Dwayne Johnson's 3-year-old daughter is learning that being related to one of the world's most popular movie stars has its perks.
The 48-year-old Skyscraper actor took to Instagram on Sunday, April 18 to share a sweet birthday message for daughter Tiana Gia Johnson, who had just turned 3 years old. He included an adorable photo of the two of them together just after the girl had seemingly gone for a swim, and he also added a shout-out to wife Lauren Hashian.
"Happy Birthday to my sweetest lil' Tia Giana," Dwayne wrote. "Loving, kind, tenacious and tough (like your mama;) and my greatest joy is being your daddy. I always, 'got you'."
He continued, "Now that she's finally starting to understand that daddy is Maui from MOANA, she has one very important question — 'Daddy do you know AquaMan?'"
The film actor who plays the superhero, a.k.a. Jason Momoa, commented on the post and seemed to be flattered. "happy birthday tia," Jason wrote, adding four heart and four laughing-while-crying emojis.
Evidently, the heartfelt birthday wish wasn't quite enough for Tia. Later in the day, Dwayne shared a pic of his daughter next to an Aquaman action figure, in addition to her dad's sketch of the superhero's face.
"Now this is getting ridiculous... For Tia's birthday she insisted AquaMan join us for breakfast — and then after we eat, she asked daddy to draw AquaMan so she can FRAME IT and hang it up in her room," the proud dad wrote. "Black Adam's gonna hand out a fresh Aqua Ass Whuppin' if this disrespect keeps up."
Dwayne shares Tia and Jasmine, 5, with Lauren. He also has daughter Simone Alexandra Johnson, 19, from a previous marriage.
As DC Comics fans know, the actor is set to portray comic book character Black Adam in Warner Bros.' upcoming film of the same name, due in July 2022.
Later on April 18, Dwayne shared a post featuring the heartfelt video message that Jason sent to little Tia.
"I can't thank my brother @prideofgypsies enough for making this adoring 3yr old's birthday the best EVER," the Hobbs & Shaw star wrote about Jason's gift. "Her reaction is priceless and what it's all about."
Perhaps once the Black Adam movie comes out, Tia will want her dad to start drawing pictures of his own character? A father can dream, anyway.