‘Furious 7’ star, Vin Diesel has revealed his late co-star, Paul walker was instrumental in encouraging him to start a family.
The 49-year-old attended a Reach Out Worldwide charity event with Paul‘s father, Paul Walker III, and his brother Cody on Saturday (September 17) where he opened up about how Paul inspired him to have children.
According to Vin, it was Paul who told him to go to hospital to be there for the birth of Pauline.
“Paul was very instrumental in my segue into fatherhood. He was the one that told me to go to the hospital.
“He’s the one that told me to cut the umbilical cord. He told me to cut the umbilical cord! [He was] the only person, in California, that knew I was about to have a child,” the Mirror quoted him to have said.
“He must’ve been God-sent because he put me on the right path. He set me up. And when we did the first ‘Fast & Furious’, I was already 30 years old or something, but he was a father.
Diesel further added “When we were in the cars in between takes, he would tell me, ‘Hey, Vin, it’s not a scary thing to become a father’ [and] give me all the good advice. Next thing I know, I am a dad … [He] is why I named my daughter Pauline because of the credit that Paul Walker deserves in my personal life.”
“The one thing Paul always wanted me to do was be present at my child’s birth. He was so adamant about it. We were in Puerto Rico doing the [last] scene. Paul Walker and I came out of the car and [we found out] her water broke in New York. My son was being born. He was like, ‘We can film later. You have to go now.’ And he was right and I did”.
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