Paul Walker left his entire multimillion-dollar estate to his teenage daughter, Meadow, and now the late actor’s mother, Cheryl Ann Walker, is making sure her granddaughter is protected legally—by petitioning for guardianship of the 15-year-old, according to a new report.
Cheryl Ann is allegedly seeking guardianship of her granddaughter as Meadow’s mother—Rebecca Soteros, an ex-girlfriend of Paul’s—“has a drinking problem.”
The March 18 court papers filed by Meadow’s grandmother allegedly explain that Rebecca’s struggles with alcoholism make her an unfit guardian for the teen, who reportedly already lives with her mother in Cheryl Ann’s home.
Rebecca’s alcoholism resulted in several run-ins with the law. She was charged for two DUIs, in 2003 and again in 2013, according to TMZ.
Additionally, alcoholism is what finally drove Meadow to move from Hawaii, where her mother lived, to Santa Clarita, Calif., where she resided with her father for three years until his untimely death.
By becoming Meadow’s guardian, Cheryl Ann believes she’s not only doing what’s best for her granddaughter (who stands to inherit close to $16 million), but also fulfilling her son’s last wish.
In his will, Paul requested his mother would become the guardian of Meadow if he were to pass away first.