I want to be a man who is truthful and who won’t let pride get in the way of my ripping myself open to my partner and saying, “Here I am. This is me. This is all of me.” I feel there is something powerful when a man reaches a point in his life when he can be completely truthful. Because often we let pride and ego get in the way. Especially with a woman, you want her to see you a certain way. Now it is more important to me to be authentic. There is no longer a duality in my life where there’s one guy the public sees and another guy the woman I love sees. In this case, it’s the same person; that’s important to me. And when I say I’m going to take care of a woman, I don’t just mean physically, or sexually, or romantically. I’m going to take care of her emotionally and spiritually. I’m going to take care of her in all ways.
Dwanye “The Rock” Johnson in Essence Magazine