People Names ‘Family Man’ Dwayne Johnson the Number 1 Reason To Love America

Dwayne Johnson, colloquially known as “The Rock,” was named by People Magazine as the number one reason to love America on their “100 Reasons to Love America” list.

Dwayne Johnson is grateful for all his successes.

As one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood and founder of ZOA Energy Drinks, Dwayne Johnson has had a storied career. In his conversation with People, he explained how he takes none of it for granted, saying, “It feels great. I’ve been a lucky guy over the years to have the career that I’ve been blessed enough to have. And things like this, I’m always appreciative.

He never expected to be as successful as he is, coming from a very normal childhood. He explained, “We’re here in Hawaii, where I did a lot of my growing up… I was just Dwayne Johnson, the kid who’s having a hard time going to school making his classes. I never expected in my wildest of wild dreams that I would ever be in a position to be on the cover of PEOPLE- and certainly not with this kind of title.”

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His family is instrumental in helping him keep a level head in such a wild world.

He and his wife, Lauren Hashian, and their daughters Tia, 3, and Jasmine, 5, along with his daughter Simone, 19, from his previous marriage all got through the pandemic together. Dwayne Johnson explained how he and Hashian got through COVID, saying “It was a shakeup for us.

I did this weird thing every day where I still got up and got dressed like I was getting ready to go someplace. I mean, shoes and all. That helped me psychologically. From a relationship and marriage standpoint, you realize you have to really be attentive to your reactions and responses because your patience capacity starts to compress.”

He realized he needed to learn “to have better patience” while watching his wife teach his girls during the stay-at-home orders. He explained, “I would marvel at Lauren. We would conduct [at-home school] classes; she would be the teacher, and I sat there crisscross applesauce with my daughters, and within five minutes I was like, ‘God, I am so tired.’ And my wife was going and going and going.”

The best part of their marriage is “the ease of being in our relationship now, I think going on 13, 14 years-she’s going to kill me that I don’t know the exact number. But there’s a comfort. We may argue, but truly within 10 minutes we pull ourselves out of it and find some humor in the things that we just said. Mainly the things that I just said.”

He makes sure to remember that “The most important things are right in front of me. I am in constant thank-you mode.”

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