Some bonds are so strong that they can connect people, blood-related or not, wherever they may be. Though it has been more than a year now since his friend and co-star Paul Walker passed, Vin diesel wants to keep a part of him alive by naming his new baby girl after him.
On Monday, March 23, Vin Diesel was featured being interviewed by Natalie Morales for NBC’s Today show, while they were riding on a helicopter above Los Angeles. Morales congratulated Diesel for the birth of his third child with his girlfriend Paloma Jimenez. Diesel then told Morales that, despite his desire for privacy in his personal life, he’s willing to tell her some of the details of the birth of his child. “I’m telling you this because I love you. I know that you are a good soul, and I know that this is in good hands.”
Just last Monday, March 16, Diesel posted a photo of him with his new baby on Facebook. He then captioned it with the lyrics of Louis Armstrong’s song ‘What a Wonderful World’. And in his interview, Diesel revealed that his new baby is in fact another girl and that he named her Pauline, after his soul friend and ‘Fast and Furious’ movies co-star Paul Walker.
Diesel believes that the name is very much appropriate as he recalled ‘feeling’ Walker while he was in the delivery room and cutting his baby’s umbilical cord. He also said that this is his way to keep his late friend’s memory alive.
Well-known as a movie actor particularly in the ‘Fast and Furious’ movies alongside Diesel, Walker died in a car crash last November 2013. Among the last movies he appeared in is the latest ‘Fast and Furious’ sequel, simply called ‘Furious 7’. As such, this sequel is deemed to be dear to the hearts of Diesel and the cast, as this is the last movie they shot together with him.
‘Furious 7’, starring Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker, will be released on theaters nationwide next Friday, April 3.
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