(NEW YORK) -- Most celebrities don't like to talk about their personal life -- but not Dwayne Johnson. In fact, during a recent interview with Esquire, he made a point of mentioning his girlfriend and his daughter Simone.
"I've lived with my longtime girlfriend, Lauren Hashian, going on, like, eight, nine years now. She's a singer-songwriter. We spend a lot of time with my daughter in Florida, Simone, who's 13. We do these stories and we talk so much about the business end, the success end, but then Lauren isn't mentioned and my daughter isn't mentioned," he told the magazine.
"I always like making sure we find the balance and my home life is in there and Lauren Hashian is in there and my daughter is in there," he added. "You gotta get the better half in there. With all the cool s**t and success that I've been lucky enough to get? That doesn't happen unless the home life is solid."
Johnson also spoke about life growing up in a wrestling family.
"At a very young age, at five, I was with my dad down [Rocky Johnson] in the wrestling ring and in the weight room, watching all these guys wrestle," he explained. "Everything was dirty: dirty gym, dirty mats. My dad said, 'I'm getting up at six; you're gonna get up at six, too. I'm having my coffee; you have your orange juice. I'm going to the gym; you come to the gym with me.'"
Asked if he enjoys wrestling or starring movies more, Johnson had a candid response about the lows of the sport.
"Wrestling is intimate. You can reach out and touch the wrestlers. I don't get that connection in movies, but the impact is so much greater. You're able to craft a longer career in movies," he said. "In wrestling, there's a shelf life, and some wrestlers don't pay attention to the shelf life."
Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.