Dwayne Johnson Gets Emotional as He Describes His Close Bond With His Daughter Simone on Oprah's Master Class

"I love that girl," the action star says of his 14-year-old firstborn

By Zach Johnson Nov 16, 2015 1:42 PMTags

Dwayne Johnson is crying. We're crying. Everyone is crying.

In Sunday's episode of Oprah's Master Class on OWN, he spoke about the beautiful bond he has with Simone Johnson, his 14-year-old daughter with ex Dany Garcia.

The San Andreas actor began by talking about his longtime love Lauren Hashian, who is pregnant with a baby girl. "I've learned the power that we have to make other people happy and content in a relationship, and I have love of my life, Lauren, who I had eight years now. I wake up every day so grateful and so thankful that I have someone like that, someone that you could walk through this world with," the 43-year-old action star said. "This is the kid who grew up an only child, who shouldered all the family's problems. It's that kid who had a hard time with relationships to this man today. So, yeah, the smile is real when I think about that."

The former wrestler went on to reveal that many years ago, he "realized being a father is the greatest job I have ever had and the greatest job I will ever have."

"I always wanted to be a great dad. I always wanted to give Simone things that I felt I never got. When I held her when she was born, I held her in these two hands and I said to her, 'I will always, always take care of you, for the rest of your life. You are safe.' Literally held her in these two hands. Throughout the years, throughout the ups and downs, I've realized that the most important thing that I could do with my daughter is lead our life with love," the Furious 7 actor explained. "Not success, not fame, not anything else but, 'I'm always here for you. I love you.'"

The waterworks began when Dwayne described a loving conversation with his daughter. "There was a time where I said, 'Do me a favor: I want you to tell me what is the thing that you love most about our relationship," he recalled. "And she's like, 'Oh, come on.' 'No, no. What's the one thing that you love most about our relationship?' And she said, 'Well, that I trust you.' And for a 13-year-old girl to say that to her dad, considering where I was at 13, the instability I had...She said, 'Well, that I trust you and that we have a very special bond.' And that moved me. And so, you know, at 13, she's saying that and...you know, I couldn't ask for anything else."

Dwayne added, "I love that girl."

Oprah's Master Class airs Sunday at 8 p.m. on OWN.