Dwayne Johnson continues to prove that his heart is twice as big as his muscles!
The sensational wrestler-turned-actor is famous for being the sweetest celebrity to his fans and colleagues. Despite his macho appearance, the Hollywood heartthrob never shies away from showing his vulnerable side.
Famously known by his ring name “The Rock,” the former WWE Champion may need to change his moniker to “The Best” after he went far and beyond to ensure that super fan Adele experienced the most incredible night of her life.
Dwayne Johnson Reveals The Inner Workings Of His Grammy Surprise For Adele
The 65th annual Grammys was a memorable occasion for multiple reasons. One of the night’s best highlights was watching the “Set Fire To The Rain” songstress blush at Johnson’s surprise appearance.
Despite having numerous awards, including an Oscar, Adele got starstruck meeting her favorite celebrity for the first time. In an exclusive interview with Variety, the “Jumanji” star opened up about how the special night occurred.
The California native teamed up with Grammy showrunners to brighten the Tottenham native’s life. “We wanted to do something special for Adele,” the father-of-three told the outlet, “I know that she is a very big fan of mine and has made that clear publicly many times.”
However, Adele’s feelings were not one-sided, as the “Baywatch” star admitted to being the singer’s admirer. “I’ve got to tell you, I am a huge fan of hers, as well — her music, her journey, her openness and directness in how she speaks. I’ve always admired that about her.”
Given his love for the English songwriter, the former wrestler decided to kill two birds with a stone. He originally planned on attending the award show with his beautiful wife, Lauren Hashian, and decided to surprise the Golden Globe honoree.
Despite working on his upcoming movie “Red One,” the MTV Generation Award winner doubled his efforts in finishing the necessities in time for the event. Once Grammys showrunners heard the 50-year-old would attend, Ben Winston, the award show’s executive producer, brought up the idea to surprise Adele at the show.
Winston knew about the vocal powerhouse’s love for the movie star and previously tried to connect them at the Tottenham native’s “One Night Only” concert in 2021. Unfortunately, the Rock missed the opportunity and apologized for his absence by gifting Adele flowers.
Thanks to Winston’s plan, the “Black Adam” star could finally make it up to the “Hello” singer. According to Johnson, they traded various ideas for a week, trying to create the perfect surprise for the 34-year-old.
“The key to a surprise like that is to actually keep it a surprise,” the father-of-three explained. “Myself and the Grammys went to great lengths to make sure that Adele was authentically surprised at the moment, and she was.”
The sweet moment went smoothly thanks to Grammys host Trevor Noah, who introduced the pair during his opening monologue. Johnson greeted Adele with a big smile and bear hug, a moment he recalled with glee. “It was just a great surprise, and I was able to chat with her a little bit and her boyfriend, Rich Paul,” the entertainer gushed.
The little time they spent together seated at the same table took the Rock and Adele from strangers to best pals. As fate would have it, he had the opportunity to present a Grammy to his new BFF.
“I get up on stage, and I open that Grammy envelope, and it said ‘Adele.’ So that’s why I was able to say, ‘Get up here, best friend, Adele!’ It was such a special night,” the 50-year-old said before praising the Tottenham native as an inspirational icon.
Adele Gave An Emotional Acceptance Speech At The Grammys
Adele won a Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance thanks to her hit song, “Easy On Me.” The 34-year-old received the gold-plated gramophone from Johnson and broke down in tears while giving her acceptance speech.
The award marked her 16th Grammy. However, the moment was more significant for a particular reason. The English songwriter dedicated the trophy to her son, Angelo, who she shares with her ex-husband Simon Konecki.
During her speech, the “Someone Like You” artist momentarily paused for a shout-out to her lover, Paul Richie. “Oh god, Richie, he said, ‘don’t cry, if you win anything tonight, don’t cry!’ and here I am crying,” the songstress lamented in the sports agent’s voice.
Adele revealed that she wrote the first verse of “Easy On Me” in the shower while choosing to change Angelo’s life for the best.