The other day, my husband asked me, “Do you follow the Rock on Instagram?” When I said no, he told me I should, and that I would love it.
Then, as if the internet knew, a post of his absolutely blew up parenting media, and for all the right reasons.
On June 10, Dwayne shared a photo of him spoon-feeding his long-time girlfriend, Lauren Hashian, while she breastfed their one-month-old daughter Tiana. The caption on the photo is enough to melt our hearts and make us slow clap!
“I’ll handle this business. Mama has her hands full nursing/feeding Baby Tia, so I’m feedin’ mama her dinner. My pleasure. So much respect to her and all mamas out there holding it down and running things,” he wrote. “Just landed and good to get all my girls settled in. Now, I gotta go satisfy my own appetite . . . Iron Paradise, here I come.”
I’m sure it’s not easy to be a father to three daughters, one a newborn, and handle a tough workload as an actor and personality. Being gone a lot and not there to experience, and help with, all the little moments isn’t easy. It’s absolutely beautiful to us that he acknowledges how hard this lifestyle is on Lauren, too!
Breastfeeding can feel like a full time job when you have a newborn. You’re exhausted, feeling out of place in your postpartum body, leaking milk, and essentially naked from the waist up all day (and night!) long. With your little one cradled in the crook of your arm, it can be hard to feed yourself. That’s why we love the Rock’s words and actions so much.
Last month, he paid tribute his lady for Mother’s Day on social media by saying,
“Lauren does it all with a big genuine smile and is truly, the kindest and sweetest soul you’ll ever meet. People tell me all time after they spend time with her, ‘Lauren’s the nicest person I have ever met.’ I always say, ‘Yes she is and being nice runs in our family… and so does kicking a–, so don’t ever get on her bad side’ Lol.”
He definitely knows how to make a mother feel valued. And it makes sense from his upbringing- last year, while making an appearance on the Ellen Show with Ellen DeGeneres, he shared, “The crazy thing is, I was raised by women, and still to this day, I’m totally and completely, 100 percent surrounded by only women!” Johnson said. “And I love it.”
Thank you for being an example to everyone following along, Dwayne; It’s possible to partner together and support one another, even in these difficult (and beautiful) newborn days!
Rachel is a wife and mother living in Raleigh, North Carolina. She’s a fan of good coffee, wearer of gray t-shirts, and is constantly starting books she will never finish. Her family is her joy, and she loves to engage with other moms and dads on matters of parenting. Her blog posts have also been featured on the Today Show Parenting Blog and Scary Mommy.