November 16, 2016
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Actor Dwayne Johnson, left, and Lauren Hashian arrive at the 2016 AFI Fest — “Moana” world premiere at El Capitan Theatre on Monday in Los Angeles.
By BILL BROTHERTON
What’s it like waking up every morning next to the “Sexiest Man Alive”?
Lauren Hashian, a 2002 graduate of Lynnfield High School, could tell you. She and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the actor who Tuesday was named People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive,” have been together for 10 years and are the parents of 11-month-old Jasmine.
But the 32-year-old daughter of Lynnfield residents Suzanne and John “Sib” Hashian, former drummer of the band Boston, is intensely private … so we’ll just say “Congratulations!”
The couple reportedly met when Johnson was in Boston filming “The Game Plan” in 2006. Johnson, 44, the world’s highest-paid actor, shot scenes at Lynn Classical High School for “Central Intelligence,” his buddy movie with Kevin Hart that arrived in theaters last June.
When People magazine informed Johnson, who is 6-feet-5-inches tall and weighs a muscular 245 pounds, he was the sexiest of them all, the former WWE champ said “That’s awesome. … Wow, we’ve pretty much reached the pinnacle. I’m not quite too sure where we go from here. I’ve done it all, this is it.”
Johnson told the magazine it’s his relationships with longtime girlfriend Hashian, baby Jasmine and daughter Simone, 15, (with ex-wife Dany Garcia) that matter most and keep him grounded.
“I’ve made big sweeping changes in my career over the years, which have served me nicely,” he says. “But I feel that the big sweeping changes that happened in my life, in my relationships, of being a dad, of being a partner, and the things that I was and the things that I am, has really lent itself to a confidence.”
“We just have this awesome family that is truly nontraditional but so rooted in love. And that’s such a cool thing,” he told the magazine. “I’m very proud of it.”
Last year’s winner was British soccer standout David Beckham. Other recent winners include Chris Hemsworth, Adam Levine and Channing Tatum.
Johnson has lent his voice to a character in the animated Disney film “Moana,” which opens in theaters next week.
People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” issue hits newsstands on Friday.
Bill Brotherton can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.