Vin Diesel was photographed bringing late actor and castmate Paul Walker’s daughter down the aisle to her future husband in an emotional moment. Diesel and Walker were longtime pals who appeared in several Fast and Furious films together. And it appears like Diesel is still standing up for his daughter, 22-year-old model Meadow, in honor of his late friend’s friendship. Meadow married her partner, actor Louis Thornton-Allan, in an intimate ceremony in the Dominican Republic earlier this month, according to Vogue. “We couldn’t have asked for a more lovely and intimate wedding,” Walker said. “And, to be honest, it was a breeze. From the beginning, Louis and I understood exactly what we wanted. It was a small and private gathering. We were all dancing barefoot in the sand. We lighted lanterns into the lovely night sky as the night came to a close with a spectacular display of fireworks.”
At the age of 40, Paul Walker tragically died in an automobile accident on November 30, 2013. Meadow Rain, his 15-year-old daughter, was present at the moment. In the Fast & Furious franchise, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker were close friends and co-stars. More recently, the 54-year-old actor paid tribute to the star with a touching Instagram post a few days after what would’ve been his 48th birthday. So much to tell you… ordinarily I would say you wouldn’t believe how I spent your birthday… but by the safe outcome, I know you were there with me in spirit… I’m missing you. Always.
Jordana Brewster, who played his on-screen wife, was among those who recalled the late actor on his birthday. According to Brewster, who spoke to PEOPLE, “Every year, on his birthday, I have a method of honoring him, remembering him, and celebrating him. And I think part of what’s good about the cast being together is that we also honor and appreciate him.” “Sometimes it’s still surreal that he’s not among us,” she added.
Meadow also paid respect to her father on his 48th birthday by sharing a touching childhood photo of herself with the late actor on Instagram. Meadow captioned the photo, “Happy birthday daddy, I love you.”
Vin Diesel maintains a close relationship with the Walker family. Meadow may even appear in the Fast & Furious franchise, according to him. “Let me just say, without giving away all of Fast 10’s secrets, nothing is ruled out,” he told EDaily !’s Pop. Meadow is his goddaughter, and the actor revealed that he feels “extremely protective” of her. In June, he told Extra, “She’s the first person on Father’s Day to wish me Happy Father’s Day.”
“It’s one of the most lovely things to see her with my kids,” Diesel continued. “There are times when I see her playing with Pauline, [his 6-year-old daughter], and it hits me so hard because I can only image what my brother sees.” Similce, 13, and Vincent, 11, are the actor’s children with Paloma Jiménez, 38, and their 6-year-old daughter Pauline is named after Paul Walker.