- Vin Diesel revealed his daughter was Meadow Walker’s maid of honor at her wedding in October.
- Diesel shared the news in a tribute post to Paul Walker on the eighth anniversary of his death.
- “My children always tell me that uncle Paul is with you dad, always,” Diesel wrote in the post.
Vin Diesel said Paul Walker’s daughter, Meadow Walker, asked his own daughter Hania Riley to be her maid of honor at her wedding in an Instagram post on Wednesday.
Meadow, 23, and Hania, 13, are pictured smiling in a black and white shot from the wedding day in October in the post. Captioning it, Diesel reflected on the fatherly advice Paul gave him before his daughter’s birth to honor his “Fast and Furious” co-star on the eighth anniversary of his death.
“I told you that I was about to have a baby and didn’t know what to expect at the hospital which I was heading to after work. Will never forget what you told me,” Diesel wrote. “You said a lot of tough guys will tell you to wait out side of the delivery room, but that’s wrong. Go in there, actually cut the umbilical cord and it will be the best day of your life.”
“The same angel that you helped me prepare for in the most beautiful way with your brotherly advice is the same angel that precious Meadow asked to be her Maid of Honor,” the 54-year-old actor, who is also Meadow’s godfather according to People, added.
Paul died from injuries sustained in a car accident in 2013 while in Santa Clarita for a car show. At the time, the 40-year-old was in middle of filming “Fast 7.”
Meadow, who is married to actor Louis Thornton-Allan, shared a childhood photo of her and Paul in an Instagram tribute on Wednesday. She wrote: “I love and miss you endlessly. Today and everyday I celebrate your life, your love. And you, my best friend.”
Despite years passing, Diesel said in his Instagram post there isn’t a day where he doesn’t reflect on the brotherhood they developed.
“Tragedies in life are always followed by life’s blessings if you just stay open and have faith,” he wrote. Vin shares three children with his partner, Paloma Jiménez, and said: “My children always tell me that uncle Paul is with you dad, always.”
Diesel himself reportedly played a central role during Meadow’s special day by walking her down the aisle. Discussing their relationship with ExtraTV in June, the actor said he felt very “protective” over her.
“She takes good care of me,” Diesel said. “She’s the first person on Father’s Day to wish me Happy Father’s Day. To see her with my children is one of the most beautiful things.”