Dwayne The Rock Johnson recently joked about naming his baby girl after no one other than Kevin Hart!
Jumanji co-stars joked around with Kevin Frazier of ET on the red carpet at the premiere of their new movie ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ on Monday. That was just hours after The Rock revealed that he and his significant other Lauren Hashian are expecting their second daughter.
“I’m very, very blessed,” Johnson, 45, told ET.
His friend and co-star then replied with a joke. “Word on the street, the name is Kevina… Kevina Johnson.”
“I talked to Lauren — we may name her Kevina… out of the honor and respect I have for my bestie here,” the Rock replied.
Kevin, 38, showed that he appreciated the kind gesture he himself proposed by saying “Thank you. It’s a big deal.”
Lauren Hashian then came to join Kevin and Dwayne on the red carpet. She caressed her belly bump, and the kind-hearted actor gave her a kiss on the cheek in front of photographers.
Earlier that day, Johnson posted about this great piece of news on Instagram. He did it by uploading a cute photo of the couple’s 1-year-old daughter Jasmine sitting under a Christmas tree with a sign that said “It’s a girl! Can’t wait to be big sister! And finally be the boss!”
“Our Jasmine Lia would like to make a big announcement – IT’S A GIRL! ,” the proud dad wrote in the caption.
“@laurenhashianofficial and I are boundlessly grateful for this blessing as this spring we’ll welcome our second baby. Plus, Jazzy is excited to boss around and protect her lil’ sis.
“And once again, big daddy is completely surrounded by beautiful estrogen and loving, powerful female mana,” the ex-wrestler continued.
“All girls. Only dude. I wouldn’t have it any other way. #ItsAGirl #GratefulMan”
Our Jasmine Lia would like to make a big announcement – IT’S A GIRL! 🌺 @laurenhashianofficial and I are boundlessly grateful for this blessing as this spring we’ll welcome our second baby. Plus, Jazzy is excited to boss around and protect her lil’ sis. And once again, big daddy is completely surrounded by beautiful estrogen and loving, powerful female mana. All girls. One dude. And a boy dog. I wouldn’t have it any other way. #ItsAGirl #GratefulMan #TequilaTime 🌺🙏🏾🥃
Johnson also had another reason to mark this day as a significant one. The second one is the Golden Globes. Dwayne Johnson’s eldest daughter Simone, 16, whom he shares with his ex-wife Dany Garcia was named next year’s Golden Globe Ambassador! Simone was up for the morning announcements of the award shows’ nominees.
“She helped with the announcement today. She is doing good. She is hanging in there,” Johnson said to ET of his daughter, who was up at 2 a.m. for the event. “She’s tough — she’s got that DNA.”
Again, Kevin Hart came in joking, and again, he spread the love.
“Simone, Uncle Kev is proud of you. You got another sister on the way. Kevina is going to be just as proud, so embrace the fact what you are doing, ’cause Kevina is gonna look up to you.”
But, this isn’t the end when it comes to good news for The Rock. Last week it was announced that this man will be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday. That was just days before the Jumanji premiere.
“It’s amazing, and I feel full circle, you know? Look, Kevin and I joke around all the time. We have this awesome chemistry on and off screen, but we have very similar backgrounds of us cutting our teeth in another profession before we got to Hollywood,” he explained. “For us, our goal was just to make it. It wasn’t, ‘I want to be a big movie star,’ it was, ‘I want to do good work’ and that was important… I know Kevin felt the same way when he got his star, so it’s all about the hard work and doing good.
“It’s honestly a different ball game when you see a guy actually, like he said, put the work in,” Hart stated.
“And, yes, we joke, yes, we play, but my heart genuinely is with this guy. He’s a friend, so to see the accolades come in behind the effort he’s put in, to see him close out this year with such an impact, not just with Jumanji but bringing a new life into the world and that news? The star, it goes full circle, man. All I can do is stand back and be proud of my brother, because to see him happy makes me happy.”
What a cute bromance, right?