Vin Diesel names daughter after late Fast and Furious co-star Paul Walker

Actor Vin Diesel has named his newborn daughter after co-star Paul Walker


by Fiona Day |
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Heartthrob Paul Walker tragically died over 18-months ago in a car accident in Los Angeles. Friend and Fast and Furious co-star Vin Diesel payed tribute to the actor by naming his newborn daughter Pauline after the 40-year-old.

He told America’s The Today show: "I named her Pauline."

"There's no other person that I'm thinking about as I'm cutting this umbilical cord. I knew he was there and I felt like, you know, a way to keep his memory a part of my memory, a part of my world."

Paul with Vinny's daughter Hania

Diesel, 47, marked the one year anniversary of his death by sharing a touching photo of Paul with his eldest daughter Hania Riley.

He wrote alongside it: "He was a part of so much in my life...long personal talks with my mother or babysitting the Alpha Angel...he took a certain pride in being uncle Pablo...after all, we were filming a scene in FF4 the day she was born, and he being the only one I told, encouraged me to go in and cut the umbilical cord.

He was an important part of my transition into fatherhood...that healthy family member, with the most positive outlook on life...A year ago today...a year of mourning...and his absence still leaves me speechless. We miss you Pablo."

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