“It Wound Up Being a Great Decision”: Dwayne Johnson Admits Divorce With His Business Partner Dany Garcia Was “F**king Hard”

Hollywood icon Dwayne Johnson shared how his divorce with ex-wife Dany Garcia turned out to be good decision for their lives.

“It Wound Up Being a Great Decision”: Dwayne Johnson Admits Divorce With His Business Partner Dany Garcia Was “F**king Hard”

SUMMARY

  • Action star Dwayne Johnson a.k.a. The Rock, and his ex-wife Danny Garcia divorced in 2007
  • The ex-couple not let their daughter Simone be adversely affected by this phase of their life
  • Dwayne Johnson concluded that the divorce turned out to be the right move.
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It is taken as read that celebrity divorces are particularly hard because of the mass public’s attention and the media, of course. However, there are a few unique examples that showcase how even divorces can take a positive direction with unhindered cooperation, the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver. Similarly, action star Dwayne Johnson a.k.a. The Rock, and his ex-wife Danny Garcia divorced in 2007, after a decade of marriage, but it wasn’t the worst.

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Regardless, the ex-couple has nurtured a healthy relationship even after their rough patch. Garcia who is also Johnson’s business partner put her past behind and successfully raised their 22-year-old daughter Simone Johnson together. In a recent interview, Johnson candidly shared his journey from splitting up with Garcia to being great friends post-divorce. 

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Read more: “Didn’t have the ability or the capacity to stop”: Dwayne Johnson Almost Rejected Lauren Hashian Due to Ex-Wife Dany Garcia, Who Married His Personal Trainer

Dwayne Johnson opens up on life after divorce

Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia
Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia

The 51-year-old wrestler-turned-actor split with Dany Garcia on good terms. However, both realized their collective responsibility of raising Simone, which laid the foundation for the great bond they share at present. Hence, shedding light on his experience, The Rock recently appeared on Trevor Noah’s WHAT’S NOW podcast, spitting facts about his relationship with Garcia. The 6’4 actor revealed,

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“Divorce was f****** hard, man. With Dany, my ex-wife, who is now my business partner, we’re great friends. We have a beautiful daughter. We have an opportunity now to show her a way, post something not working out, post the relationship, and marriage not working out, but being an example for her of how you can work through something and resolve something.” 

Host Noah asked the actor about the learnings that allowed him to work with Garcia after the divorce. While acknowledging that the divorce was harsh, Johnson concluded that it turned out to be the right move. The Rock stated in the interview snippet posted on Twitter, 

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“You’ve got a lot to learn. So, that’s what we wid. And it wound up being a great decision.”

Dwayne Johnson and Garcia divorced seven years after the birth of their first child, Simone in 2001. However, it is worth noting that they did not let Simone be adversely affected by this phase of the ex-couple’s life. Currently business partners, Johnson once spoke about what might have affected his relationship with Garcia. 

Read more: “His decision means a helluva lot to me”: Dwayne Johnson Gets Emotional After XFL Hero Chose to Come Back for His 6 Year Old Son, Pens Heartfelt Note for the Legend

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Reason Behind Dwayne Johnson and Danny Garcia’s Divorce

Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia promoting XFL
Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia promoting XFL

The Rock has addressed his separation with Garcia in multiple interviews, although, his reasoning remained constant. The Black Adam actor shared that his divorce with Garcia was unlike the mainstream. They continued to be friends and do business. Furthermore, he explained that marriage did not seem to be their cup of tea. Johnson told Oprah Winfrey in an interview of her 2020 Vision Tour

“It was just… marriage wasn’t in our cards. Great friends. Marriage wasn’t in our cards, but we both had an appetite for business and to accomplish things. And we thought, well, what if we continued to do business together?”

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Similarly, the Samoan star admitted in another interview with CNN that the ex-couple failed to meet the expectations of their marriage which led to the separation. Nonetheless, he considered himself fortunate to have that kind of understanding with Garcia that allowed them to continue doing business together. 

Read more:  “Or I’ll slap that a**”: After Ex-Wife Dany Garcia Married His Trainer, The Rock Makes Wife Lauren Hashian Kiss Him Everytime She Walks Past Him

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