Dwayne Johnson Jokingly Teaches His Daughter Tiana to Say He's 'Better Looking' Than Barack Obama
"Despite the fact she took a very long ego-crushing pause, I remain optimistic we will shorten her response time dramatically," Johnson joked
On Friday, Johnson shared an adorable video with his 10-month-old baby girl, in which he attempted to teach her about the important issues in life — specifically whether he was “smarter and better looking” than former president Barack Obama.
In the sweet Instagram clip, the Skyscraper actor, 46, holds his daughter in one hand and a pamphlet with all of the U.S. presidents on it in the other, before asking her, “Where’s Dada?”
To Johnson’s delight, Tiana then hilariously responds by pointing at the photo of Obama, 57. “Yeah! There we go!” he joked.
“But wait, who’s better-looking and smarter?” he continued, as Tiana kept her eyes focused on the presidential pamphlet.
After a few seconds of silence, Johnson quipped, “Ya gotta answer quick, honey!” The actor then flashed a smile at the camera and planted some kisses on his daughter’s cheek.
Though Tiana may have failed to answer her dad’s big question, Johnson joked in the caption of the video that he was optimistic his daughter would soon learn the right thing to say.
“Really enjoyed teaching my youngest daughter Tiana Gia her answer when asked, “Who’s smarter and better looking… Dada or President Obama?”… And despite the fact she took a very long ego crushing pause, I remain optimistic we will shorten her response time dramatically,” he wrote.
“She kept her cool and didn’t crumble under intense pressure. A future sign of good things to come 😉💪🏾#InternationalWomensDay,” Johnson added.
Johnson often jokes around with his youngest daughter on social media, most recently celebrating her 6-month birthday to a disapproving Tiana.
“Happy birthday to you / happy birthday to you / happy 6-month birthday, dear Tiana Gia / happy birthday to you,” the actor sang in the selfie-style video shared to his Instagram account in October.
“Daddy loves you. Happy birthday,” continued Johnson as Tiana looked around, distracted by her desire for something else and not quite connecting with her dad’s musical gesture.
“‘I just want breast milk!’ ” the star mimicked while Tiana got visibly fussier, adding to the camera with a laugh, “Yeah, don’t we all.”
He captioned the cute clip (tagging girlfriend Lauren Hashian), “Happy 6 month Birthday to our lil’ disrupter, Tiana Gia. We’re a family of non-traditionalists so we celebrate everything ❤️✊🏾”
Tiana may not have been in the mood for a song then, but it has been proven that Johnson’s dulcet tones have provided a soothing environment for his baby girl in more ways than one.
Earlier that month, the Skyscraper actor looked warily at the camera as his daughter slept in his arms, wearing a duck-adorned outfit. But the backstory behind the picture proved things aren’t always as they seem.
In the caption of the photo, Johnson explained that he effectively sung to his daughter to sleep, which had him “feelin’ very good about myself” and his “honey coated gravel voice.” Then he realized his daughter had pooped, causing him to question the “entire emasculating situation.”
The former wrestling star announced Tiana’s arrival in late April with a sweet skin-to-skin photo of the newborn laying on his chest, calling Hashian a “true rockstar” and paying tribute to “all strong mamas and women” in the post’s caption.
“I was raised and surrounded by strong, loving women all my life, but after participating in baby Tia’s delivery, it’s hard to express the new level of love, respect and admiration I have for @laurenhashianofficial and all mamas and women out there,” he wrote.
Johnson added: “Word to the wise gentlemen: it’s critical to be by your lady’s head when she’s delivering, being as supportive as you can… holding hands, holding legs, whatever you can do. But, if you really want to understand the single most powerful and primal moment life will ever offer — watch your child being born. Its a life-changer and the respect and admiration you have for a woman will forever be boundless.”
In July, Johnson echoed those sentiments on Live with Kelly and Ryan, explaining that watching Tiana’s birth gave him a new perspective on women and mothers.
“I will say, it was the most amazing experience I’ve ever seen,” he said. “I look at Lauren, and women and mothers, in a different light than I ever have before. And it was beautiful.”
Johnson explained, “I was encouraging her — holding her hand. And the doctor said, ‘Would you like to come down and watch and help?’ I said, ‘Yup, I’m going to come down. Watch. Help.’ “