Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson reveals he cried 'manly tears' following Joe Biden’s election win

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson reveals he cried 'manly tears' following Joe Biden’s election win

DWAYNE JOHNSON has revealed he cried following Joe Biden’s US election win – though he insisted they were “manly tears”. 

The Rock shared details of his reaction to the result in an eight-minute-long video posted on Instagram in which he attempted to explain why he decided to back Biden in the race. 

It marked the first election in which Johnson has formally backed a candidate and it was one that irked many of his Donald Trump-supporting followers on social media. 

But while the wrestling icon acknowledged not all of his supporters appreciated the move, it was one he felt necessary for a number of reasons. 

Speaking in the video, Johnson revealed how he shed “manly tears” when news of the result broke. 

“I may have cried a tear or two or 10,” he joked.  

“The reason I got emotional yesterday was because of what I felt my vote represented. And I was talking to Lauren, my wife, we were talking about our two little baby girls, and that’s exactly what my vote represented. My vote represented my little daughters. 

“My vote represented humanity. My vote represented decency. It represented the values and the principles of which we teach our little girls. My vote also, for me, represented the importance of just being a good, decent human being and how important that is. This whole weekend, I took some time to celebrate, but my celebration is also with acknowledgement that we have a country that’s completely divided.” 

While he acknowledged his decision to back Biden sparked off a “s***storm” among fans, he felt it was worth the risk. 

“It wasn’t enough for me just to stand on the sidelines and be silent. It certainly wasn’t enough for me to post a picture on Instagram holding a little sticker that says I voted. Not for me, that wasn't going to cut it. I felt like if I was going to make a real impact in this election, if I was going to move the needle, then I was going to speak from my heart and I was going to be willing to lay it all out on the line. And that’s exactly what I did.” 

Johnson, who is distantly Irish, finished things off with a toast of tequila – because everyone needed a drink or two after the week they just had.