Vin Diesel revealed on NBC’s Today show that he has named his newborn daughter after late actor Paul Walker.
“I named her Pauline,” Vin Diesel said on March 23.
“There’s no other person that I’m thinking about as I’m cutting this umbilical cord,” he added.
“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 Walker died on November 30, 2013, in a car crash
Vin Diesel also revealed why he broke the news with anchor Natalie Morales.
“I’m telling you this because I love you,” he told the journalist.
“I know that you are a good soul, and I know that this is in good hands.”
Pauline, whose birth was announced via Facebook March 16, is Vin Diesel’s third child with Paloma Jiménez.
Vin Diesel and his longtime girlfriend are also the proud parents of daughter Hania Riley Sinclair, 6, and son Vincent Sinclair, 4.
Paul Walker, who is survived by his 16-year-old daughter Meadow Walker, was a big influence on Vin Diesel.
Fast & Furious 7, Paul Walker’s final movie, opens in theaters nationwide April 3.
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