Viral Today: August 19, 2019

Do you know who blindsided everyone with their marriage announcement? The Rock, that’s who. The movie star and his long-time girlfriend finally said their I Dos on August 19 in Hawaii. And people were quick to react.

That and other topics that went viral on August 19 is what you are in for right now.

The Rock Is Now Officially Married

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s new movie ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ tells the tale of an unlikely partnership taking shape in an action-packed fighting extravaganza. But the movie star is most likely more concerned with a different type of partnership now that he and girlfriend Lauren Hashian officially wed in Hawaii.

The Rock told the news on his Instagram page, where he posted a photo right from the magical occasion with a simple caption: “We do. August 18th, 2019. Hawaii. Pōmaikaʻi (blessed).” The news came as a bit of a surprise, as the blockbuster star hadn’t recently made any hints he’d be walking down the aisle anytime soon.

People were quick to congratulate the couple on this joyous occasion, with many of The Rock’s celebrity friends also crowding the comment section of the photo. Kevin Hart, Tom Brady, Ryan Reynolds, and Karen Gillan all sent their best to the newlyweds. The picture has gained over 6 million likes in roughly 3 hours. Now, that’s impressive.

People Are in Shock

Johnson met Hasian in 2006 and started dating in 2007, shortly after the film star’s divorce settled. The couple has two daughters together Jasmine, 3, and Tiana, 1, and has never given an indication they were thinking about wedding bells.

In fact, back in July 2018, Johnson told Entertainment Tonight he was in no rush and was enjoying their relationship just the way it is, mentioning that he already refers to Hasian as his wife anyways.

Given that, people are still wrapping their head around the news, but most people wished the happy couple all the best.

Other Viral Topics

  • Python Falls From the Ceiling, Then Takes a Nap?

What in the world is even happening in Australia? Stories about encounters with various strange and potentially dangerous creatures aren’t exactly uncommon, but this tale about a python falling from the ceiling on a bed has the internet saying a firm ‘NO’.

Luckily, the homeowners were away at the time, but they did get to meet their new roommate making itself comfortable on their bed. The family contacted the Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 and the snake was successfully returned to its natural home.

  • In Vacation in Sardinia? Be Sure Not to Take Some Sand!

A French couple found out the hard way that it’s illegal to take Sardian sand. The couple was caught with about 90lb of sand in their car, which they said they wanted to take home as a souvenir and did not know they were breaking the local law.

Police discovered the sand crammed into 14 plastic bottles, and the couple faces jail terms of up to six years. So, Sardinian sands are better left alone!

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