Vin Diesel and partner Paloma Jimenez welcomed their third child into the world and decided to name her Pauline, in memory of the late Paul Walker, his close friend and co-star in the five out of the seven films in the Fast and the Furious series.
"He was in the room. There's no other person that I was thinking about as I was cutting this umbilical cord. I just ... knew he was there. It felt like, you know, a way to keep his memory a part of my family and a part of my world," the actor said in an interview with NBC Today, with the confession holding a visible emotional weight over him. Pauline was reported to have been born right around when first screening of Furious 7 was underway at the SXSW festival.
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker had a friendship rooted deeper than merely their on-screen camaraderie, one that had not faded in the light of their hectic acting careers; considering him family and commented on how he “lost a brother” when the actor died in a car accident in 2013.