Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson showed up to the premiere of “Hercules,” his new movie, at the TLC Chinese Theater in L.A. on Wednesday with girlfriend Lauren Hashian, Yahoo.com reported. The two have been dating for several years, but eyes were drawn to the couple on the red carpet since they rarely make public appearances.
It’s only the second time the two were photographed publicly, the news site claimed. Hashian and Johnson also attended the premiere of “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” in 2013.
Some speculated their relationship might have started while the former WWE star was still married to ex-wife Dany Garcia. He and Hashian worked together in the 2007 film “The Game Plan,” and a year later he and Garcia split. The couple apparently said the split was amicable, but Johnson, who has a 12-year-old daughter with his ex-wife, admitted that he failed at marriage, as a husband and as a father.
"Once I manned up and became accountable for the mess I was in, that's when it all hit me," he told the Hollywood Reporter in June. "What kind of dad does this make me? What kind of man will I now become? Failing at marriage and as a husband was a heavy thing."
He said the divorce sent him into a deep depression, but things seem to be better for the 42-year-old. The actor told THR that Hashian, 29, “embraced and loved me at my very worst and lifted me up to be my very best.”
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The Rock was reportedly “all smiles” with Hashian at the premiere on Wednesday, Yahoo.com. “Hercules,” where Johnson plays the lead character, will debut in theaters nationwide on July 25. He is also slated to appear in “Fast & Furious 7” next year, which will feature the last appearance by the late Paul Walker.
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