Posted by Vin Diesel on Saturday, September 17, 2016
Vin Diesel is doing his best to preserve Paul Walker's memory. While showing support for Paul's charity, Reach Out Worldwide, on Saturday, the Fast 8 star signed on to Facebook Live and revealed the late actor was the inspiration behind his decision to have children. "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," he revealed.
Vin, who is now a father to daughters Hania and Pauline and son Vincent, continued, "He must've been godsend because he put me on the right path . . . 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 you know, I am a dad, which is why I named my daughter Pauline because of the credit that Paul Walker deserves in my personal life." Paul's family was also at the benefit, including his mum, Cheryl Walker, who held back tears as she shared an emotional message for his fans.