Dwayne Johnson was once too broke to even afford a turkey: 'We were praying someone would invite us over for Thanksgiving'
Even though the actor wasn't home, he made sure he celebrated the holiday in the traditional way and posted a picture of the huge turkey on Instagram
He's one hell of an entertainer, but he is also deeply rooted and humble at heart. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson might be earning all the big bucks right now, but that wasn't always the case. And the 46-year-old ruminated about the fact in a Friday Instagram post.
"Exactly 27 years ago on Thanksgiving, while living in Tampa, Fl we were so p*** broke, that we couldn’t even afford to buy a turkey," recalled the 'Fast and Furious 7' star from the UK.
Even though the actor wasn't home, he made sure he celebrated the holiday in the traditional way and posted a picture of the huge turkey on Instagram.
The former pro-wrestling superstar captioned the post, "This Thanksgiving was a unique one, in that it was the first time I’ve ever not been back home in the U.S. of A. But here in London, we still cooked and laid out a big, sweet spread to give our thanks and boundless gratitude for our loved ones."
He continued, "The weird thing - is every Thanksgiving I gotta take a moment to remember exactly 27 years ago on Thanksgiving while living in Tampa, Fl we were so p*** broke, that we couldn’t even afford to buy a turkey, so we were praying someone would invite us over for Thanksgiving."
He added: "Well, the universe answered our prayers, because friends of ours called to say Happy Thanksgiving and we were like, 'HAPPY THANKSGIVING WE’LL BE RIGHT OVER TO CELEBRATE WITH YOU GUYS K BYE!!' They were like, 'Uhhh okaaaay great, see you soon?' A Very true and f****** embarrassing story."
He concluded the post with, "I’m weird this way, but remembering s***like this helps me live a better and more grateful life. I’m quite sure I need therapy for this, but until then tequila will be my loving & empathetic therapist."
The actor, who is known for being the tough guy and having a stunningly ripped body, is also known for sometimes showing his softer side, especially in the presence of his daughter Jasmine. Recently, the 'Jumanji' star took to Instagram to post an adorable photo of him and his two-year-old daughter Jasmine, where the wrestler was seen letting his daughter paint his face while he was enjoying his breakfast before leaving for work.
Johnson, who asked his little girl for a kiss before he left for work, was hilariously asked by his toddler that she would only kiss him bye if he let her paint his face. The actor then caved in with one mandate: "Ok, but make sure you choose manly colors that are flattering to my complexion."
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Me: Baby come here and give daddy a kiss, he’s gotta go to work. Jazzy: But daddy I have to paint your toes. Me: Nope, daddy’s got his shoes on and gotta go to work, now come give me a kiss. Jazzy: Ok, then let me paint your face, daddy. Me: *confidently laughs* Absolutely not, now I gotta go to work, now get over here and kiss me. Jazzy: *while looking up at me with her mama @laurenhashianofficial’s intoxicating blue eyes... BUT DADDY, I need to paint your face for work. Me: Ok, but make sure you choose manly colors that are flattering to my complexion. As much as I tell her no, with my crazy busy life, this is the stuff I actually love ❤️ #ohana