Vin Diesel and Paul Walker have a bond like no other duo in the acting game. The audience knows them from the movie series “Fast and the Furious.” The duo started working together in 2001 when the first “Fast and the Furious” came out.
From there on, their friendship began to grow. An unbreakable bond was created when they first met. Diesel said Walker was the main influence that prepared him for fatherhood.
Diesel said, “He was an important part of my transition into fatherhood…[he was] that healthy family member, with the most positive outlook on life.” This shows how close their relationship was. But not only did Diesel have a close relationship with Walker, but everybody in Diesel’s family did.
Walker was said to have a special bond with Diesel’s first daughter, Hania Riley. Diesel commented on their bond: “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.”
Walker was also the one who told Diesel to stop in the middle of shooting “Fast and the Furious 4” to go cut the umbilical cord of his daughter.
When Walker died, so did a piece of Diesel. He lost a true friend in life that he could never get back.
Diesel broke down in the middle of introducing the “Furious 7” at the Southwest film festival. He said that finishing the film was a labor of love as he told the crowd while he teared up. Diesel said to the crowd, “It was in some ways 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.”
Diesel recently had his third child who he named after Walker. He named his daughter Pauline. Diesel said Walker was the only thing on his mind while cutting the umbilical cord.
Diesel said it was a way Walker could stay in his world and stay relevant in his life.
He said he felt the presence of Walker while in the delivery room. Diesel said the memories that he and Walker had shared will be lived on through Pauline.