Ata Johnson is known as an American celebrity mom who is widely known as the mother of famous wrestler and actor, Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock. She was married to professional wrestler, Rocky Johnson but they split.
In this article, we’re going to learn everything you need to know about The Rock’s mom, Ata Johnson.
Ata Johnson biography
Ata Johnson is known in real life as Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia and was born on October 25th, 1948 in Hawaii, United States of America, as of 2022 she is 73 years old and currently lives in Miami, Florida, USA.
She holds American nationality and her ethnicity is Samoan. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio.
There are no details about the biological parents of Ata Johnson as she was adopted by Peter and Lia Maivia.
Her father, Peter Maivia was Samoan-American professional wrestler and promoter who has a successful career during his time and her mother, Lia Maivia also worked as a wrestler promoter.
The Rock’s mom has two brothers, Toa Maivia and Peter Maivia Jr., Peter also ventured into wrestling after the death of his father but there are no details about Toa Maivia.
Ata Johnson’s father died of Cancer in 1982 and her mother also died from a heart attack in October 2008.
Ata Johnson career
Ata Johnson has had three acting credits under her name as she had featured in movies like WrestleMania 31, WrestleMania, and Young Rock.
Ata Johnson’s personal life
Ata Johnson was married to Rocky Johnson in 1970 after they met through a wrestling match where her brother, Peter Maivia Jr. was paired with Rocky to fight in a tag team match and as they had chemistry they started dating.
Ata Johnson’s father, Peter didn’t support the relationship because he was a wrestler and had the experience of being busy and traveling so he knew what was installed.
Rocky was initially married to Una before marrying Ata Johnson and in that union, they were blessed with two children, Wanda and Curtis
However, Ata Johnson and Rocky only had one child, Dwayne Douglas Johnson aka The Rock, born on May 2nd, 1972 in Hayward, California, United States of America.
Why did Ata Johnson and Rocky divorce?
The Rock’s mom and dad divorced in 2003 after being married for over 30 years however there’s not much known about the cause of the divorce.
Sources say they decided to split because of their busy schedule, Rocky and Ata reportedly fought on a regular basis when Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock was growing up and it affected the mental health of Ata Johnson.
In 1991, Rocky ended his wrestling career and decided to train his son Dwayne in the game, this helped The Rock to perfect his skills and established himself as one of the best all-time wrestling professionals.
Rocky Johnson remarried Dana Martin after divorcing Ata Johnson as they tied the knot in January 2004 but Ata stayed single to focus on raising her granddaughters, Jasmine, Simone Alexandra, and Tiana Gia.
Rocky Johnson died at the age of 75 years in January 2020 in his house in Lutz, Florida.
Where does Ata Johnson live?
On June 25th, 2020, The Rock gifted his mom, Ata Johnson a house as he posted a video on his Instagram.