Dwayne Johnson Dispensed New-Dad Advice as He Welcomed His 3rd Child

Apr 23, 2018 at 5:28 p.m. ET
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Most of us had a regular old Monday on April 23, but for Dwayne Johnson, it was a very special one. You see, on this great Monday, Johnson welcomed his third child, a daughter, with his girlfriend, Lauren Hashian. The couple, who already has one daughter together, Jasmine, has now added even more love and happiness into their family unit, which counts these three and Johnson's daughter, Simone, from a previous marriage.

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On this special Monday, Johnson's Instagram announcement of the arrival of his newest daughter, Tiana Gia Johnson, came with some very heartwarming comments about the littlest Johnson as well as some great advice for dads-to-be everywhere.

He writes, "Blessed and proud to bring another strong girl into this world. Tiana Gia Johnson came into this world like a force of nature and Mama @laurenhashianofficial labored and delivered like a true rockstar." After showing love to his daughter and his girlfriend, Johnson continued to write about the important ripple effect being raised by women has had on his life: "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 for @laurenhashianofficial and all mamas and women out there."

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But the real gold nugget came just after this in Johnson's caption. After showing all the love to the women in his life, he turned his focus outward, talking to all the men (and really, women should be included to, but this is Johnson's time) who are going to end up supporting their wives, girlfriends and partners through a delivery. "Word to the wise gentlemen, it’s critical to be by your lady’s head when she’s delivering, being as supportive as you can...holding hands, holding legs, whatever you can do. But, if you really want to understand the single most powerful and primal moment life will ever offer — watch your child being born. It's a life changer and the respect and admiration you have for a woman will forever be boundless."

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Seeing Johnson go into full dad mode is charming, swoonworthy and precious all at the same time. Johnson is the consummate protector; when you think of a man who can hold down the fort but also be a caring, loving provider, you can't help but picture this muscle-bound dude, right? And seeing Johnson dispense such quality advice to future dads while basking in the glow of a new daughter makes this advice all the more special.

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Johnson's been nothing but excited and prepared as heck for little Tiana's arrival. When he announced that Hashian was pregnant in December 2017, he gushed, "Lauren and I are so happy," while chatting with Ellen DeGeneres. He also posted a photo around the same time showing off Jasmine's excitement (OK, it's really his excitement, but go with it) over the prospect of a little sister. And in February, he posted a photo with a baby doll on his Instagram showing off his newly acquired infant CPR skills like a total boss. If anyone has this new-dad schtick down pat, it's Johnson.

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This is such a happy time for Johnson and his family, and it shows. Congrats to the entire Johnson-Hashian family!

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