Paul Walker and Vin Diesel’s deep friendship obviously went beyond just being co-stars — and now Diesel has found a touching way to keep the late Walker’s memory alive.
“He [Walker] was in the room. There’s no other person that I’m thinking about as I’m cutting this umbilical cord,” he told Today‘s Natalie Morales. “I knew he was there and I felt like, you know, a way to keep his memory a part of my memory, a part of my world.”
Diesel and his girlfriend, Paloma Jimenez, announced the arrival of Pauline — their third child together — on March 16. The two are already parents to Hania Riley Sinclair, 6, and son Vincent Sinclair, 4.
Clearly, Diesel and the rest of the Fast & Furious family are still reeling from Walker’s death, particularly as they do promotion for the franchise’s latest installment, Furious 7.
“When the tragedy happened, I lost my best friend,” Diesel said at an early screening of the film last week. “I lost my brother.”
“This was a labor of love,” he added. “It was in some ways the hardest movie I ever had to do.”
Furious 7 will hit theaters on April 3.
Last November, ET caught up with Walker’s father, Paul Walker III, when he talked about his loss and paid tribute to his son.
by Antoinette Bueno