In August this year, Dwayne Johnson — better known as The Rock — married music producer Lauren Hashian at a close friends and family ceremony in Hawaii.
The two, who have been together since 2007, have two daughters: Jasmine and Tiana, 4 and 1 year old respectively. What seems to be the perfect marriage, however, only happened after some hesitation from the movie star.
During an interview with WSJ Magazine, he revealed that his previous marriage to businesswoman Dany Garcia left such deep marks that he was afraid to remarry.
"My divorce left me scarred. I wasn't afraid to get married again, there was just some hesitation. But Lauren was incredibly patient: 'I love you, you love me, we have this amazing life together, there's no pressure,' said the actor. He and Dany were married in 1997 and stayed together for 10 years. They had a daughter: Simone, 17 years old.
With Lauren, The Rock didn't take long: three days after marrying her, they got married. Only a small number of people nearby were invited to the ceremony – so small that only nine adults were present.
"We had a detailed security plan in case they had helicopters. But there was no press, no paparazzi. No one knew. I was shocked but so thankful," he said in the interview. "My life is so noisy, the fact that it was quiet was a great victory," he said.