Dwayne “The Rock” John­son spills on how his tough child­hood helped shape the man he is to­day.


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To­day Dwayne “The Rock”

John­son is the high­est paid ac­tor of all time‚ earn­ing al­most $70 mil­lion last year alone. But the for­mer WWE su­per­star, 46, will be the first to tell you that his rise to the top was any­thing but easy. “[My child­hood] was my ab­so­lute worst time,” ad­mit­ted the Ram­page ac­tor, who grew up ex­tremely poor, and was at one point home­less af­ter he and his mom, Ata, were evicted from their apart­ment. “I was cry­ing con­stantly. I know what it’s like to live pay­check to pay­check.” Dwayne hit rock bot­tom at 15, when his beloved mother tried to kill her­self in front of him. “She got out of the car on In­ter­state 65 in Nash­ville and walked into on­com­ing traf­fic,” he said. “I grabbed her and pulled her back.” Af­ter the in­ci­dent, the Moana star spi­raled into a dark place. “I was dev­as­tated and de­pressed. I didn’t want to do a thing or go any­where,” he said, not­ing that “de­pres­sion never dis­crim­i­nates.” Dwayne and his mom over­came their demons, but it’s a time they’ll never for­get. “I wouldn’t have changed any­thing that hap­pened be­cause it cer­tainly shaped me,” he proudly said. “I’m grate­ful to the bone.”


What’s shaped Dwayne’s life the most is fa­ther­hood. “It’s a mir­a­cle,” said the ac­tor, who’s dad to Jas­mine, 2, and Tiana, 6 months, with his girl­friend of 11 years, Lau­ren Hashian, and daugh­ter Si­mone, 17, from a pre­vi­ous re­la­tion­ship. “[I’m] blessed and proud to [be a fa­ther to three] strong girls.” But the Bay­watch star ad­mits that ba­bies have put the brakes on his wed­ding plans. “We were go­ing to get mar­ried [last] spring and we got preg­nant," ex­plained Dwayne, adding that Laure, 34, didn't want to have a baby bump in their wed­ding pic­tures. "So we're not quite sure when [it'll hap­pen,] but I know it's go­ing to." We're sure it'll be worth the wait!

HIS ROCK “Lau­ren does it all with a big gen­uine smile and is truly the kind­est and sweet­est soul you’ll ever meet,” Dwayne’s gushed of his long­time love.

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