Dwayne Johnson is one of the many Hollywood celebrities who have been married more than once. He got married to his first wife, an IFBB professional bodybuilder, and businesswoman named Dany Garcia, on May 3, 1997. Eleven years later, their union, which produced a daughter, was officially dissolved. However, just as his first marriage was unraveling, he was blessed with a second chance at living happily ever after, for which he considers himself lucky. This second chance at a forever partnership came along following his meeting with Massachusetts-bred Lauren Hashian in 2007.
Speaking to People in 2012, the Hollywood star said he was so fortunate to have fallen in love once but to fall in love a second time, “that’s a hard thing to do twice in the position I’m in. I’m one lucky son of a bitch,” he added. The actor has been with Lauren for more than a decade now and he never fails to appreciate her for being a stabilizing force in his life. While promoting his HBO dramedy Ballers in 2019, Dwayne made it clear that the success he has been lucky to achieve was possible because he had stability in his home, all thanks to his wife, Lauren Hashian.
Who is Dwayne Johnson’s Current Wife Lauren Hashian?
Born on September 8, 1984, Lauren Hashian is the daughter of Suzanne and John “Sib” Hashian. She was raised in Lynnfield, Massachusetts where her Armenian-American musician father was the drummer for the popular classic rock band known as Boston. He took the place of the original drummer, Jim Masdea, in 1975 and remained with the band until the early 1980s. Lauren’s dad eventually died in March 2017 at the age of 67 as a result of a heart attack which he suffered in the course of performing onboard a cruise ship.
The celebrity wife attended Lynnfield High School where she held the triple jump record and after her graduation, she moved on to Emerson College from where she graduated with a B.A. in public relations and communications. Just like her father, Lauren is passionate about music. She began recording success as a musician when at the age of 19 she transformed her high school dorm room into a recording studio and emerged winner of the EVVY Award for Best Multi-Track Recording. A singer and songwriter, she launched her music career after she was done with her university education, releasing the big singles “Memory” and “You Are Mine” on SoundCloud.
Most recently, Lauren Hashian attracted public attention as a result of her first official music video, “Go Hard,” (featuring Walter French) which she released in 2016 on her custom Vevo channel. Thanks to the inspirational message of the music video as well as its overall artistic direction, “Go Hard” hitched a nomination at the 2017 Hollyshorts Film Festival. It was also named among the official songs for the 2017 Women’s National Basketball Association season.
In 2018, Lauren also dropped “Samson,” which can be streamed on Spotify just like “Go Hard.” She also co-wrote the song titled “Only You” for hip-hop artist, YaBoi Shad. She seems not to be the only member of her family who caught the music bug. Her sister, known as AJA, is also a music lover and together they have made a lot of music. In 2005, Lauren Hashian came close to becoming famous when she took part in UPN’s competition show, R U That Girl, hosted by TLC’s Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas. She made it to the finals but did not win. The reality show was searching for a new member for the girl group TLC.
The singer eventually came into the limelight as a result of her relationship with the Hollywood star, Dwayne Johnson. However, she makes a deliberate effort to keep more of a low profile than her celebrity husband, revealing in a 2017 interview with Vydia that she chose to keep things that way because of her children, especially as her husband “spends much of his life in front of a camera.”
The Hollywood Star Met Lauren On The Set Of The Game Plan
Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian first met in 2006 on the set of the Disney comedy The Game Plan in Boston and at the time, the actor was still married to his first wife and college sweetheart, Dany Garcia. After about a dozen credits into the acting career that would later make Dwayne the highest-paid actor in the world for two years in a row, he was faced with a disruption in his love life as he and Dany came to accept the fact that there was nothing left of their marriage.
So, looking for romance was the last thing on his mind when he spied on Lauren. He told WSJ Magazine in 2019 that within 30 seconds of seeing her, he thought, “Wow, this girl’s stunning,” but that was it as he was still dealing with the crash of his marriage and she was also just coming off a big breakup. But the existing circumstances notwithstanding, the very strong chemistry between them could not be denied. “Ironically, when you’re not looking for something,” Dwayne told the magazine, “the power of the universe kind of takes over.” The duo eventually began dating in 2007 and not long after, they moved in together.
The Couple Got Married in 2019
Owing to how Dwayne referred to Lauren as his wife, a lot of people thought they were married but in July 2018, he cleared the air, telling Entertainment Tonight that he was not in a hurry to get married a second time. Although his comment made it look like the actor had no plans of tying the knot just yet, he had actually planned to marry Lauren in 2018 but they had to postpone any wedding plans as Lauren got pregnant with their second baby.
Speaking to Rolling Stone at the time, Dwayne Johnson said, “Mama don’t wanna take wedding pictures with a big belly—Mama wanna look good.” However, following the arrival of the child in 2019, they were ready to walk down the aisle. Consequently, they got married in a surprise ceremony in Hawaii on August 18, 2019. Johnson shared the great news on Instagram with two pictures from the occasion which he captioned “We do. August 18th, 2019. Hawaii. Pōmaikaʻi (blessed).”
In celebration of their one-year wedding anniversary in August 2020, Lauren Hashian released a song with the title “Step Into a Love Like This.” She presented this same song to her husband on their wedding day and according to her, it is the most personal and rewarding song she has ever written.
Dwayne and Lauren Are Parents of Two Beautiful Girls
About eight years after the Rock and Lauren Hashian became a pair, they welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Jasmine, on December 17, 2015. Three years after, their second child joined the family on April 17, 2018. Announcing the arrival of his second bundle of blessing with his second wife in an Instagram post, the Rampage actor posted a picture of the newborn and wrote “Skin to skin. Our mana. Blessed and proud to bring another strong girl into this world.”
He went on to reveal the baby’s name, Tiana Gia Johnson, saying she came into this world like a force of nature and that her mama, Lauren, labored and gave birth to her like a true rockstar. He also revealed that all his life, he was raised and surrounded by women who are strong and loving but after taking part in his daughter’s birth, “it’s hard to express the new level of love, respect, and admiration I have for @laurenhashianofficial and all mamas and women out there.” The Rock wrote.
Meanwhile, Dwayne Johnson is also the father of the WWE star Simone Johnson, whom he had with his first wife on August 14, 2001.