Dwayne Johnson Jokes He'll Name His Baby Girl After His 'Jumanji' Co-Star Kevin Hart (Exclusive)
By Emily Krauser
If Kevin Hart has his way, Dwayne Johnson's baby girl will be named in his honor!
The co-stars goofed around with ET's Kevin Frazier on the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of their new movie, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, on Monday, just hours after The Rock announced that he and girlfriend Lauren Hashian are expecting their second daughter.
"I'm very, very blessed," Johnson, 45, told ET.
Hart couldn't resist cracking a joke: "Word on the street, the name is Kevina... Kevina Johnson."
"I talked to Lauren -- we may name her Kevina... out of the honor and respect I have for my bestie here," the wrestler-turned-actor replied.
The 38-year-old comedian clearly appreciated the sweet gesture he suggested himself, saying, "Thank you. It's a big deal."
Hashian joined the duo on the red carpet, cradling her baby bump as she and her beau posed for pics, including an ultra cute one of Johnson planting a kiss on her cheek.
Johnson shared the good news on Instagram earlier in the day, posting a gorgeous photo of the couple's 1-year-old daughter, Jasmine, sitting under a Christmas tree adorned with a sign reading, “It’s a girl! Can’t wait to be big sister! And finally be the boss!”
“Our Jasmine Lia would like to make a big announcement - IT’S A GIRL! ?,” the proud dad captioned the photo. “@laurenhashianofficial and I are boundlessly grateful for this blessing as this spring we’ll welcome our second baby. Plus, Jazzy is excited to boss around and protect her lil’ sis.”
“And once again, big daddy is completely surrounded by beautiful estrogen and loving, powerful female mana,” the Baywatch star continued. “All girls. Only dude. I wouldn’t have it any other way. #ItsAGirl #GratefulMan #TequilaTime ?.”
"It's amazing, and I feel full circle, you know? Look, Kevin and I joke around all the time. We have this awesome chemistry on and off screen, but we have very similar backgrounds of us cutting our teeth in another profession before we got to Hollywood," he explained. "For us, our goal was just to make it. It wasn't, 'I want to be a big movie star,' it was, 'I want to do good work' and that was important... I know Kevin felt the same way when he got his star, so it's all about the hard work and doing good."
"It's honestly a different ball game when you see a guy actually, like he said, put the work in," Hart added.
"And, yes, we joke, yes, we play, but my heart genuinely is with this guy. He's a friend, so to see the accolades come in behind the effort he's put in, to see him close out this year with such an impact, not just with Jumanji but bringing a new life into the world and that news? The star, it goes full circle, man. All I can do is stand back and be proud of my brother, because to see him happy makes me happy."