What better way to honor your best friend than to name your newborn baby after them. Vin Diesel made sure that Paul Walker’s memory would live on, by naming his precious little baby girl Pauline. How wonderful!
Vin Diesel, 47, opened up in a new interview on March 23 on how wonderful, yet emotional, it was to honor Paul Walker in the new Furious 7 film on NBC’s Today. He also revealed another way Paul’s legacy will live on and it’s so perfect.
Vin Diesel Names Daughter Pauline After Paul Walker
It’s an emotional time for Vin who just welcomed his third child on March 16 with his longtime girlfriend Paloma Jiménez. The actor has also started his press tour for his new film Furious 7, which is obviously a very difficult time for him, due to the loss of co-star and best friend, Paul. But the actor decided to honor his “brother” by doing something amazing, naming his newborn daughter after him.
“I named her Pauline. There’s no other person that I’m thinking about as I’m cutting this umbilical cord,” Vin told Natalie Morales on NBC’s Today. “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.” How wonderful of him!
He went on to say, “I’m telling you this because I love you,” he told the anchor. “I know that you are a good soul, and I know that this is in good hands.”
Vin Posts Heartwarming Picture Of Daughter And Paul
Vin took to his Facebook on the one-year anniversary of Paul’s death and posted a heartfelt picture of his best friend. In the snap Paul is bonding with Vin’s firstborn daughter, Hania Riley.
He captioned the post:
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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