With all the Fast and Furious movies that have come out, the one thing we are sure about is how much Vin Diesel values family not just in these movies but also in real life. The bond the cast of Fast and Furious movies share with one another outside of the film is the definition of found family. Among them, actor Vin Diesel shared the most remarkable friendship with the late actor Paul Walker.
In 2013, when actor Paul Walker passed away after a tragic road accident, the news had been the hardest not only for his daughter Meadow but also for Vin Diesel and the rest of his Fast family. Two years after his best friend’s death, Vin paid tribute to him by naming his newborn daughter after him. So, how old is Pauline today? And what else do we know about the sweet girl?
Pauline is the Youngest of the Sinclair Clan
Vin Diesel and Paloma Jimenez’s daughter Pauline Sinclair was born on March 14, 2015. The nine-year-old is the youngest daughter of the family. Pauline has one older sister, Hania ‘Similce’ Riley Sinclair who was born on April 2, 2008, and an older brother, Vincent Sinclair who was born on August 15, 2010.
Pauline’s Parents Have Been Together for 15 Years
Pauline’s parents Vin Diesel and Paloma Jimenez have been together since 2007. Her father, whose real name is Mark Sinclair, has been active as an actor for more than three decades with his most recognizable work being the Fast and Furious franchise. Her mother Paloma Jimenez was born in Mexico and began her career working as a model appearing in Maxim(2005) and a few fashion shows in 2006 and 2007. She has also been a part of many ad campaigns for brands like Coca-cola, Honda Civic, Pantene and more.
Pauline’s parents prefer the privacy of their life which explains why we don’t really know how the couple met and got together. However, Vin does acknowledge the importance Paloma has in his life. On the red carpet for his movie xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Vin gushed:
“I’m speechless. I mean, she’s so stunningly beautiful. She’s my rock. So she’s so stunningly beautiful on the inside. She’s everything. She’s the perfect mother.”
Pauline Was Named After Paul Walker
In 2013, actor Paul Walker died following a tragic car accident. Paul Walker was not just Vin Diesel’s co-star but one of his best pals and part of his family. So, when his daughter was born he wanted to honor him by naming his daughter after him.
“He was in the room [when she was born]. There’s no other person that I was thinking about as I was cutting this umbilical cord,” Vin revealed Today after the birth of Pauline. “I just… knew he was there. It felt like a way to keep his memory a part of my family and a part of my world.”
Pauline is Very Close with Meadow Walker
Paul Walker’s daughter Meadow Walker has always been just as much family to Vin Diesel as Paul was. He is Meadow’s godfather. But not just him, his whole family is very close to Meadow. When Meadow got married to her boyfriend Louis Thornton Allen in 2021, Vin walked her down the aisle a few years ago and his eldest daughter Hania was asked to be her Maid of honour. Pauline, while much younger than Meadow, also shares a beautiful bond with her.
Talking about Meadow’s relationship with his children, Vin said:
“To see her with my children is one of the most beautiful things. There are moments when I see her playing with Pauline and it hits me so deep ‘cause I can only imagine what my brother sees when he sees that.” “I feel very protective. It goes beyond the movie.”
Pauline is into Cars
With a father like Vin Diesel who has always had a love for cars, it does not come as a surprise that his children would also be interested in them. Pauline who is just nine years old is already a car enthusiast.
In 2017, when Vin Diesel appeared as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live, he shared that his 22-month-old daughter already had a favourite car; a ‘69 Dodge Daytona. “I think it runs in the genes,” Vin told the host. “Because she fights for it whenever the kids are playing with cars and I go ‘Pauline, where’s your favourite car?’ And she goes over to the Dodge Daytona.”
Pauline is also a Fan of the Lakers
Like her father, Pauline is also a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers, an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles. She has been seen attending their games multiple times sporting the team’s jersey and supporting the team from the courtside.
Pauline is a Camera Friendly
Because of the huge popularity boasted by their father, Pauline and her siblings are no strangers to cameras and photographers. Both of her older siblings are following in their father’s footsteps and have already debuted as actors.
Pauline too is quite confident in front of the camera. She regularly poses for photos alongside her family whenever they attend any red-carpet event. In 2023, Vin Diesel returned to Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and brought Pauline along. She joined in to play a series of games for the ‘The Guillermo Show’ segment. She asked her dad to introduce her to Kimmel, politely shaking the host’s hand. She also helped her dad pass out tickets to the movie’s premiere to the audience.
We cannot wait to see how much more confident she will grow around the camera.