EXCLUSIVE: Dwayne Johnson Gushes Over Girlfriend Lauren Hashian: 'I Wake Up Every Day So Grateful'

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Following the news that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and his longtime girlfriend, Lauren Hashian, are expecting their first child together, the action star gushes over the mother-to-be.

“I wake up every day so grateful and so thankful that you have someone like [her]. Someone who you can walk through the world with,” Johnson says in an exclusive look at his upcoming episode on Oprah’s Master Class, which airs Sunday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. on OWN.

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Johnson, who was previously married to Dany Garcia, has been with Hashian for eight years -- and he seems as happy as ever. In the new episode, the 43-year-old action star opens up about the challenging times he had as a kid -- dysfunctional family, poverty, broken football dreams -- and almost seems amazed that he’s grown up to be a loving man and father.

“This is the kid who grew up an only child, who shouldered all the family’s problems,” Johnson says. “That kid who had a hard time with relationships is this man today.”

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Despite the millions he has made with hits, such as San Andreas and the Fast and Furious franchise, Johnson admits that his relationship with Hashian is his “most prized thing.”

“The smile is real when I think about that,” he adds.

This week, the couple confirmed they’re going to have a baby girl. This will be Johnson’s second child. He shares a 14-year-old daughter with his ex-wife. Get more info about the pregnancy news in the video below: