Steve Tanner (played by Anthony Starke) is Lauren's father and former manager of The Rock. Steve is a wealthy lawyer who always tries to get the best for his daughter. He was engaged to Summer Van Horne, but Summer broke up with Steve after discovering that Steve had threatened Lauren's mother not to come to Nationals. He dated Emily's mother Chloe but broke up with her because he didn't feel like he could trust her. He and Summer get back together after Sasha leaves The Rock and they eventually get engaged in the same episode as the one where Sasha comes back ("Requiem For A Dream"). Once Summer finds out Steve and Lauren have been keeping the secret that Lauren sent out the pic to Ellen Beals, she breaks the engagement with him, but she still supports Lauren.