Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: He’d rather be a father than a president

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
He’d rather be a father than president

Dwayne Johnson wants to take care of his children.

Dwayne Johnson wants to take care of his children.

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In recent years there have been discussions as to whether Dwayne Johnson would like to become US President. That is currently “off the table”.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (50) is not just a real Hollywood heavyweight. There were also considerations as to whether he might even want to become President of the United States. Currently, however, Johnson has other priorities, as he says in an interview with Tracy Smith for the US television show “CBS Sunday Morning” that will be shown on October 9th.

The whole thing is “off the table”, he explains in a short preview clip. And Johnson also explains why: “I love our country and everyone in it. I also love being a dad.” His role as a father is his top priority – especially at such an important time in his children’s lives. Together with his wife Lauren Hashian (38), to whom he has been married since 2019, he has two daughters, Tiana (4) and Jasmine (6). Above all, he wanted to “be a dad”.

Johnson was “seriously” considering running for office

However, this was obviously not always the case. His adult daughter Simone (21) comes from a previous marriage between Johnson and Dany Garcia (53). In the new interview, the actor also admits that he was so busy at Simone’s that he was often absent during this important time.

In recent years, Johnson had repeatedly spoken about possibly running for election. At the end of 2017, for example, in a conversation with the moderator Ellen DeGeneres (64), that he is “seriously” thinking about it. 2021 he drew in an interview with “USA Today” also considering a future candidacy “if that’s what people wanted. Really, I mean that and I’m in no way light-hearted with my answer.” So maybe he’ll still compete when Tiana and Jasmine are older.