BY AMJAD IBRAHIM
Vin Diesel has named his fourth child Pauline in honour of Paul Walker, his late best friend and co-star in the Fast & Furious films.
Today journalist Natalie Morales was first to reveal the news during a helicopter ride.
Holding back tears, Diesel said, “I’m telling you, it’s because I love you, Natalie. I know that you are a good soul, and I know that this is in good hands … I named her Pauline.”
He said the name deonstrated the love he had for the “two souls, both in the one body”.
“There’s no other person that I was thinking about as I was cutting this umbilical cord,” he said. “I just thought, I knew he was there. I thought it was a way to keep his memory a part of my family, a part of my world.”
Furious 7 was screened for the first time around the time Pauline was born. Diesel said it was the hardest movie he ever had to make, because of the weight he had on his shoulders after Walker’s death in a car accident. The final instalment in the Fast & Furious franchise opens on April 3.