The admiration is certainly mutual.
While the 2023 Grammy Awards had plenty of surprises (or upheavals, if you’re part of Beyhive), like appearances by Madonna and Lizzo’s gospel choir, one of the biggest moments of the night came out on top. a spectacle. , when host Trevor Noah surprised nominee (and winner) Adele with a facetime with one of his Hollywood favorites: The Rock. In fact, as fans learned that night, even though the superstar singer expressed her love and admiration for Dwayne Johnson, the two had never met. Everything changed, of course, and Johnson assured fans and viewers that the admiration was mutual. He also explained that he was a big fan of Adele’s music and her attitude, saying he liked her to speak her mind.
“We wanted to do something special for Adele,” Johnson said. Variety. “I know she’s a huge fan of mine and has said so publicly many times. But I have to tell you, I’m a huge fan of her too – her music, her journey, her openness and her candor. in the way she speaks. I’ve always admired that about her.
“We were trying to come up with something to do that was going to be fun and surprise her, and we had been brainstorming all week,” Johnson said of the work it took to create this special moment. “The key to a surprise like this is to keep it surprising. The Grammys and I went to great lengths to make sure Adele was genuinely surprised in the moment, and she was.”
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In addition to this reunion, Johnson later presented Adele with an award when she won the Gramophone for Best Pop Solo Performance.
“It was just a big surprise and I got to chat with her and her boyfriend, Rich Paul for a bit,” Johnson concluded. “And talking about the universe meeting our friendship halfway: I go on stage and I open this Grammy envelope and it says ‘Adele’. That’s why I got to say, ‘Get up here best friend , Adele!’ It was such a special night. And she is such an iconic, brilliant and inspiring artist who inspired a generation and will continue to inspire generations to come. I love this woman. We had a great time this I think the best part about it all is that she’s just cool – and I’ve never met her before.
Ahead of the Grammy Awards, Adele mentioned she was “the biggest wrestling fan when I was younger” while meeting YouTube star NikkieTutorials.
“Someone I’ve never met who I think I would actually cry about is The Rock,” she said during the 2021 chat. She also casually mentioned that Johnson told her sent flowers after a show once. “I almost fell out of my chair,” she revealed.
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