Vin Diesel has named his newborn daughter after his ‘Fast and Furious 7’ co-star Paul Walker, who died in November 2013.
The actor revealed his newborn child’s sex and name in an interview on the Today show, telling host Natalie Morales, “I named her Pauline.”
“There’s no other person I was thinking about when I was cutting this umbilical cord. I knew he was there and it felt like a way to keep his memory a part of my family, a part of my world.”
Pauline, Diesel’s third child with partner Paloma Jiminez, was born earlier this month. He also shared the first photo of Pauline on Facebook below.
The ‘Fast & Furious 7′ world premiere was cancelled at the last minute when Diesel opted to be present at the birth instead of attending the glitzy Abu Dhabi event, with a source telling The Hollywood Reporter, “He wants to be with his family at the birth; it’s a beautiful thing. What human being wouldn’t?”
Diesel and Walker starred together in 5 of the 7 ‘Fast and Furious’ films before Walker’s untimely time in a car accident in later 2013, midway through production on ‘Fast & Furious 7′.
Diesel paid an emotional tribute to his co-star at the film’s SXSW premiere calling ‘Fast & Furious 7′: “the hardest movie I ever had to do.”
“Because the relationships that you see on film are so real. When the tragedy happened, I lost my best friend. I lost my brother.”
‘Fast & Furious 7′ is coming to cinemas on 3 April. Watch a trailer below.
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