Dwayne Johnson “The Rock” Opens Up On How His Family ‘Couldn’t Afford To Buy A Turkey’ 27-Years-Ago

The Jungle” and former WWE star “The Rock” celebrated American Thanksgiving in London this year while filming “The Fast and Furious” spinoff “Hobbs and Shaw”. Johnson, 46, revealed how this is the first time he has ever been away from home on Thanksgiving.

Dwayne Johnson makes millions every year, but he wasn’t always so fortunate.

Word to the bird,” he wrote on Friday, alongside an image of the cooked turkey he and his loved ones enjoyed this year, before mentioning a “weird thing” about the meal he has had to “always keep close.”

The “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” opened up about how his family was so poor 27-years-ago they could not even afford a turkey.

“We were so piss broke, that we couldn’t even afford to buy a turkey,” Johnson explained. “We were praying someone would invite us over for Thanksgiving… The universe answered our prayers because friends of ours called to say Happy Thanksgiving and we were like, ‘HAPPY THANKSGIVING WE’LL BE RIGHT OVER TO CELEBRATE WITH YOU GUYS!’”


“This Thanksgiving was a unique one, in that it was the first time I’ve ever not been back home in the U.S. of A. But here in London, we still cooked and laid out a big, sweet spread to give our thanks and boundless gratitude for our loved ones,” he wrote.

Johnson wrote that “the universe answered our prayers.”

“Friends of ours called to say Happy Thanksgiving and were were like, ‘HAPPY THANKSGIVING WE’LL BE RIGHT OVER TO CELEBRATE WITH YOU GUYS K BYE!!’” he shared. “They were like, ‘Uhhh okaaaay great, see you soon?’ A very true and f— embarrassing story.”

“I’m weird this way, but remembering sh— like this helps me live a better and more grateful life,” he wrote.

Humorously he added that, “I’m quite sure I need therapy for this, but until then tequila will be my loving & empathetic therapist.”

Johnson will star in as himself in the upcoming comedy “Fighting with My Family” and the aforementioned “Hobbs and Shaw” in 2019, as well as Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” in 2020.

Johnson went on to share that while in London, he and girlfriend Lauren Hashian also attended a performance of Hamilton.

“To close out our Thanksgiving, @laurenhashianofficial took me to see @hamiltonmusical here in London,” he wrote on Instagram. “She had seen it multiple times and this was my FIRST TIME (I know, but I’m a very busy dude;) seeing this extraordinary and iconoclastic piece of art.”

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