During Thanksgiving this year, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson felt inspired by the holiday and uploaded an Instagram post about his family and their struggle with poverty during the 1980’s. The 45-year-old actor shared a photo of himself with his family yesterday surrounded by food and said he and his family weren’t always fortunate.
Underneath the photo which we have for you below, The Rock wrote about his experiences during Thanksgiving in the past.
After we bowed our heads in prayer, we went around the table and everyone shared what they were thankful for. Beautiful seeing and listening to everyone speak from their heart. Tears, laughter and boundless gratitude. Personally, I’m a little surprised no one expressed how thankful they were that THE Sexiest Man Alive (I refuse to relinquish my title to Blake Shelton or any man) was sitting at the table. I didn’t want to be a dick and interrupt the prayer, but at some point someones gotta address the elephant in the room. Jokes aside, it was a very special Thanksgiving. As my mom pointed out earlier in the day, there was a time back in ‘87 when we couldn’t even afford Thanksgiving dinner and was praying someone would invite us over their house to eat. We were in a tough spot back then, but we got thru it. And here we are today. One big, extended, blended, slightly crazy, loving, grateful ohana. #sib ❤️🥁💫
Johnson wrote that “after we bowed our heads in prayer,” he and his family expressed gratitude for all of the things they now have.
He claimed there was “tears, laughter, and boundless gratitude.” The Rock said his mother mentioned that back in 1987 they could hardly afford to have a Thanksgiving meal.
The actor said the family would hope someone would invite them over for a meal because they were in a “tough spot” at the time.
Back in 1987, Johnson was 15-years-old, and his life was full of struggle before he made himself famous in the WWE. After he decided to embark on an acting career and a string of successful films which followed, The Rock became a worldwide star.
Dwayne garnered positive acclaim when he starred in The Mummy as well as The Scorpion King, but it wasn’t until his role in The Rundown and Walking Tall that the former WWE wrestler became incredibly famous as an actor.
Most recently, Johnson starred in the Fast and Furious franchise which has made him one of the highest-paid actors alive. However, not everyone is happy with his triumph. Tyrese Gibson recently slammed the actor for allegedly making the Fast franchise “all about him.”