the couple to get married because of the experience he had with his first wife, Dany Garcia. He told the outlet:
“My divorce did a number on me. I wasn’t fearful of getting married again, there was just some hesitancy. But Lauren was incredibly patient: ‘I love you, you love me, we have this amazing life together – no presh.’”
Lauren and Dwayne have two daughters: Jasmine and Tiana
Lauren gave birth to the couple’s first daughter, Jasmine, in 2015, and their second daughter, Tiana, in 2018. Dwayne posted touching messages on Instagram for his daughters after they were born. After Tiana’s birth, Johnson wrote that he had developed special admiration and respect for the strong women in his life. He wrote:
“I was raised and surrounded by strong, loving women all my life, but after participating in baby Tia’s delivery, it’s hard to express the new level of love, respect and admiration I have @laurenhashianofficial and all mamas and women out there.”
Lauren told Vydia that the birth of her daughters changed her because she knew that she had to set a good example for them. She had to put extra effort into becoming the best version of herself. Lauren said:
“When you have a daughter you realize right away you’re the main example as a woman, as a human being, a mother, a friend, a wife, a dreamer, everything… and it inspires you. To be the best version of yourself and to give 110% percent of yourself, in not just motherhood, but in all areas of your life.”
Lauren and Dwayne’s secret to a happy relationship is humor
Dwayne told People in 2016 that he and Lauren kept their relationship healthy by teasing each other all the time. He said, “Nothing is off-limits in our house. And it’s the beauty of it. And I tease her with everything.” Johnson recently revealed that he and Lauren turn to humor whenever they are arguing and angry with one another.
Johnson stated in a Q&A that he and Lauren had faced some challenges during the quarantine period, but it had turned them to better listeners. He also stated that the best way to diffuse a tense situation is to insert a bit of humor. Johnson stated:
“When that happens, grab your partner by the shoulders, like I grabbed Lauren. Look them directly in the eyes and say with full [100 percent] conviction, ‘Baby you’re not wrong… you’re just not used to being right’ and then count the seconds it takes for you to laugh your asses off.”
Lauren’s father Sib Hashian discouraged her from pursuing a career in the music industry
Lauren and her sister grew up in a musical environment thanks to her father and drummer of the rock band Boston, Sib Hashian. She loved singing and writing songs, but Sib always advised her not to pursue a career in music. He’d faced many challenges in the music industry, and he didn’t want his children to go through similar experiences.
When Lauren enrolled in Emerson College, she thought that she was destined for a typical nine-to-five job. However, she made friends with a group of artists, and they helped reignite her passion for music. The school encouraged students’ creativity, and it supported their efforts by awarding the best students. Lauren won an award for a song she made with a fellow student, and it gave her further motivation to pursue music.
Hashian went against her father’s advice and followed her passion for music. Lauren’s main musical inspiration is the classical R&B music she grew up listening to. She told Coveteur:
“Being born in the ‘80s and growing up in the 90s, we had the best classic R&B groups – that’s when R&B was at its pinnacle. It stuck with me and my sister, so her and I started writing music together. It’s been 15 years that we’ve been writing music together, and we still write R&B. We’ve tackled other worlds; we’ve done a little pop, we’ve tried blues – even a folky indie rock. But [R&B is] the anchor of what we love to do.”
It’s not easy for Lauren to balance family life and her career, but she has found a way to stay in her daughter’s lives and work on her music. She also benefits from the support provided by Dwayne. She told Vydia:
“He is my motivator and my sounding board every day. Always giving me notes on the work, always motivating me to outdo my last effort. Honestly, if I impress him with a track than I feel accomplished, it’s true! He is an example of how anything you can imagine or dream up, you can do because he lives that way.”