The People’s Choice Awards were a family affair for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
The star brought 15-year-old daughter Simone as his date to Wednesday night’s event, where he was honored with the Favorite Premium Series Actor honor for his role in HBO’s “Ballers.”
He and the teen made for a glam lookalike pair while smiling for photos from their seats. Dwayne gave Simone a heartwarming hug and kiss on the cheek before taking the stage, acknowledging her mini-me status during his acceptance speech.
“I love you so much,” he said to Simone, adding, “Yeah, she looks like daddy.”
The actor also took a friendly shot at one of his fellow A-listers while offering a bit of advice.
“It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice,” Dwayne said, after sharing his gratitude for the “honor and privilege” to be an entertainer.
“Unless you’re talking to Kevin Hart,” he joked of his “Central Intelligence” co-star.
It wasn’t just about Dwayne’s big night, though. The actor also posed with Simone for a photo with girl group Fifth Harmony, who made their performance debut as a foursome during the ceremony.
Simone is Dwayne’s only child with ex-wife Dany Garcia. He welcomed baby girl Jasmine with longtime girlfriend Lauren Hashian in December 2015.
— Erin Biglow