Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is all about the family – and he’s proven it once again.
The wrestler turned Hollywood megastar has bought his cousin Sarona Snuka – better known to WWE fans as former Women’s Tag Team Champion Tamina – a new home, and she couldn’t hide her emotions as she walked through the door.
‘We love you so much, cuz, we’re so proud of you! Welcome to your new home,’ he said as he guided her over the threshold with his hand covering her eyes.
‘Holy crap! I can’t,’ she sobbed, overwhelmed by the gesture as she took in her new surroundings.
In a post on Instagram, Dwayne wrote: ‘Hard to explain these emotions for all of us as I led @saronasnukawwe thru her new door. This one felt good. Surprise cuz — enjoy your new home!!’
The Rock revealed how he’s known Tamina since they were ‘little kids growing up together’, and he praised her for overcoming a lot in her life.
He continued: ‘Man this girl’s gone thru some tough times, but regardless of what life’s thrown her way – she was ALWAYS determined to break the cycle and become a strong and inspiring single mom example to her two greatest inspirations — her daughters, Milaneta & Maleata.’
He also pointed to the way she has worked to succeed in the wrestling business, becoming a WWE mainstay and someone seen as a ‘mum’ to her peers behind the scenes.
‘It’s so damn hard to make it as a pro wrestler. And it’s even way harder to make it if you’re a woman,’ he wrote.
‘Sarona (like many amazing women in pro wrestling) made her mind up long ago that she was gonna walk the walk and earn her respect in pro wrestling and make sure that the hard times she’s experienced were always her REASON to WORK HARDER and never let it become the EXCUSE to GIVE UP.
‘And that’s what she did. And that’s why my heart’s proud. Love you cuz and we always got your back.’
In a series of emotional clips on Instagram, all round good guy Dwayne showed his mum tearing up over the amazing property as he revealed how much it means to both of them.
‘Love you mom and surprise! When I was a little boy, I hated when my mom would cry ~ these days, I’ll happily take her tears of joy,’ he wrote. ‘I surprised my mom and bought her a new home.’
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