Dwayne Johnson shares why he was hesitant to remarry: 'My divorce did a number on me'

Paige Gawley

Dwayne Johnson is opening up about why he had to think long and hard before tying the knot a second time.

The 47-year-old actor covers WSJ. Magazine's December/January issue -- which hits newsstands Dec. 14 -- and reveals how his 2008 divorce from Dany Garcia made him question whether or not he'd say "I do" again.

"My divorce did a number on me," he admits. "I wasn’t fearful of getting married again, there was just some hesitancy."

Johnson's pause became moot when he met his current wife, Lauren Hashian, whom he married in a secret ceremony back in August after nearly a decade of dating. The couple share two daughters together, Jasmine, 3, and Tiana, 1, and Johnson has an 18-year-old daughter, Simone, with Garcia.

"Within 30 seconds [of meeting Hashian], I thought, 'Wow, this girl’s stunning,'" he recalls. "At the time, I was going through my breakup with Dany, and she was just coming off a big breakup too. Ironically, when you’re not looking for something, the power of the universe kind of takes over."

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"... Lauren was incredibly patient: 'I love you, you love me, we have this amazing life together -- no presh,'" he adds.

As for how they pulled off their secret Kauai ceremony, Johnson tells the outlet that he and Hashian "had a full security detail in case there were helicopters."

"There was no press, no paparazzi. No one knew," he says. "I was shocked but so grateful. My life is so loud and noisy; the fact that it was quiet was a big win."

Also lending to the quiet was that there were only nine adults from the couple's "tight, tight circle" present at the 8 a.m. ceremony.

"I’ve been up since 4, I’ve got an 8:30 workout -- I gotta get this going, get to the part where 'I do!'" Johnson quipped of his early morning nuptials.