There might be very few groups of people who do not know about “The People’s Champion,” “The Rock,” WWE, and one of the biggest movies stars Dwyane Johnson.
Yeah, most of us know about Dwyane and some may even know about his father Rocky Johnson who used to be a professional wrestler but how many of us know about Dwyane’s mother Ata?
Just like you, many people don’t know about Ata Johnson so this article is all about Dwyane’s mother Ata Johnson, scroll down to know everything about Ata Johnson.
Short Biography of Ata Johnson
Even though Ata is not as popular as her son The Rock, she was known by the people before Dwyane was popular because of her well-known wrestler father Peter Maivia and husband Rocky Johnson.
Ata was born on October 25, 1948, in Hawaii, United States and currently, she is 73 years old. If you are wondering what her zodiac sign is then according to her birth date she is Scorpio. She was named Mataniufeagaimaleata Fitisemanu when she was born.
After her mother, Ofelia ‘Lia’ Fuataga married Peter Maivia, Peter adopted Ata and changed her name from Mataniufeagaimaleata Fitisemanu to Ata Fitisemanu Maivia. It seems that she grew up with her parents and brother Peter Maivia Jr. but we don’t have any information regarding her educational background.
How Did She Meet Rocky Johnson?
Since Ata’s father was a wrestler naturally her brother Peter Maivia Jr. also walked in his father’s footsteps to become a professional wrestler.
Ata’s brother and Rocky were partners for a match and that is where she met Rocky for the first time according to some sources. They then fell in love but sources say that Ata’s father did not give her approval to date Rocky, despite his disapproval they started dating and got married in 1970.
Around two years after their marriage, Ata gave birth to Dwayne Johnson on May 2, 1972, who is now the highest-paid actor giving back-to-back super hit movies.
Divorce and Rocky’s Death
After more than 30 years of living together as a married couple, Ata and Rocky decided to go their separate ways in 2003. According to celebritiestn the main reason for their decision to go a separate way to get a divorce is that Rocky had a very busy schedule. Also, they used to get into an argument most of the time. After their divorce, Ata did not married to anyone but Rocky got married to a woman named Dana Martin.
Rocky died on January 15, 2020, because of a pulmonary embolism. According to B. Brian Blair, Rocky thought that he had flu but he did not care to see a doctor. He was 75 years old when he left this world, many wrestlers paid tribute to him including Hulk Hogan.
Ata’s Mother was First Female Professional Wrestling Promoter
After Ata’s father Peter’s death, her mother Lia took over the Polynesian Pro Wrestling territory of Hawaii and became one of the first female professional wrestling promoters. Lia’s promotion used to host or run a show in the 1980s that was called Polynesian Pacific Pro Wrestling.
Ata Has Been Featured in Various TV Shows
In 1996 Ata appeared on television for the first time, she was in one of the episodes of WWE Raw. Since then she used to be seen every now and then in various wrestling programs and on May 10, 2002, she was seen in a popular TV show Late Show with David Letterman.
She was also seen in one of the episodes of Tagata Pacifika and she was also behind the scenes in Dwyane’s movie Hobbs and Shaw, according to Dwyane it was the first time the Samoan culture was showcased globally and when Ata saw them doing Haka or Siva Tau she started crying of joy.
She Tried to Commit Suicide
According to her son Dwyane Johnson, when he was around 15 years they lost their apartment, and after that Ata tried to commit suicide. “She got out of the car on Interstate 65 in Nashville and walked into oncoming traffic, I grabbed her and pulled her back on the gravel shoulder of the road.” He said in an interview with Express.
Her Body Measurement
According to some sites, Ata is 5.5ft tall and weighs around 58kg. As mentioned she is now 72 years old but she does not look like she’s 72 she is still beautiful with her dark hair and pair of beautiful hazel eyes.
How Much Does She Earn? (Her Net Worth)
There is no official statement nor are there any trustworthy sites that have written about her net worth so we can’t say how much she earns or how much her net worth is but many believe that she has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
She Has Three Grandchildren
Ata is a happy and proud grandmother of three and they are Simone Alexandra, Jasmine, and Tiana Gia Johnson. Simone is from Dwyane and his ex-spouse Dany Garcia and Jasmine and Tiana is from Dwyane and his wife Lauren Hashian.
Her Son is a Successful Actor
Dwyane Johnson is a successful actor and he is also known as one of the hardest working men. He has given many hit movies including Red Notice, Hobbs & Shaw, Rampage, Journey to the Center of the Earth 2, The Scorpion King, Moana, San Andreas, Central Intelligence, and many more.
Dwyane is one of the most loved actors of all time and as mentioned above he is the highest-paid actor with a net worth of $320 million.
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Dwyane is really close to his mother Ata and he keeps posting pictures of him and his mother every now and then on his social media accounts, we even see him with his mother in various events together. Not only Dwyane but Ata also loves to post pictures on her Instagram account.
He started his career as a wrestler just like his grandfather and father and later he was seen in Beyond the Mat, after that, his face was used in The Mummy Returns. According to Dwyane the studio then decided to give Dwyane’s character his own story and that’s how we got the movie The Scorpion King which is the movie that helped him kick off in Hollywood.