The Rock Has a New Baby Girl, and One Epic Year

Dwayne Johnson and girlfriend Lauren Hashian have first child together.

The Rock Has a New Baby Girl, and One Epic Year

The Rock took to Instagram to share his first picture with his new daughter Jasmine. Jasmine was born on December 16.

Christmas came early! Within minutes of being born she was laying on daddy's chest. And being a grateful man takes on a whole new meaning... Thank you guys so much for the awesome congratulatory wishes and love you've been sending @laurenhashianofficial and myself. We're extremely grateful. Kinda crazy but in this cool and powerful skin to skin bonding moment with my newborn baby Jasmine, I had just one wish I asked the universe... Give me the strength to be a better man today than I was yesterday. If I can accomplish that, then I'd have a good shot at being a great father. To all you young men out there who will be fathers one day, the goal of "being better" will never steer you wrong. Trust me I've been down this road. Something else that'll never steer you wrong is "walking thru the fire" with your baby's mama. I was right there during labor, helping her breathe, every highly intense contraction, every second of pain, right there watching the actual birth, cutting the cord and wiping the tears. Incredible. *(Now don't get me wrong boys, it wasn't like I was at the end of the table, squatting like a catcher waiting for the fastball to come down the pike.. but as men, it's a miracle we should witness because it'll give you a whole new respect for the strength and beauty of a woman). Again, THANK YOU guys so much for all the love during this blessed time. I always say I'm a lucky dude because I've got the greatest fans in the world - and it's true. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your families from ours. #ChristmasCameEarlyToSayHello #WhileSleepOfficiallySaysGoodbye #2xProudPapaSilverback #SheCanDateWhenShes40

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Dwayne was very emotional and excited seeing his newborn daughter for the first time, says an insider, adding that the proud dad is thrilled for mom (Lauren Hashian) and baby to both be doing so well. Both parents are said to be beyond happy for this next chapter in their lives.

Earlier this year, Radar Online released an exclusive that Johnson and long-time girlfriend Lauren Hashian "couldn't be more thrilled" about the news of their new family addition.

“They’ve been rock solid for about nine years," a source told Radar. "[They] felt it was time to expand their family.” The baby was reportedly due in January, but in typical Rock fashion, he's keeping us up-to-date.

Rock Roundup 2015

Let's do a quick breakdown of his crazy year. First, he teamed up with Ronda Rousey to shock fans at Wrestlemania 31, posted serious box office numbers with Furious 7 and San Andreas, followed that up with the hugely successful first season of Ballers on HBO (the hit show has since been renewed for a second season). After that, he locked down his next starring film role in Rampage, had his hand immortalized at the TCL Chinese Theater, and still found time to save puppies and mentor young prison inmates.